Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

Geremi Adam, a member of the movie release group 'maVen' has been sentenced to two and a half months in prison. The 27 year-old Montreal resident, who was referred to the Canadian police by the FBI, pleaded guilty to distributing two major motion pictures.

Exciting New TV Streaming Site Wiped Out By Legal Threats

A brand new streaming TV site which hit the news a little over a month ago has been neutered by legal threats. TVGorge offered more than 120 streaming TV shows such as Heroes, Lost, CSI and Grey’s Anatomy with no geo-restrictions. Many reviewers praised the site but were concerned about its legality. They weren't the only ones.

IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

Following a crackdown on dozens of local file-sharing sites last year, it now appears that China has added the Canada-based BitTorrent site isoHunt to their Great Firewall. IsoHunt reports that the site has only seen a few hundred Chinese visitors in recent days, a 99% decrease in traffic in compared to a week ago.

Court Acquits BitTorrent User Citing Faulty Evidence

The Lithuanian anti-piracy outfit LANVA has lost its case against a user of the prominent BitTorrent tracker LinkoManija.net. After being accused of sharing Windows 7 Ultimate, the defendant walked free when the court decided that uTorrent is not a certified evidence gathering tool.

File-Sharing and Link Sites Declared Legal in Spain

After early calls to shut down a Spanish file-sharing site were dismissed, music group SGAE pinned its hopes on success at the full trial. But, the outcome for them was nothing short of a disaster. The judge declared that both non-commercial file-sharing link sites and non-profit use of P2P networks are legal in Spain.

uTorrent Accused of Unfairness, Banned by Trackers

The uTorrent team released the long-awaited version 2.0 of their popular application last month. The overall reception has been very positive, but critics have labeled the new release as unfair, which has resulted in the client being banned from several private BitTorrent trackers.

IFPI Gives Up Trying To Force ISP to Block The Pirate Bay

Following two unsuccessful attempts at forcing ISP Telenor to block The Pirate Bay in Norway, the IFPI and performing rights outfit TONO have abandoned their legal action. The case will not now head to the Supreme Court but instead the entertainment groups will pin their hopes on new legislation.