IFPI claims piracy is ‘Made in China’

If you were to take press statements made by the anti-piracy lobbyists, everyone in South East Asia is busy camcording movies, working in 'illicit replication factories' or smuggling people across borders to sell counterfeit CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes. They're also responsible for global warming, the fall of society in…

Movie Chief: Pre-Release Piracy Makes No Impact on Box Office

The last time a workprint copy of a high profile movie hit the web, a BitTorrent site got shutdown by the FBI and several people went to jail. A US citizen caught seeding a pre-release movie faces 5 years in jail but according to the President of movie company Lions…

The Pirate Bay: One year After the Raid

Today it's exactly one year since the controversial raid on The Pirate Bay. Unlike the MPAA would have wanted, TPB is still online, more popular than ever. Let's look back at last years events.

ISPs Facilitate Filesharing according to the IFPI

Opinion

ISPs facilitate the illegal swapping on copyrighted music on a grand scale according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). This is one of the 10 inconvenient truths about the music industry they published today. Most of the "truths" are simply not true of course, they are nothing…

What’s the Weight of all the BitTorrents in the World?

Computers store data as 0's and 1's in their circuitry, utilizing voltages. Voltages have mass so all data held in this fashion everywhere on the planet actually adds up to weigh something in the physical world. So exactly how much does all the BitTorrent traffic in the world weigh? Give…

Anti-Piracy Group Flyers at Cannes Film-Festival

French antiP2P agency CoPeerRight has been distributing flyers to advertise their new services to film makers and executives at the Cannes Film Festival. Titled "Bytes Corrupted", the company claims it can "protect your rights, before and after the digital piracy of your films."

Pirates of the Internet: At Intellectual Property’s End

The ever controversial Pirate Bay is messing with Hollywood again. They've put up a new logo which links to pirated copies of the blockbuster movie "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End". To make it even more juicy, they are also selling a T-shirt with the logo on it in…