Sssh! Dotcom’s Use of Twitter Problematic, Court Told

Days after the Supreme Court denied Kim Dotcom access to evidence held by the FBI, the Megaupload founder's legal team were back in court seeking other documents in connection with a compensation claim. During the hearing, however, a Crown lawyer took the opportunity to complain about Dotcom's use of Twitter.

Music Industry Wants Pirate Site Blockades in More Countries


Music industry group IFPI released its latest Digital Music Report this week. The report includes some mandatory pages on the continuing piracy problem and claims that pirate site blockades are hugely effective. According to the music group it's now time to expand the blockades to other countries, and censor mobile…

BitTorrent Hip Hop Album Becomes First Ever to Accept Bitcoin


Toronto-based hip hop band Aint No Love have booked a world first with their new BitTorrent / Bitcoin venture. Alongside their regular iTunes offering, this week the group began distributing their album 'Tears of Joy' for free on BitTorrent, using FrostWire's just-debuted in-client Bitcoin tipping feature.

Turkey’s Twitter Ban Collapse Fueled By VPNs and DNS Tricks


Friday's news that the Turkish government had banned its citizens from accessing Twitter was depressing but an opportunity to be embraced. Forewarned is forearmed, and the fact that Turks are learning how to beat censorship with VPNs and DNS tricks better prepares them for the future.