The Pirate Bay to BBC: We Don’t Want To Be Information Slaves

The BBC has published a podcast which takes a look at piracy through the ages, also covering the modern concept of 'intellectual property'. Of course, no story of piracy would be complete without discussing The Pirate Bay so Peter Sunde also plays a significant part in this 20 minute program.

CBC To Release TV-Show via BitTorrent, For Free

CBC, Canada's public television broadcaster has plans to release the upcoming TV-show "Canada's Next Great Prime Minister" for free via BitTorrent. This makes CBC the first North-American broadcaster to embrace the popular filesharing protocol.

VLC Player Vulnerable to Remote Hijack

VLC Player, one of the best and most widely used media players has found to be vulnerable to a remote hijack. The reported vulnerability makes it possible for a malicious user to run arbitrary code, potentially taking remote control of the host machine.

Ron Jeremy Takes on Porn Pirates

The legendary Ron Jeremy has had enough of video streaming sites such as YouPorn and PornTube, that host pirated versions of his epic movies for free. Jeremy says adult content deserves the same respect as Hollywood's majors do, and is happy that Vivid Entertainment is going after these sites.

Anti-Piracy Company Illegally Spied on P2P Users

The organization responsible for privacy protection in Italy has declared that Logistep has been operating illegally. The Garante della Privacy says that the anti-piracy company breached the privacy of thousands of P2P users when it tracked and reported them to media companies. It has 14 days to cease and desist.

LimeWire Store Opens for Business

LimeWire has just launched a beta version of its online store, requiring no additional software and offering DRM-free MP3 music downloads for as little as $0.27 per track.

Iceland’s Largest BitTorrent Tracker Faces Permanent Shutdown

Torrent.is went to court this week and the site now faces a permanent shutdown and the possibility that they will have to compensate copyright owners. Since nearly 10% of Iceland's population were members, Torrent.is was by far the most popular BitTorrent tracker in the country.