MooZar Aims To Turn Pirates Into Paying Customers

The operators of MooZar, a new service set to launch at the end of February, believe they have the solution to the file-sharing piracy 'problem'. Illicit downloaders can apparently go to their site, pay some money and feel happy in the knowledge that they've supported the artist. Controversially, there are suggestions they won't get sued either.

New Anti-Piracy Task Force Set To Pressure File-Sharers

In order to step up the pressure on illicit file-sharers and others that violate intellectual property laws, Swedish police and prosecutors are heading up a new specialist team of investigators to deal with infringements. Team members will be designated their own areas but will also be able to operate nationally.

Olympics Opening Ceremony a Hit On BitTorrent

Despite efforts to prevent coverage of the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony from leaking online, the broadcast is widely available on BitTorrent, downloaded by thousands of people. Most of the downloaders are from the host country Canada, closely followed by the United States.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Starts Money Sharing Site

After resigning as The Pirate Bay's spokesperson, Peter Sunde was left with some extra time to spend on his side projects. One of these ventures is Flattr, a social micropayment system for people who share content on the Internet, which just launched in Beta.

TV-Links Triumphs With Landmark E-Commerce Directive Ruling

In 2007, while attention was focused on the OiNK bust, TV-Links, a site which embedded videos from YouTube-like sites, was targeted by the police and the MPAA-funded FACT anti-piracy group. Not only was OiNK admin Alan Ellis recently acquitted, but in a landmark ruling both TV-Links defendants have also won their case.

BitTorrent Tracker Loses Lengthy Legal Battle

More than two years have passed since a coalition of anti-piracy organizations forced Torrent.is, the largest BitTorrent site in Iceland, to go offline. In the years that followed, the BitTorrent tracker won in court more than once, but at the end of the road there was a negative verdict for the site's owner.

Police Skip Millions Of BitTorrent Users On Evidence Issues

Since early February there have been nine raids against file-sharers across Sweden. Those in the spotlight were targeted because they shared relatively large amounts of music on small file-sharing networks. But were these people really a major threat to the music industry or are the millions sharing on BitTorrent proving too hard a target?

UGA Security Analyst Fired For Extorting File-Sharer

Receiving a warning letter from the RIAA for alleged copyright infringement can be a frightening experience for students, considering the damage they might bring along. A 37 year-old employee of the University of Georgia abused this fear to extort a student, demanding money in return for covering up the accusation.