No Anti-BitTorrent Precedent Achieved in Canada

Following comments which suggested that the closure of QuebecTorrent was "a major victory" for the recording industry, we have a statement from the owner of the site to balance things up. The smaller battle against this site is over, the larger one against Canadian BitTorrent sites in general appears unaffected.

Comcast Ordered to Stop BitTorrent Traffic Interference

ISPs have been throttling BitTorrent traffic for years now, but only recently has this turned into a political issue. In a huge victory for BitTorrent users, the FCC has now announced that it will order Comcast to stop interfering with BitTorrent traffic.

Permanent Injunction Closes QuebecTorrent

The battle to keep QuebecTorrent open against a legal attack by the CRIA and 30 other media organizations, is over. The site has complied with a permanent injunction handed down by the Superior Court of Quebec. The recording industry has dropped its claim for $200,000 damages.

G8 Pushes Anti-Piracy Trade Agreement

During their annual summit meeting in Japan, the G8 members agreed to get the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) ready for implementation by the end of the year. The agreement, pushed by multimillion dollar companies, will open the doors to a digital police state, much to the pleasure of the MPAA…

The Pirate Bay Starts its Summer Tour 2008

Today, the Pirate Bay and the Bureau of Piracy start their journey throughout Europe, that will reach its climax at the art festival Manifesta by the end of next week in Bolzano, Italy. The good news is that if you'd like to join them en route, everyone is welcome.

Victims of WiFi Theft Not Responsible For Illegal Uploads

A German court has ruled that Internet users operating a WiFi router are not responsible if others use their equipment to infringe copyright on P2P networks. The news is likely to be seen as yet another blow for lawyers Davenport Lyons who have been insisting that German law decisions would…

US Pirate Party Study Shatters MPAA Claims

While the Pirate Party might be well known in Sweden, and heard of elsewhere around Europe, it's not really taken off in the country that prides itself as being 'the land of the free'. Unperturbed, the US Pirate Party has soldiered on and with the preliminary release of data from…

Download Torrents Remotely with Mininova Bookmarks

Mininova has just launched their new bookmarking feature for registered users. One of the benefits of your mininova bookmarks page is that generates a personalized RSS feed which allows you to automatically add bookmarked torrents to your BitTorrent client.