Digital Economy Bill Passes, File-Sharing Ends Soon

Last night the UK Government rammed through the controversial Digital Economy Bill after its third reading and just two hours debate. This means that it will later become law, everyone will stop sharing files online and the music and movie industries will net billions in the years to come. Better still, it has the full support of the people.

uTorrent Download Speeds Beat Vuze By 16%

A new study comparing the download speeds of more than 10 million BitTorrent users found that uTorrent users achieve significantly higher download speeds than those who use Vuze. On some ISPs this advantage, which is attributed to differences in design choices, can be as much as 30%.

Pirate Party Leader Imprisoned During DEB Debate?

The Digital Economy Bill has passed its second reading in the UK's House of Commons and will be taken to a third today. During the reading, accuracy was thrown to the wind as Swedish Pirate Party leader Rick Falkvinge was reported as imprisoned.

Retired Fireman Caught Pirating Avatar

Police have used a new file-sharing tracking system to hunt down a man sharing the movies Avatar and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The 62-year-old pensioner and retired fireman wasn't the first uploader of either movie. He has admitted sharing 500 movies in the last 4 years.

Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Dies of Drug Overdose

Geremi Adam, a member of the movie release group ‘maVen’ who was sentenced to two and a half months in prison recently, has died from a suspected drugs overdose. According to his partner, Adam started taking morphine while trying to cope with the stresses of prison life. The signs are that his habit could have killed him.

Comcast Can Block BitTorrent Again, Court Rules

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has overruled FCC's decision to sanction Comcast for unfair treatment of BitTorrent users. The ruling, which may also effect FCC's Net Neutrality regulation, means that Comcast could go back to throttling BitTorrent users.

isoHunt Redirects US Visitors to Lite Version

Following legal pressure brought by the MPAA, BitTorrent search engine isoHunt has decided to redirect all visitors from the United States to a Lite version of the site. With this action, isoHunt hopes to prevent a judicial order which would require the site to implement a mandatory filter and remove torrents based on a list of 'banned words'.