Net Neutrality Wont Prevent BitTorrent Blocking

Ignited by the Comcast fiasco in the US, the concept of Net Neutrality has been brought into the mainstream resulting in planned government interventions. However, unlike the name suggests, Net Neutrality might not stop BitTorrent blocking and could leave us worse off than when this all started.

Neutralize UK File-Sharing Legal Threats – Join TalkTalk

This week the condemnation of file-sharing "legal blackmail" lawyers ACS:Law has been widespread, with extremely harsh words coming from the country's House of Lords. Despite this the law firm are unrepentant and say they will persist with their campaign. It is, however, possible to immunize your family from this growing threat.

3 Strikes Coming To The United States Via The Back Door?

"3 Strikes" is a regime being introduced in various countries around the world to try to deal with illicit file-sharing. Already Taiwan, South Korea and France are putting their versions of the plan into action and other countries have similar proposals under discussion. In one form or another, could the same be coming to the United States?

South Koreans Are World’s No.2 Music Pirates, Or Are They?

In 2009 South Korea introduced new legislation against online copyright infringement. Penalties were particularly harsh and included disconnection from the Internet. As digital sales skyrocket by more than 50% but logged infringements sharply increase, a report controversially places South Koreans as the world's number 2 music pirates.

Anti-Piracy Scheme “A Scam & Legal Blackmail” Say UK Lords

Several UK Lords have criticized the practices of law firms that send out warning letters to alleged copyright infringers demanding big payments. These schemes have been labeled a scam, and the lawyers operating them accused of "harassment, bullying and intrusion" and "legal blackmail" in the House of Lords.

Microsoft Sues Prominent BitTorrent Tracker For $43m

In conjunction with Lithuanian anti-piracy outfit LANVA, software giant Microsoft has sued the alleged operator of the country’s largest BitTorrent site. Microsoft is demanding $43 million from the defendant and his company for assisting in the illegal distribution of Office 2003 and 2007.

iPhone Pirate App Software Nuked Over Legal Concerns

Install0us is an application used by iPhone users to browse, download and install millions of pirated applications. After becoming uneasy over its legal status, its creator has taken advice from a lawyer. The conclusion is that the risk is too great and development of the software will stop. Of course, others already have plans to fill the gap.

BitTorrent Spammers Chosen to Spy On French Pirates

The French anti-piracy outfit Trident Media Guard has been chosen by the entertainment industry to track and report illegal downloaders in France. The company, known globally for its pollution of BitTorrent and other file-sharing networks with fake data, will assist in the recently passed Hadopi three-strikes law.