If Illegal Sites Get Blocked Accidentally, Hard Luck Says Court

In a case before the High Court, UK ISPs have raised concerns that 'innocent' sites might be taken offline due to them sharing IP addresses with other sites detailed in blocking orders. While sites will get a chance to complain, those operating illegally will get no sympathy from the High…

MPAA Pays University $1,000,000 For Piracy Research

The MPAA has donated over a million dollars Carnegie Mellon University in support of its piracy research program. The movie industry group sees academic research as a valuable tool to steer future copyright policies and uses the program's results to further its cause.

Why Hollywood Director Lexi Alexander Sides With “Pirates”

Opinion

Lexi Alexander is one of a few Hollywood directors to have come out in support of file-sharers. While her opinions may not help her career, she believes that certain four letter acronyms are a bigger threat to the movie industry than the young brights minds previously jailed for file-sharing. Today…

BitTorrent Inc. Now Allows All Artists to Get Paid

News

After the huge success enjoyed by Thom York and his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes release, BitTorrent Inc. has opened up its paygate to content creators everywhere. Upon application, sellers of music, video and even software can now get paid via the San Francisco company's 'Bundle' project.

Giganews Not Liable for Pirating Usenet Customers, Court Rules

A federal court in California has ruled that Usenet service provider Giganews is not guilty of copyright infringement, nor can it be held responsible for customers who do pirate content. The case in question was brought by adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 which previously lodged similar complaints against Amazon, Google…

KickassTorrents Moves to Kickass.so Domain Name

News

KickassTorrents, one of the largest torrent sites, relocated to a new domain name today. As part of their "annual domain rotation" the site traded in its Kickass.to address for the Somalian Kickass.so. The site's operators aren't commenting on the move but it could be instrumental in circumventing various anti-piracy measures,…