Indiana Gregg to The Pirate Bay: The Internet Police Are Coming

A little while ago we wrote about the exchange of emails between artist Indiana Gregg and The Pirate Bay. Indiana wanted The Pirate Bay to remove torrents linking to her work, which they refused to do. Now Indiana has a response for The Pirate Bay and file-sharers in general. It…

‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent

Half of the people who use BitTorrent do so to download TV-shows. Some episodes of popular shows such as 'Heroes' and 'Lost' get up to 10 million downloads. We had a chat with Jesse Alexander, the co-producer of both 'Heroes' and 'Lost', and asked him what his thoughts are on…

Court Hits BitTorrent Users Who Failed to Appear

Last week, lawyers Davenport Lyons who are currently threatening hundreds of BitTorrent users with legal action, tasted victory in Central London County Court with wins in cases against four file-sharers. Fortunately, these 'victories' mean little, as Davenport chose not to go after people who defend themselves, instead picking on people…

Australian Drug Mafia to Sell Pirated DVDs?

Opinion

If you ask any Australian what the most annoying thing is about TV shows or movies, a common response is that it can take a long time for things popular in the US and UK to make it 'down under'. Apparently, the Mafia has picked up on this, as they…

How The FBI Dismantled a BitTorrent Community

On June 25th 2005, the homepage of the EliteTorrents.org tracker displayed an ominous message. Thousands of members trying to log in to get a sneak peak at a leaked copy of Star Wars: Episode 3 were surprised and confused in equal numbers. Had the FBI really raided one of the…

3-Strikes Law Not Needed to Disconnect Pirates

In an attempt to cut down on so-called "illegal downloading" in the UK, the anti-piracy outfit BPI has sent out a round of intimidating emails, based on faulty evidence. BREIN plans to follow this example in The Netherlands, and meanwhile, the French Minister of culture is encouraging all EU member…