I Don’t Care About Your Profits, And It Enrages Me That You Think I Should

Opinion

Every time changes to the copyright monopoly are considered, the profits of major entertainment industry companies are at the center of the discussion. Even the people who fiercely defend the right to share information freely are going to extreme lengths to argue that this will not hurt the revenues of the copyright industry. But why are these profits even relevant? Why should we care about the profits of these companies?

Pirate Party Launches ‘Facebook’ For Movies

In what will be seen as an escalation of their 'Linking is Not a Crime' campaign, the Czech arm of the Pirate Party is backing another file-sharing related startup. The project, described as a 'Facebook' for movies, is the fourth sharing site launched by Pirates in less than two months. Along with the launch comes an open invitation, should it ever be needed, for The Pirate Bay to take refuge in the country.

NinjaVideo Admins and Uploaders Indicted By Grand Jury

Five people connected to the video streaming and download site NinjaVideo have been indicted by a grand jury on copyright infringement and conspiracy charges. All will stand trial in a U.S. District Court. The authorities hold the defendants responsible for providing access to unauthorized movies and TV-shows between 2008 and 2010, which allegedly earned the site more than $500,000.

Indie Game Devs Post Pirated Game on The Pirate Bay

A few weeks ago the highly anticipated game No Time To Explain was officially released. Since the beginning of the year the indie game developers worked day and night to complete it, so it must have been quite a shock to see a pirated copy appearing on The Pirate Bay shortly after the release. Or perhaps not? Could it be that this blatant act of piracy is in fact a clever promotional move?

Another 5,829 Alleged BitTorrent Users Go Free

News Bits

In previous weeks we’ve reported that the United States Copyright Group (USCG) dropped their cases against alleged downloaders of The Expendables and I Spit on Your Grave. Today we can add another one, as the law firm behind USCG just dismissed their case against 5,829 alleged downloaders of Teen Anal Nightmare 2 (West Coast Productions, […]

Hurt Locker Lawsuits Hit Canada, ISPs Ordered To Reveal BitTorrent Users

After targeting tens of thousands of U.S. Internet users alleged to have downloaded and shared the Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker, the movie's makers have expanded their settlement business into new territory. Three Canadian ISPs have now been ordered by a court to hand over the personal details of their subscribers to Voltage Pictures.

Game Company ‘Pirates’ Film Plot for iPad Game

News Bits

Timo Vuorensol, the director of the upcoming Finnish-German-Australian dark sci-fi comedy Iron Sky contacted TorrentFreak with this unusual story earlier today. Late last week the film’s creators found out that the Chinese game company Ziiso was creating an iPad game based on their film. This Thursday the game called Iron Sky: The Last Territory (or […]