Old Pirate Bay Will Share $100,000 With Devs, Mods and Uploaders

In less than a month OldPirateBay.org has grown out to become one of the most popular torrent sites on the Internet. The site has become the default Pirate Bay replacement for many, and the operators hope to keep it that way with a $100,000 cash injection for developers, moderators and uploaders.

Italy Launches Largest Ever Pirate Site Blockade

A complaint filed by 21st Century Fox's Sky TV has ended in Italy's most aggressive site-blocking action yet. Coordinated by the Public Prosecutor of Rome, the operation has resulted in more than 120 international 'pirate' streaming websites being blacked out by local ISPs

Pirate Party MEP Fails to Deliver True Copyright Reform

Opinion

The political discourse on copyright back in 2006 was uninspired and one-dimensional. Activism was not enough to change things, and the Pirate Party was formed as an alternative to the future visions propagated by content dinosaurs. Direct political representation was seen as a requirement for change, and with two seats…

Zombie Pirate Bay Tracker Fuels Chinese DDoS Attacks

News

The Pirate Bay discontinued its tracker more than half a decade ago, but in recent weeks it returned from the dead to DDoS web-servers all over the world. In what appears to be a misconfiguration of the "Chinese Firewall," tracker.thepiratebay.org is pointed to the IP-addresses of servers that have nothing…

Men Tried for Extortion After Porn Download Threats

News

Six men went on trial this week accused of blackmail and extortion after thousands were sent threats demanding cash payments for alleged adult video downloads. Former Pirate Bay spokesman Peter Sunde hopes for a conviction, but wonders if Hollywood content would've been handled differently.

Apple Patents Technology to Legalize P2P Sharing

Apple has obtained a patent for a technology that allows people to legally share music and videos with friends. Instead of downloading files from iTunes or another store, customers can get them from friends or family and obtain a license separately. According to Apple, their invention will save bandwidth costs…