In Your Face Hollywood!

Fredrik Neij from the piratebay held a speech at the successful pirate demonstration yesterday. He responded to the Piratebay raid stating: “AntipiratbyrÃ¥n, Bush, Bodström, or whoever gave the order for this pathetic attempt at an attack , give it up, and stop messing with the internet! It’s a battle you…

Piratbyrån Speech

Rasmus Fleischer form the Swedish pro-piracy organization PiratbyrÃ¥n gave a talk at the Reboot8 conference., he discussed copyright issues and PiratbyrÃ¥n thoughts and vision. The Reboot8 conference is “a journey into the interconnectedness of creation, participation, values, openness, decentralization, collaboration, complexity, technology, p2p, humanities, connectedness and many more areas”. The…

Piratebay Back Up

The Piratebay moved their servers to the Netherlands and is (almost) fully functional. They changed the title of the BitTorrent tracker to "The Police Bay".

Pirate Demonstration In Sweden

The Swedish Pirate Party and PiratbyrÃ¥n are organizing a protest demonstration in Stockholm and Göteborg on Sathurday (tomorrow). The protests are starting at at 3pm (Stockholm) and 4.30pm (Göteborg) local time. Marcin de Kaminski from PiratbyrÃ¥n stated: “This is no longer about just a raid on the Pirate Bay, but…

Hackers Attack Swedish Police

The website of the Swedish police was forced to go offline after a DOS attack. Although it is still unclear who initiated the attacks, the link between this incident and the raid on the Pirate Bay seems obvious.

MPAA Sues Download Scam Sites

Hollywood’s MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has filed lawsuits against 22 web sites it says allow people to download movies without authorization. The sites – in New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Florida and Texas – include allmoviedownloads.com; Flixks.net; freedvddirect.com; mykazaa.com; and, unlimiteddownloads.com. They typically charge a subscription fee of anywhere…

Piratebay Hoax? A Déjà Vu

The Piratebay was raided by the Swedish police yesterday. Today we read that the site will be back within two days, what reminds me of the trick they pulled off last year. In May 2005 all major media outlets reported that The Piratebay was taken down by Swedish anti-piracy organisations.…

CBC Isohunt Interview

CBC interviewed Gary Fung, the man behind Isohunt.com. Isohunt was recently sued by the MPAA, but planned to fight back. Gary is glad his voice is heard: I’m glad CBC gave me the opportunity to voice our stance, what we do and why the MPAA is after us. Media distributions…