Record-Breaking BitTorrent Lawsuit Decimated

Voltage Pictures, the makers of The Hurt Locker, have voluntarily dismissed around 90% of the defendants from their record-breaking lawsuit against alleged file-sharers. More than 2,300 Does remain in the suit and are currently unidentified, but several others have now been named. Read on to find out which IP addresses…

Major Usenet Provider Ordered to Remove All Infringing Content

Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has won its landmark court case against News-Service.com, one of the leading Usenet providers. The Amsterdam court ruled that the Usenet provider, which offers its network to Binverse and Usenext among others, has to delete all infringing content from its servers. This decision is similar to…

TalkTalk’s P2P Throttling Kills OnLive Games

The popular cloud gaming service OnLive has been active in the U.S. for more than a year, and last week it launched in the U.K. OnLive works by rendering and storing games on remote servers, which are then streamed to users' computers or TVs. It appears though, that not all…

Internet Observatory Brings Real-Time P2P Traffic Statistics

Ipoque, a German based company that specializes in developing bandwidth managing solutions for universities and ISPs has just launched the Internet Observatory. The site offers real-time insight into Internet traffic statistics, and show how much bandwidth is used by various applications. A quick look at the stats shows that P2P…

NHL’s Montreal Canadiens Accused of Pirating The Hurt Locker

Last month it became clear that having developed their pay-up-or-else file-sharing settlement scheme in the United States, the makers of the Hurt Locker had moved north. In their new phase of targeting Canadian IP addresses for cash settlements, Voltage Pictures have included an interesting target in their latest batch -…

Music Piracy Continues to Decline Thanks to Spotify

A new report looking into online music consumption habits shows that since 2009 the number of people who pirate music has dropped by 25 percent in Sweden. The sharp decrease coincides with a massive interest for the music streaming service Spotify. One of the main reasons why people switch to…

Payment Provider Hands Over Name of Torrent Site Owner

After being threatened with a lawsuit by the Hollywood-funded anti-piracy outfit BREIN, a Dutch payment provider has handed over the personal details of a torrent site owner. The anti-piracy group is targeting payment providers in order to reveal the identity of site owners, as the information owners give to hosting…