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

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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…

Scanner Darkly Producer Puts Latest Movie on BitTorrent

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While the MPAA sees BitTorrent as enemy number one, many filmmakers dream of getting their work into the top 100 download list on The Pirate Bay. Filmmaker Tommy Pallotta is one of them. His previous film was already immensely popular on BitTorrent, and he hopes to repeat this success with…

Data Protection Makes Identifying Online Pirates a Nightmare

Norway's data protection department has indicated that ISPs must delete all personal IP address-related data just 3 weeks after collection. The instruction, initially given to two ISPs but applicable to them all, means that it will be incredibly difficult to take action against file-sharers.

Legal Authority Kills French Three-Strikes Law

The French Hadopi legislation passed last month introduced draconian measures to combat piracy, including a “three strikes” regime for persistent copyright infringers. However, France's highest constitutional authority today ruled that Internet access is a fundamental human right and killed the three-strikes provision.