Hungary Shuts Down BitTorrent Sites, Pre-Empts US Action

Last week saw many Hungarian BitTorrent trackers and warez sites shut down by the police. Is it just a coincidence that the US is planning to put a federal prosecutor in Budapest, Hungary to "assist in the coordination of the enforcement of intellectual property laws"? Probably not.

Prince To Take On The Pirate Bay

Prince, described by some people as one of the most creative and talented musicians, hired the infamous "Web Sheriff" who announced lawsuits against The Pirate Bay in the U.S., France and Sweden. "Way to go on losing all your fans" was the first response of Pirate Bay admin Brokep.

OiNK Launches Legal Defense Fund

Last month the popular private BitTorrent tracker OiNK was effectively shut down in a joint effort by Dutch and British law enforcement. OiNK admin Alan Ellis who was arrested during the raid now launched a legal defense fund to cover the legal costs and asks former OiNK members to help…

Canadian Police Tolerates Piracy For Personal Use

The Canadian police announced that it will stop targeting people who download copyrighted material for personal use. Their priority will be to focus on organized crime and copyright theft that affects the health and safety of consumers instead of the cash flow of large corporations.

Demonoid Shuts Down Again

Demonoid.com, one of the most popular BitTorrent trackers, was forced to go offline again because the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) threatened their ISP.