Honda Takes Down “Infringing” Jet From FlightGear

In a surprise move, Honda has sent a takedown request to the popular open source flight simulator FlightGear. The company asked the developers to remove the Honda Jet, as it infringes on Honda's trademarks. The FlightGear team is saddened by the request but saw no other option than to take…

Young Swedes Who Never File-Share Up By 40%

New research carried out in Sweden has revealed that the percentage of young people who never share files is up by almost 40% since 2009. Those who share files daily is down too, a development the researchers say is a victory for the legal market, as opposed to entertainment companies…

uTorrent Makes Advertisement Unremovable in Latest Release

This week a new version of uTorrent was released, one that is expected to disappoint a large subset of the clients' users. The latest release no longer includes a setting to disable the ad in the left corner of the app, an option that was made available in the client…

MP3, DVD and CD Copying is Now Legal in The UK (For Some)

Soon, UK citizens are free to copy MP3s, CDs and DVDs for personal use. The UK copyright law revisions, some of which went into effect this month, will legalize this common form of copying. Major changes already went into effect for disabled people, who can now copy and publish copyrighted…

PublicHD Disappears, Twitter & Facebook Accounts Gone

One of the Internet's favorite public torrent sites for HD content has mysteriously disappeared. Sites can often suffer downtime, but the complete absence of PublicHD since yesterday is also accompanied by the deletion of its Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Why Activism Isn’t Enough

Every now and then it's being questioned why the Pirate Party chose the political route to safeguard privacy and other liberties, as well as reform those monopolies that stand in its way, such as the copyright monopoly. The answer is simple: activism isn't enough.

Could Bitcoin Miners Help Pay For Pirated Games?

Multiple reports this week suggested that a pirate release of the game Watch Dogs contained a Bitcoin miner. While no one wants their machine infected with unwanted software, could an authorized installation of a Bitcoin miner on users' machines generate enough revenue for a developer to give his game away…

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested in Sweden

Peter Sunde was arrested today in a police raid in southern Sweden. The Pirate Bay co-founder was wanted by Interpol as he had yet to serve prison time for his involvement with the site. Sunde's arrest comes exactly eight years after the police raided the Pirate Bay servers, which marked…

PirateBox Delivers Brand New Anonymous Sharing Release

In 2012 a device called PirateBox excited users with the prospect of anonymous wireless file-sharing anywhere, no Internet required, and at a cost of just a few dollars. Now the project has released PirateBox 1.0 and a brand new website. TorrentFreak caught up with PirateBox founder David Darts for the…

Pirate Bay Celebrates “Independence Day” on 8-Year Raid Anniversary

Eight years ago today The Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police. While the entertainment industries hoped that this would be a great victory, they inadvertently helped to develop one of the most resilient websites on the Internet. The Pirate Bay has declared the raid anniversary "pirate Independence Day"…