The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany has ruled that the identities of file-sharers must remain private and can no longer be revealed to media companies who accuse them of copyright infringement. In future, only those accused of 'heavy' crimes such as murder, child pornography or kidnapping will be revealed.
No Starch Press and Wired's news editor Leander Kahney have released free copies of "The Cult of Mac" and "The Cult of iPod" on the Pirate Bay. Publishing music, movies and books on BitTorrent seems to be becoming a trend, and there's nothing wrong with that.
The popular BitTorrent site Mininova is currently Beta testing BitTorrent powered video streaming. The new streaming feature allows users to watch videos instantly, streamed from .torrent files.
The BBC has published a podcast which takes a look at piracy through the ages, also covering the modern concept of 'intellectual property'. Of course, no story of piracy would be complete without discussing The Pirate Bay so Peter Sunde also plays a significant part in this 20 minute program.
CBC, Canada's public television broadcaster has plans to release the upcoming TV-show "Canada's Next Great Prime Minister" for free via BitTorrent. This makes CBC the first North-American broadcaster to embrace the popular filesharing protocol.
VLC Player, one of the best and most widely used media players has found to be vulnerable to a remote hijack. The reported vulnerability makes it possible for a malicious user to run arbitrary code, potentially taking remote control of the host machine.
The top 10 most downloaded DVDrips on BitTorrent, "The Mist" tops the chart (again) this week.
The legendary Ron Jeremy has had enough of video streaming sites such as YouPorn and PornTube, that host pirated versions of his epic movies for free. Jeremy says adult content deserves the same respect as Hollywood's majors do, and is happy that Vivid Entertainment is going after these sites.