Extradited Warez Leader Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years in Prison

Hew Raymond Griffiths, the leader of the notorious warez group 'DrinkorDie' has plead guilty to "conspiracy to commit copyright infringement" and "criminal copyright infringement". Griffiths, who already spend 3 years in an Australian prison fighting his extradition to the US, now faces 10 years in prison & a $500,000 fine.

Harry Potter BitTorrent Fake Upsets J.K. Rowling Fan

Getting a pre-release item via P2P can be an exciting experience for some file-sharers. Unfortunately, BitTorrent users hoping to snare a leaked copy of the final book in the Harry Potter series haven't been getting quite what they'd hoped for.

Police Raid University, Dismantle P2P Network

Police in Poland have mounted an operation against a DirectConnect network situated within a university campus. Officers dismantled the operation following claims of students trading large quantities of unauthorized music, films and software.

Firestorm Adds BitTorrent Support to Firefox

Firestorm is a new Firefox extension that enables Firefox users to download and monitor .torrent files in their browser. Firestorm is being developed as part of a Senior Software Engineering project at Penn State University. The first Alpha release is expected to be released later today.

P2P Anti-Piracy System Defeated With 2 Clicks

eDonkey and BitTorrent users caught up in the latest Logistep anti-piracy sweep haven't got much to smile about, facing threats, legal action and for many, accusations that are simply untrue. For those who would prefer not to have their privacy invaded by Logistep in the future, this anti-piracy cloud has…

Church Official Arrested in Piracy Crackdown

An Italian sacristan was arrested on the charge of downloading and distributing thousands of copyrighted movies and music albums. The man, who is in charge of the holy sacristy of the Naples' main cathedral, is allegedly heading a large scale Piracy cartel.

EliteTorrents Uploader Faces 5 Years in Jail

A man from Columbus, Georgia has pleaded guilty to two felonies connected to the distribution of copyright works via the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker, which was shut down by the FBI in 2005. As a major uploader he faces 5 years in jail plus a $250,000 fine.

Generate 3D Worlds From Your P2P Traffic

There are many software packages out there for collecting data regarding how much you download or upload but most display the information in a functional but boring, spreadsheet-style layout. Wouldn't it be much nicer for a piece of software to gather this data and allow you to visualize it by…