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…

Sweden Might Legalize Downloading

Sweden may add charges to broadband subscriptions to, “compensate music and film companies for the downloading of their work, while legalizing the downloading of copyright-protected material,” The Local quotes justice minister Thomas Bodström as saying. And in the process, it might drop the ban on file sharing, it states, going…

Young Swedes Love Filesharing

75% of the young voters in Sweden support filesharing, even if it’s illegal, according to a recent survey. This indicates that filesharing is going to be a hot topic in the coming elections. Over 75 percent of those asked said it was OK to download illegally from the Internet, said…

Vista Beta Torrent Not An Option

The demand for Microsoft’s second Vista Beta is so high that they have to limit the bandwidth to prevent the internet from collapsing (not my words). However, they can’t release it over BitTorrent for some vague reason. At least, according to a chat Chris Pirillo had with MS Mindshare Manager…