‘The Pirate Bay Dancing’ Add-On Killls DNS and IP Blockades

Efforts to censor the Internet are increasing in the Western world. In the US lawmakers are currently discussing legislation (SOPA/PIPA) that could take out The Pirate Bay, or disable access to it. In several other countries such as Italy, Finland and Belgium, courts have already ordered Internet Providers to block…

TVShack Plea: Extradition Lifeline Needs Immediate Action

As reported previously, Richard O’Dwyer, the former administrator of the now defunct UK-based video links site TVShack, is continuing with his fight against extradition to the United States Today, TorrentFreak has received news from Richard’s mother Julia O’Dwyer containing an urgent appeal to all UK residents who have the power…

Grooveshark Prepares To Unmask Anonymous ‘Whistleblower’

As both sides in the forthcoming Universal Music versus Grooveshark copyright infringement lawsuit prepare to do battle, a warning shot has been sounded across the bows of the currently anonymous individual whose comments set off the legal chain reaction. The alleged Grooveshark whistleblower could be unmasked following a request not…

Tell Your Senators That You Don’t Want Internet Censorship

Opposition against SOPA and PROTECT IP in the United States continues. Even those who recognize that online piracy needs to be stopped see that these bills are not the right path. The current text allows for the shutdown of nearly every website on the Internet, which sounds just as bad…

DNS ‘Seizure’ Takes Out MegaUpload

For the past 24 hours the hugely popular MegaUpload file-hosting service has been rendered inaccessible across many countries around the world. With the United States government 'Cyber Monday' domain seizures fresh in everyone's mind, fingerpointing has been directed at the U.S. authorities. The problems, however, seem to be rooted with…

uTorrent Plus Goes on Pre-Sale for $24.95

For the first time ever uTorrent users can now pay for their favorite BitTorrent client. BitTorrent Inc. just put a pre-order for the "Plus" version of uTorrent online for $24.95 a year. The official release is scheduled to come out before the holidays. The paid version of uTorrent will offer…

France Attacks Finances of Cyberlocker and Streaming Sites

France's Hadopi agency has announced the next phase in its ongoing battle against unauthorized Internet file-sharing. In common with its counterparts in the United States, work is now underway to strangle the finances of direct download, cyberlocker and video streaming sites. The agency hopes to report significant progress by early…

SOPA Revolt, The Taiwanese Anime Version

Two weeks ago the Internet’s opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) reached unprecedented levels. And it continues. Techdirt points out that even the New York Times and MPAA’s hometown paper LA Times have criticized the bill. Meanwhile, the clash is being followed with great interest in other parts…