Newspaper Attack on Bureau of Piracy Backfires

Evidently, very little is happening in Sweden right now. This is indicated by an attack against the Bureau of Piracy that turned out to be quite a funny story. Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet ran a story about Piratshoppen, the website that sells PiratbyrÃ¥n and the Pirate Bay related material such…

Azureus gets Commercial Funding

The popular BitTorrent client Azureus received funding by BV Capital, a company that previously supported del.icio.us and peerflix. Azureus is currently implementing a “content layer” where commercial downloads will start to appear. Users will be able to search for certain keywords, or browse through the available content by tags. Azureus…

The RIAA uses KAZAA to Promote Songs

In days of yore, when the corporate record labels wanted air-time for one of their tunes, they’d fire CDs at every DJ and his brother. But not any more. That’s because they’ve found a clever, new ‘high tech’ way of getting the music out. It’s called Kazaa, the self-same p2p…

Millionaire Willing to Fight the MPAA

Shawn Hogan, CEO of Digital Point Solutions is sued by the MPAA for downloading a movie over BitTorrent. The MPAA wants to settle the case for $2,500, but Hogan rather spends $100,000 on legal fees, than giving in to the MPAA’s scare tactics. Hogan says: “$100,000 in legal fees is…

Demonoid Invites Anyone?

A couple of months ago we posted that demonoid's registration opened (for a couple of hours). It closed soon after that, but visitors kept asking for invites in the comments.

The Piratebay joins war against Ladonia

The Piratebay openly supports the war against Ladonia, a micronation located in the south of Sweden. Yet another political statement by those fearless pirates. TPB supports an initiative by the AFCI to help the Ladonians in their quest for internet connectivity. The AFCI demands: * No copyright laws! * Internets…

Filesharing gains popularity in Japan

Filesharing is getting more popular in Japan according to a recent survey by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). 3.5 percent of the Japanese Internet users is actively using p2p software to share files, compared to 2.7 percent last year.

You are a Pirate!

Pirates are popular these days, Pirate Parties are popping up like mushrooms, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is leading the BitTorrent movie download chart, and became the fastest film ever to go beyond $300 million in Canada and the US. so sing along.. You are a Pirate! WoW!