TextBook Torrents Turns The Final Page and Closes Down

From relative obscurity, Textbook Torrents, the world's largest BitTorrent index of textbooks, found itself in the world spotlight during July 2008 and was forced to close down by its host. The site returned weeks later, growing massively in the process, but now, just a couple of months on, the site…

Court Deems Pirate Bay Block to be Illegal

This August The Pirate Bay was “censored” in Italy following a decree from a public prosecutor. The Pirate Bay appealed the block and eventually won the court case. Earlier this week the Court of Bergamo detailed its decision, and ruled that no foreign website can be censored for alleged copyright…

Santa Cruz University Fights Back at RIAA

The RIAA sends out pre-settlement letters and lawsuits to all manner of students accused of file-sharing across the US. Some schools, as we've covered in our Tackling College Piracy series, have capitulated. Others, like University of California Santa Cruz, have fought back.

DDoS Attacks Force Norbits to go Offline

NorBits, the largest Norwegian BitTorrent tracker, has been pulled offline by their webhosting company due to the continuous DDoS attacks suffered by the site. The host has nullrouted the IPs and told the Norbits staff to find a new home. Meanwhile, NorBits' staff are trying to calm their users down…

Major Romanian ISP Blocks BitTorrent Site

Just over 12 months since one of Romania's most popular BitTorrent trackers was raided by the police, Torrentbits.ro is suffering more problems. Customers of one of Romania's largest ISPs, UPC, can no longer access the site.

IFPI Loses Another P2P ‘Wireless Defense’ Case

A man accused of being a music pirate has been cleared by a Danish court. The man denied the claims of the IFPI, based on his assertion that someone else must have accessed his wireless router to commit the infringements. This is the second major defeat for the IFPI in…

Michael Moore on Slacker Uprising’s Piracy ‘Problem’

Michael Moore decided to give away his latest film ‘Slacker Uprising’ for free, but only to people in the US and Canada. However, since he chose to use BitTorrent, and open trackers such as The Pirate Bay, it was fairly easy for the rest of the world to download it…