Happy Birthday Mininova, 4 Years Young Today

Many torrent sites come and go, but few are as large or enduring as Mininova. Today, the BitTorrent giant celebrates its 4th birthday, after the first public version of the site went live in January 2005. For those who work hard to fulfill their dreams, from little acorns, mighty oak…

Franz Ferdinand Sends Web-Sheriff After Pirates

Confessed pirates themselves, Franz Ferdinand have recently taken a pro-piracy stance, encouraging fans to download some of their work. It was therefore quite a surprise to hear that the band has recently hired the infamous Web-Sheriff to stop people from downloading their recently leaked album "Tonight".

EU Conceals Anti-Piracy Treaty Documents

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) currently being discussed by several of the world's leading countries, will undoubtedly lead to stricter ant-piracy legislation. The problem though, is that nobody really knows what it will entail. The EU refuses to make the drafts public, which makes it impossible for the public to…

Meet DtecNet – RIAA’s New Anti-Piracy Partners

DtecNet, the anti-piracy outfit replacing MediaSentry as the RIAA's chief evidence collector, also operates in several other countries. The Danish company is working for the BPI in Britain in support of its drive to force a "3 strikes" regime, and helping in Australian investigations against alleged pirates. We take a…

Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance Pwned by Hackers

The website of the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance, which represents the MPAA and a wide range of copyright holders in the Middle East, has been defaced by hackers. The entire news section was wiped out a week ago, and it hasn't recovered since. It seems like this anti-piracy outfit doesn't even…

Pirate Bay’s Tour Bus to Become Court Case Press Center

Last year The Pirate Bay and the Bureau of Piracy bought themselves a bus, painted it up in suitable pirate-style livery and embarked on a European tour. Now, with the trial of The Pirate Bay just a few weeks away, the bus will be coming home to Sweden to serve…