Apple Neutralizes Jailbreaking Threat – By Employing Him

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According to an announcement by one of the leading lights in the iOS jailbreaking scene, he’s off to do some work for Apple. Via his Twitter account Nicholas Allegra, aka Comex, last night said: “So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple.” Part of the iPhone Dev Team, Comex rose […]

YouTube Downloader Site Sued By World’s Biggest Music Labels

The world's largest recording labels have joined forces in Japan to sue a site which enables users to download material from YouTube. Universal, EMI, Sony, Warner and more than 25 other labels are seeking almost $3 million in damages and the closure of TubeFire, a site which converts the streaming-only experience of YouTube into music and videos to be enjoyed on any device, anytime.

Lib Dems to Vote on Piracy Act Repeal

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The UK Liberal Democrat Party – one of the two parties making the coalition government – will vote on several measures during its convention to bolster the economy, and create ‘a level playing field for business’. First item on the list? Repealing the ‘Piracy’ sections of the Digital Economy Act It’s Convention season in the […]

The Pirate Bay Down Due to Power Issues

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Starting a few hours ago The Pirate Bay went offline. When The Pirate Bay suffers a few minutes for downtime, thousands of people start to worry that something awful has happened to their beloved site. However, 99.9% of the time there’s nothing to worry about, as the downtime is caused by a misconfiguration, maintenance or […]

The Expendables Makers Dismiss Massive BitTorrent Lawsuit

The ever-growing avalanche of lawsuits against BitTorrent users in the United States may have reached a turning point. The makers of The Expendables have voluntarily dismissed their case against 23,322 alleged BitTorrent users who they accused of illegally downloading and sharing their film. This means that the once-largest BitTorrent lawsuit ever is finally over, and it could signal the beginning of the end for the entire scheme.

Why An IP-Address Is NOT a Person

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Can an IP-address be a criminal? Not according to District Court Judge Harold Baker, who ruled against a copyright holder in one of the many mass-BitTorrent lawsuits earlier this year. “The infringer might be the subscriber, someone in the subscriber’s household, a visitor with her laptop, a neighbor, or someone parked on the street at […]

60-Year-Old On Trial For Sharing 2,900 Songs Online

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Yesterday we reported on the trial of a 15-year-old schoolboy from Sweden who was turned over to the police when his head teacher found movies on his hard drive. Staying in Sweden, today we report on another file-sharing related trial, this time concerning someone old enough to be the 15-year-old’s grandfather. In July 2009, the […]

Operation in Our Sites: Feds Arrest 19-Year-Old Streaming Site Admin

A man has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations agents in connection with streaming live sporting events over the Internet. The 19-year-old allegedly ran HQ-Streams.com and HQ-Streams.net, domains that were previously seized by ICE as part of Operation in Our Sites.