Sympathy for the Pirate

Sweden again. The Filesharing debate continues, and the Pirate’s vote might be an important one in the upcoming election. Justice minister Thomas Bodström is flirting openly with filesharers, while the Pirate Party is getting bigger and bigger. Lars Ilshammar, an information-technology historian who recently suggested Sweden to impose a fee…

Free “Duke City Shootout” Movie Downloads

BitTorrent offers free high-res movie downloads of “The Duke City Shootout Film” Festival. All 42 movies will be available for free. The 7th annual Duke City Shootout starts June 21st, fresh movies will be added on a daily basis. But there’s more, all previous winners of “the world’s strangest little…

The Corruptibles

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MP3 Search Engine is Illegal According to Dutch Court

The Dutch court ruled that the MP3 search engine “zoekmp3.nl” is infringing copyright. This is a remarkable ruling, since none of the files that the search engine is linking to are actually hosted at zoekmp3′s servers. Initially the lower court decided that it was not illegal to link to illegal…

Microsoft Doesn’t Like the Vista Torrent

Vistatorrent.com received the well known “cease and desist” letter from Microsoft. Apparently they are still planning to take down the internet. Although the demand for Microsoft’s second Vista Beta is extremely high, Microsoft refused to release a torrent. They stated: There are legal and privacy issues which unfortunately make that…

The Piratebay Back Home

It looks like The Piratebay is back home again. The Piratebay had to move because the Swedish police raided their servers. But, after a short stay in The Netherlands the torrent tracker returned to their provider “PRQ” in Sweden. At least, that’s what the ip info tells us. Another point…

World Cup P2P Stream

In a previous article I pointed to the article in Wired with some tips and tricks to watch the world cup online. But it seems that quite a lot of people still have problems watching world cup streams online. Don’t worry, there’s another p2p world cup stream player, and it’s…