MPAA Targets Fileserve, MediaFire, Wupload, Putlocker and Depositfiles

It is no secret that the MPAA was a main facilitators of the criminal investigation against Megaupload. But while the movie studios have praised the actions of the US Government, they are not satisfied yet. Paramount Pictures' vice president for worldwide content protection identified Fileserve, MediaFire, Wupload, Putlocker and Depositfiles…

Report April Fools Domain Seizures Here

Yes it’s that time of the year again. As we publish this article, a few dozen owners of torrent sites, file-sharing blogs and other piracy related websites are rubbing their hands with excitement. They planned the most brilliant April fools joke in history, one that will soon shock their visitors.…

The Hypocritical Use of Piracy As a Corporate Weapon

Rupert Murdoch, media tycoon, founder and Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, has been a fanatical supporter of tougher anti-piracy legislation including PIPA and SOPA in the US. But this week it was claimed that Murdoch's piracy crusade is a rather hypocritical one, with his News Corporation now at the…

French ‘Three Strikes’ Law Slashes Piracy, But Fails to Boost Sales

A new report on the effectiveness of the French three-strikes anti-piracy law claims that it managed to cut Internet piracy in half last year. While lobbyists are making preparations to show these great results to politicians worldwide, there is one thing the report fails to mention. Despite the claimed decrease…

Megaupload Shutdown Inflicts Pleasure & Pain On Cyberlockers

In the wake of the Megaupload shutdown in January, cyberlocker services all around the world enjoyed an immediate surge in traffic due to huge capacity being removed from the market. Now, two months on, a few players are fairly steady, some are through the roof, but for others the graphs…

Pirate Bay Damages Rise 60%, Police Ready Hunt For Missing Founder

After failing to hand himself over to authorities as required in January, Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm lost his chance to serve his sentence in an open prison. As a final surrender deadline looms, it's been revealed that interest charges being applied since May 2006 have boosted the damages award…

Kim Dotcom’s Mega Liberation Legal Warfare

A few days ago Kim Dotcom was kind enough to share some details on his legal defense with us. With the article we also posted caricature of a fired-up Kim. A few people have asked us for a larger version of the pic and so here it is. No copyright…

Pirate Party Founder Nominated for TIME 100

Rick Falkvinge, founder of the first Pirate Party in Sweden, has been selected as one of the 200 finalists for TIME’s prestigious top 100 list of the worlds most influential people. Rick Falkvinge is known as the founder of the first Pirate Party in Sweden back in 2006. The success…