Court Rejects Massive Torrent Damages Claim, Admin Avoids Jail

A former torrent site operator has largely avoided the goals of an aggressive movie industry prosecution in Sweden. Against a backdrop of demands for years in prison and millions in damages, the 25-year-old owner of private tracker SwePiracy was handed 100 hours community service and told to pay $194,000.

BREIN Tracks Down YouTube Pirate, Warns Others


Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN continues to put pressure on pirates all over the Internet, including those on YouTube. This week they forced a pirating film uploader to cease his activities, warning that repeat infringers may have to pay penalties that could run into the thousands of euros.

Pirate Bay Uploader Admits Copyright Infringement & Fraud

A man who uploaded the UK’s Top 40 singles to The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents each week has pleaded guilty to copyright infringement and fraud offenses. Wayne Evans, known online as OldSkoolScouse, was arrested last year by PIPCU after offering a capella tracks to other budding DJs and remixers.

Pirate Site Operators Are Like Heroin Dealers, Movie Boss Says


Australian movie chief Graham Burke has warned an international movie convention that people who run pirate sites are the "same type" of individuals who sell heroin. Noting that a multi-pronged approached is required to tackle illegal downloading, he said it's now time to start fining persistent Aussie pirates.

Bram Cohen Says New uTorrent Mode is For Private Trackers


The new 'Altruistic Mode' built into the latest release of uTorrent has been bemusing file-sharers who say they're already generous without a software setting. However, BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen informs TorrentFreak that the feature is aimed at private tracker users who don't want to get into ratio trouble, and it might have a future use too.