The Swedish prosecutor HÃ¥kan Roswall has announced the charges against four individuals involved with The Pirate Bay. The four, aged 23 to 37, are being charged with "assisting copyright infringement" of 4 software applications, 9 films and 22 music tracks.
In an few hours from now The Pirate Bay team will probably be charged with aiding or facilitating copyright infringement. If they are found guilty, they could receive sentences of up to 2 years in prison, but the site will remain online, no matter what.
The popular cross-platform BitTorrent client Transmission, praised by its users for being full-featured but lightweight, is now officially the new default client for Ubuntu.
The High Court in Singapore has ordered an ISP to hand over the personal details of its customers who used BitTorrent to share Japanese anime titles, overturning a previous decision. The decision will likely pave the way to taking legal action against hundreds more BitTorrent users.
The popular BitTorrent meta-search engine Torrentz.com has introduced several new features, including "verified" movies and TV-shows. The site is now hosted in multiple datacenters - with full redundancy - to guarantee optimal service to its users.
European file-sharers were given a huge legal boost today, as the European Court of Justice declared that EU law does not allow Internet Service Providers to be forced to reveal the personal details of people accused of file sharing.
The music industry in Germany has secured a legal victory over the hugely popular file-hosting service, Rapidshare. According to the rights holders, Rapidshare is going to have to stop its users from downloading infringing music tracks from its servers, or face the prospect of being shut down.
If you're interested in file-sharing, you can't have failed to have heard about Qtrax, the 'new', 'legal' P2P platform for downloading as many music tracks as you like. Here's how to easily convert millions of BitTorrent users to Qtrax users in a few simple steps.