Been To Any Geohot Websites? Sony Wants Your IP Address

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Sony is continuing with its bulldozer approach to crushing jailbreaking on its PS3 games console and taking the fight to the next level in the most extreme way thinkable. As reported by Wired today, a federal magistrate is granting Sony the right to obtain the IP addresses of anyone who visited the web presences of […]

The Revolution Will Not Be Properly Licensed

Opinion

We see it everywhere. Corporations are trying to take control over our communications tools, citing copyright concerns. Frequently, they are assisted by hapless politicians, who are also aspiring for the same control, citing terrorist concerns or some other McCarthyist scareword of the day. We should see this in perspective of the revolts happening right now in the Arab world.

Feds Arrest Owner of Seized Sports Streaming Domain

In the past several months, U.S. authorities have seized several domain names that were allegedly facilitating copyright infringement, and yesterday U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the first arrest. The 32-year-old Texan Bryan McCarthy was arrested and has been charged with criminal copyright infringement. Meanwhile, the site associated with these criminal charges remains active.

Oh, Oh…BREIN Boss Says He Will Go After Anonymous

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Earlier this week, anti-piracy group BREIN was subjected to a DDoS attack which took their website offline. BREIN boss Tim Kuik said he believed that supporters of the now defunct Usenet portal FTD were behind the attack. Just hours later, Anonymous – the infamous loose-knit collective of Internet activists – announced they would revive Operation […]

Pirate Party Calls Protest As Movie Sharer Jailed For 30 Days

Following an investigation into the online sharing of a new movie, Serbia's High-Tech crime unit has swooped on an apartment in the capital Belgrade where they arrested a 51-year-old man. Following interrogation and an apparent confession, in just one day a judge has ruled the man can be detained in jail for 30 days. The Pirate Party are now calling for protests today.

U.S. Gets First Registered Pirate Party

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People in the US can now finally vote for the pirate party. While we’ve covered attempts in the US before, it has only been in the last few days that there was any official recognition of the party. Now, if you live in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (as the state is termed), you can register […]

uTorrent Mac Beta, Now With RSS Feeds

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Just a few minutes after BitTorrent Inc released a new BitTorrent client for Windows, Mac users are welcomed by one of the biggest upgrades to ‘their’ uTorrent beta. Now available for download. µTorrent for Mac Beta – New Features: * µTorrent Remote: Simple, secure access to µTorrent from anywhere. No complicated network configuration required. Add […]

BitTorrent Inc. Releases Dummy Proof Download Client

To make BitTorrent appeal to an even wider audience, uTorrent parent company BitTorrent Inc. has released a brand new BitTorrent client today. Codenamed Chrysalis, the new piece of software is aimed at novice BitTorrent users who are generally overwhelmed by the traditional interface of uTorrent and the mainline client. In the months to come Chrysalis will replace BitTorrent’s mainline client.