Inspector General Exposes Pirating Prison Staffers

After a careful investigation, the Ohio inspector general has concluded that more than a dozen prison staffers shared pirated music on a local network. No concrete evidence was found regarding a separate claim that employees also showed pirated film to inmates.

Hollywood Seeks Net Neutrality Exceptions to Block Pirates

The Motion Picture Association has written to Brazil's Justice Minister seeking exceptions to the country's fledgling “Internet Constitution". In a submission to the government the MPA says that the Marco Civil's current wording on net neutrality deprives courts of the opportunity to order the blocking of 'pirate' sites.

uTorrent Hopes to Regain Trust After Bitcoin Mining Controversy


BitTorrent Inc. released a new version the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent this week. The release aims to make it easier for users to avoid a highly criticized Bitcoin miner which was bundled with the previous 3.4.2 version. The company understands that the controversy "eroded" the trust of some users, but…

The Pirate Bay Suffers Downtime (Updated)

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The Pirate Bay is down at the moment, causing a mild panic among many BitTorrent users. With the raid of last December fresh in mind some fear the worst, but as of yet there is no indication that the site has been hit again.

Media Must Protect Dallas Buyers Club’s Innocent Victims


Don't expect the Federal Court to protect Australians from the claws of Dallas Buyers Club's Voltage Pictures. Sure, Justice Perram will cast an eye over their initial scare letter to alleged pirates, but then the gloves will come off. While defense lawyers have their place, the only people with the…