Alchemist Author Pirates His Own Books

Paulo Coelho, the best-selling author of "The Alchemist", is using BitTorrent and other filesharing networks as a way to promote his books. His publishers weren't too keen on giving away free copies of his books, so he's taken matters into his own hands.

Comcast’s BitTorrent Throttling Acceptable? Not Quite!

Today, Richard Bennett from the Register wrote an article in which he argues that Comcast's BitTorrent interference is reasonable. Not only does this alleged expert make absurd claims, he also thinks it's necessary to take on the EFF. Time for a rebuttal.

Anti-Piracy Company Breaches Privacy, Ordered to Shut Down

The infamous anti-piracy tracking outfit Logistep has been criticized by the data protection commissioner in Switzerland for helping to breach the privacy of people on file-sharing networks. Logistep, who track file-sharers all over Europe, has 30 days to stop collecting data, or face further action.

aXXo’s Pirated Movies Used to Promote the iMac

The DVD ripper aXXo is without a doubt one of the most popular DVD-rippers. Even though he hasn't been active since November 2007, his rips are still widely used, even by commercial outlets such as the John Lewis store. They must have thought, "Why use a real DVD if we…

IFPI Fails to Force ISPs to Become Anti-Piracy Enforcers

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has been lobbying politicians of the European Parliament to force ISP's to identify, filter, block and remove copyright infringing content from the Internet. Now, according to an early report, it appears that all three anti-piracy measures have been defeated.

The Pirate Bay, Guilty Before Trial!

Opinion

The Pirate Bay recently featured in an exhibition about online crime, run by the Swedish police - even before their trial has begun. Pirate Bay's Brokep has had enough of being the punch bag of the Swedish authorities: "It's slander," he says "Authorities are not allowed to engage in political…

RIAA Website Wiped Clean by “Hackers”

Apparently the RIAA is so busy suing consumers that they forgot to hire a decent programmer. With a simple SQL injection, all their propaganda has been successfully wiped from the site.