Virgin to Disconnect Stubborn Pirates, For a Few Minutes

The UK Internet provider Virgin has struck a deal with Universal to offer their customers unlimited DRM-free music at a fixed monthly rate. As part of the deal Virgin committed to doing everything in their power to prevent people from sharing music on its network, including the option of disconnecting…

IP Address Alone Insufficient To Identify Pirate, Court Rules

Anti-piracy groups and lawyers across Europe are unmovable - they say that since they logged a copyright infringement from a particular IP address, the bill payer is responsible. Now a court in Rome has decided that on the contrary, an IP address does not identify an infringer, only a particular…

Court Orders P2P News Site To Dishonor Convicted Pirates

Following a request from the entertainment industries, a French court has ordered the P2P news site Numerama to cover the cases of 27 convicted file-sharers. For their efforts the site receives 10,000 euros which they promise to spend wisely by supporting a pro file-sharing cause.

The Pirate Bay Joins Anonymous’ Fight Against Scientology

For more than a year Project Chanology has been protesting against the Church of Scientology, both on the Internet and in real life. As of today they are joined by The Pirate Bay, who are helping "Anonymous" to rally support for their upcoming protests aimed to make Scientology walk the…

Anti-Pirate Bay Site In Pirate T-Shirt Failure

A disgruntled artist (or maybe an international coalition) has set up a clone Pirate Bay site selling anti-Pirate Bay T-shirts. While it looks like The Pirate Bay, the site is much less useful than the original and doesn't have any torrents. What it does have though, is a sense of…

Media Misreports on Biased Pirate Bay Judge

Opinion

Three judges are currently reviewing the judge that handled the Pirate Bay trial to discover if he was biased or not. No decision has yet been made but the New York Times and several other publications report inaccuracies and plain wrongs that claim otherwise. Time to get the facts straight.

Fleet Foxes Thank Piracy For Their Success

Fleet Foxes' self titled album was considered by Pitchfork and many other music critics to be the best album of 2008. Interestingly, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold says the band could not have made the album without the inspiration he got from the hundreds of albums he pirated over the…

Free Anonymous BitTorrent Becomes Reality With BitBlinder

There can be little doubt that the provision of an effective and free service for BitTorrent anonymity would prove hugely popular. Today we bring you a detailed report on BitBlinder - a brand new open source project which promises to cloak your torrents, hide your browsing and get round many…