Lawyer Claims TorrentFreak Abused Canadian Democracy


Last summer, TorrentFreak encouraged its Canadian readers to have their voice heard in the country's public consultations on copyright reform. The response to this call for action was overwhelming, and as a result a pro-copyright lawyer is now claiming that we "systematically abused" Canadian democracy.

Italian ISPs Ruled Not Responsible For File-Sharing Customers

The far-reaching demands of an anti-piracy group working on behalf of the movie industry have been rejected by a judge. Federazione Anti-Pirateria Audiovisiva wanted ISP Telecom Italia to take unprecedented action against file-sharing subscribers, but the court decided that the ISP couldn't be held responsible for the actions of its customers.

Perfect 10 v RapidShare Goes Ahead Next Month in U.S Court

File-hosting service RapidShare has seen its request to have the case against adult media company Perfect 10 heard under German law denied. Perfect 10 has accused RapidShare of being the biggest infringing paysite of all time and earning revenue from its content, an accusation the file-hoster denies. The case will now be heard in a U.S. District Court next month.

Is Piracy Really Killing The Music Industry? No!

For more than a decade the music industry has claimed that digital piracy is the main cause for the gradual decline in revenues. However, looking at the sales data of the music industry itself shows that the disappointing income might be better explained by a third factor that is systematically ignored.

The Pirate Bay, A Year After The Verdict

Exactly one year ago The Pirate Bay Four were sentenced to a year in prison, and on top of that each ordered to pay $905,000 in damages. The entertainment industries hoped that the ruling would set an example, but today The Pirate Bay is larger than ever before.

Music Industry Warns That It May Sue UK File-Sharers

The BPI has warned that it may be forced into suing UK file-sharers, despite the recent passing of the Digital Economy Act. In an interview yesterday, Chief Executive Geoff Taylor said although the industry would prefer for file-sharing to be dealt with via 'technical measures', they might still have to sue some people.

High Court Gives Go Ahead To 3 Strikes in Ireland

The High Court in Dublin has given the go ahead for the music industry and ISP Eircom to implement a 3 strikes-style regime for suspected file-sharers. The private arrangement between the industry and the ISP had been held up over a legal objection, but today that was waved aside by a judge.