The DVD ripper aXXo is without a doubt one of the most popular DVD-rippers. Even though he hasn't been active since November 2007, his rips are still widely used, even by commercial outlets such as the John Lewis store. They must have thought, "Why use a real DVD if we…
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has been lobbying politicians of the European Parliament to force ISP's to identify, filter, block and remove copyright infringing content from the Internet. Now, according to an early report, it appears that all three anti-piracy measures have been defeated.
The Pirate Bay recently featured in an exhibition about online crime, run by the Swedish police - even before their trial has begun. Pirate Bay's Brokep has had enough of being the punch bag of the Swedish authorities: "It's slander," he says "Authorities are not allowed to engage in political…
The top 10 most downloaded DVDrips on BitTorrent, "Rendition" tops the chart this week.
Apparently the RIAA is so busy suing consumers that they forgot to hire a decent programmer. With a simple SQL injection, all their propaganda has been successfully wiped from the site.
In March 2007, a court ruled that Rapidshare could be held responsible for copyright violations committed by users who uploaded copyrighted material to their servers. Now, rumors are circulating that Rapidshare has been shutdown - this does not seem to be the case.
The Internet is in its infancy. Electronic information still travels along copper wires left over from the industrial revolution, but the information age is about to hit puberty. Fiber optic cables are sprouting in unexpected places. The piracy and chaos we are collectively experiencing is growing pains.
Greens EFA, a coalition of two political parties that currently have 42 seats in the European parliament, have launched a pro-filesharing campaign named "I Wouldn't Steal". Their goal is to counter the anti-piracy propaganda put forward by the entertainment industry, and encourage people to download and share.