PirateBay Servers Still Remain in Custody

When the popular BitTorrent tracker the PirateBay was raided in May, the police confiscated 180 servers of TPB's hosting company PRQ. The Swedish authorities have now decided that the servers of TPB, and those of other customers unrelated to the BitTorrent tracker, will remain in custody.

MPAA Shows Off Anti-Piracy Dogs in Dubai

The MPAA demonstrated one of its latest anti-piracy tools to their Arab colleagues in Dubai: Two black Labradors named Lucky and Flo. A "highly effective" tool in the "war against piracy" according to the MPAA.

Movie Pirate Jailed for Seven Years

Johnny Ray Gasca, a resident of Hollywood, has been sentenced to seven years in jail for recording a film with his camcorder in a local cinema. Gasca is the first to be convicted in a nationwide campaign against movie piracy.

BitTorrent Video Store to be Infected with Windows DRM

Bram Cohen has confirmed in an interview that content on the upcoming BitTorrent Video Store is going to be loaded with Windows DRM, which means restrictions for all and Mac & Linux users are going to be left out in the cold. What fun!

Azureus Releases 3.0 Beta and Video Sharing Website

The popular BitTorrent client, Azureus has announced its long awaited 3.0 release together with the launch of its new video sharing site Zudeo.com. Azureus 3.0 includes a content layer that "should" make it easier to find videos and other large files, and share them with friends.

Sufjan Stevens Free & Legal on BitTorrent

Sufjan Stevens is an American Folk & Indie Rock musician and singer-songwriter, three of whose singles are being distributed legally over BitTorrent. Uploaded by his record label, Asthmatic Kitty, the singles are from his albums, Illinoise and The Avalanche.