Pirate Bay Founders Acquitted in Criminal Copyright Case

Four key Pirate Bay figures have a little something to celebrate this morning. After standing accused of committing criminal copyright infringement and abusing electronic communications, yesterday a Belgian court acquitted Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström.

Bitcoin Bounties Aim to Turn Pirates Into Snitches


Due to its decentralized nature, Bitcoin has often been mentioned in the same breath as BitTorrent in recent years. Now, a solution being touted by a technology company sees the virtual currency being used to track movie and music leaks by turning pirates into paid snitches.

MPAA Wants to Kill Domain Name Privacy, For Some

The MPAA has submitted its comments in response to a new ICANN proposal that may expose website owners who registered their domains through WHOIS privacy protection services. According to the Hollywood group it is essential that operators of "illegal" sites can be revealed without a subpoena or court order.

Prominent Legal Experts Rally Behind Megaupload

A group of prominent legal experts, including the Cato Institute, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Institute for Justice have come out in support of Megaupload and Kim Dotcom. The groups urge the appeals court to undo the forfeiture of millions of dollars in assets, which they…

Pirate Bay Damages Debt Doubles, No One Pays a Penny

The four individuals convicted of operating The Pirate Bay were all ordered to pay copyright holders millions in damages but to date none have paid a penny. Pirate Bay financier and former multi-millionaire Carl Lundström isn't running to Hollywood with a sack of cash either. "I have it good in…