How To Kill The Music Industry

During The Pirate Bay trial, the music industry placed the blame for the decline in their revenues squarely on the shoulders of file-sharers. Their logic is clearly flawed, but it could sway the verdict if no alternative explanation is presented. So, if piracy isn't to blame, then what is *actually*…

Pirate Bay Trial Day 9: BitTorrent Is Not Evil

Yesterday several entertainment industry insiders explained how piracy was responsible for the downfall of their industries. Today, Kristoffer Schollin from Gothenburg University explains that BitTorrent is not evil, while media professor Roger Wallis informs the court that the file-sharing is actually beneficial to the entertainment industry.

Pirate Bay Manifesto – POwr, Broccoli and Kopimi

The Pirate Bay has just released their manifesto in English. The book, titled 'POwr, Broccoli and Kopimi' is filled with 100 inspiring principles for everyone who aims to live the Kopimi lifestyle. “The Internet is right,” is the ultimate wisdom.

Pirate Bay Trial Day 8: Pirates Kill the Music Biz

It's Day 8 of The Pirate Bay trial and several entertainment industry CEOs take the stand. IFPI's CEO John Kennedy said that TPB was an extremely damaging force on the global music industry and what the site offers is just too tempting for people to resist. He also admitted to…

Police Shut Down Latvian BitTorrent Trackers

Latvia continues its clamp down on BitTorrent trackers, as two more sites have been pulled offline by the local police. Whether the attempts will prove effective is doubtful., Latvia's largest BitTorrent tracker was taken down last summer but has since returned, despite an ongoing lawsuit.

Pirate Bay Trial Day 7: Screenshots for Evidence

After a long weekend break, both sides have returned to the Stockholm court room. Day 6 of the trial was a rest day, so we skip to Day 7 where the IFPI's evidence collector relies only on screenshots and admits he's not a BitTorrent expert. Furthermore, the Prosecution don't know…

Pirate Bay Prosecution Hires Hypocrite Pirate Author for PR

In a desperate move to amp up her case against The Pirate Bay, prosecuting lawyer Monique Wadsted has asked authors for quotes and support in preparation for her closing arguments next Monday. Unfortunately for her, the friendly request backfired as a befriended author turned out to be a fanatical Pirate…