Franz Ferdinand Encourage Fans to Pirate New Track

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.

Police Target ‘Pirate Cinema’ Fuelled by Downloaded Movies

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.

TorrentPod Episode 43

And yet another Podcast from Charlie, late as usual due to some technical problems. Here's TorrentPod episode 43, Enjoy!

Comcast Throttles BitTorrent Traffic, Seeding Impossible

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…

Anti-Piracy Lobby Pressures Police to Take On The Pirate Bay

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 Foresees a Legal Future

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.