File-Sharer Convicted in Sweden’s Biggest P2P Case

A 31 year old file-sharer escaped prison this morning when he received a heavy fine and a suspended sentence for uploading music and movies. The court refrained from putting the defendant in prison, saying that the music industry needs to take some responsibility for the current situation.

isoHunt and MPAA Debate Legality of BitTorrent Sites

The legality of BitTorrent sites has always been highly debated. As of today, no court has ever ruled that a website offering .torrent links is legal or not. This might change soon, as isoHunt and the MPAA once again clash in court.

Nine Inch Nails Give Away New Single on Facebook

After experimenting with free BitTorrent distribution on their last album, 'Ghosts', The Nine Inch Nails are today releasing their latest single 'Echoplex' for free, to tens of millions of Facebook users. Also, everyone should check out tomorrow - apparently a "surprise" awaits.

MPAA Silently Drops Case Against BitTorrent Site

In 2005, DVDr-core was the first BitTorrent site that was targeted by the MPAA outside the US. A classic story: Man runs site, man gets sued over site, nothing more is ever heard. Whilst in most cases, this means that the defendant bowed to pressure, paid an out of court…

Warez Leader Is Chairman Of San Diego Republican Party

This week, a 30 year old man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his involvement in the so-called pirate 'warez scene'. In what appears to be some sort of bizarre parallel universe, it's been revealed that another notorious pirate has an interesting job - he's chairman of the…

OiNK’s Bail Date Extended Yet Again by Police

Over six months have passed since the popular private BitTorrent tracker OiNK was raided in a joint effort by Dutch and British law enforcement. Today, the bail date for OiNK admin Alan Ellis has been extended for the third time, now until the 1st of July.

IFPI to Sue Swedish ISP for Facilitating Copyright Infringement

The last year has seen the IFPI shift its focus from the individual filesharer, to their ISPs. After Denmark, Norway and Ireland, the anti-piracy lobbyists have now announced that they will go after a Swedish ISP, claiming that the company facilitates copyright infringement.