Franz Ferdinand have talked about downloading and piracy in the past. They have admitted to illegally copying music and expressed their support for file-sharing. Now they appear to have gone one step further by encouraging fans to pirate their latest track - a cover-version of a David Bowie song.
The first rule of Usenet is, you don't talk about Usenet. This rule kept Usenet providers and users out of sight from anti-piracy organizations for years, but this is about to change.
The latest blockbuster movies downloaded via BitTorrent are fuelling a 'Pirate Cinema' with free entry for all. However, as usual, an anti-piracy outfit has other ideas and with help from three police cars filled with officers, managed to detain the organizers and confiscate equipment.
And yet another Podcast from Charlie, late as usual due to some technical problems. Here's TorrentPod episode 43, Enjoy!
Over the past weeks more and more Comcast users started to notice that their BitTorrent transfers were cut off. Most users report a significant decrease in download speeds, and even worse, they are unable to seed their downloads. A nightmare for people who want to keep up a positive ratio…
A company that distributes Japanese animated cartoons has tracked down thousands of BitTorrent users it accuses of breaching their copyrights and has successfully forced their ISPs to reveal their identities. Next step - threatening letters: "Pay Us $3,500 or Else"
The Portuguese counterparts of the RIAA, BSA and MPAA sent the Swedish police a letter in which they demanded "swift enforcement of the law" in The Pirate Bay case. They argue that the Pirate Bay is responsible for several BitTorrent related court cases in Portugal and is affecting right holders…
Isohunt's owner Gary Fung speculates about having MPAA-approved movie downloads on his site that will compete with their pirated counterparts. Gary, who called TPB admin Brokep a communist, shows that he's a true capitalist himself.