MPAA Begged Sweden to Take Down The Piratebay

The rumor that the MPAA pressured Sweden to take down the Piratebay is not new, but there’s finally some proof. Here’s a letter that the MPAA sent to Sweden’s state secretary this March. Clearly the complaints that we filed on behalf of our members in 2004 and 2005 with the…

Bye Newnova (update: welcome back!)

Newnova.org, the torrent site based on the famous suprnova.org code is gone. Suprnova.org’s successor launched in October 2005, but they never came near the popularity of suprnova, or the other big players in the torrent scene. Both the newnova site and forums now point to David Stanley’s freelance website design.…

US Pirate Party Interview

Two weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Piratebay raid, the US equivalent of the Swedish pirate party "piratpartiet" was founded.

Apple’s Movie Download Store

The rumor goes that Apple is currently working out a deal with some major players in the movie bussiness to start a movie download store. According to an article in Variety Apple CEO Steve Jobs wants the movies to be $9.99, but the Studio’s are giving him a hard time:…

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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