‘Pirate’ Admins Sweat As ICE Reveal Extradition Criteria

Last month it was revealed that the UK-based admin of TVShack.net is fighting an extradition request filed by the US government. The site's domain was seized as part of Operation in Our Sites but according to new comments from ICE, more individuals could now be sought by US authorities. Cutting through jurisdictional issues, ICE say they only need to show one thing to seek extradition of an admin - that his or her 'pirate' site has a .COM or .NET…

RLSLOG Down, But Not Out

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RLSLOG has grown out to be the authority when it comes to news about, and links to, scene releases. Millions of readers visit the site every month, looking for the latest releases that are posted daily by the site’s editors. For the past few days, however, RLSLOG readers were shaken up by an absence of […]

Music Rights Groups Raided By Police, Bosses Arrested For Fraud

In a massive operation, Spanish music rights and anti-piracy groups SGAE and SDAE have been raided by more than 50 police officers and tax officials. Operation Saga is the culmination of a two-year investigation into embezzlement, fraud, and misappropriation of funds, the latter connected to SGAE and SDAE collecting money on behalf of artists and spending it with companies they have interests in. The president of SGAE was among 9 people arrested.

BitTorrent Turns 10: Happy Birthday!

When Bram Cohen first revealed BitTorrent on a public message board on July 2nd 2001, he never imagined it would quickly become one of the main generators of Internet traffic. Now, exactly a decade later, BitTorrent is used by hundreds of million of people worldwide. To celebrate BitTorrent's 10th anniversary, Bram Cohen joins us to look back at the past and ahead to the future.

Hollywood Star ‘Reverses’ Movie Distribution Model With BitTorrent

The BitTorrent-powered VODO network has released what is arguably its highest-quality film to date. 'A Lonely Place For Dying', with Hollywood star James Cromwell as Executive Producer, prefers the BitTorrent community over Hollywood's own funding mechanisms and debuts online before making its way to various movie theaters. A new distribution model is born.

Unstoppable Internet Pirates: “It’s Us Against The System”

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In High Court proceedings between the MPA and ISP BT this week, the MPA made their position clear. The Hollywood group wants Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 blocked at the ISP level, but BT think that’s a step too far. Now MusicWeek have published some comments on the case from Gregor Pryor, a partner at law […]

First Ever Scottish ‘Anti-Camcorder’ Piracy Conviction

A man from Scotland has become the first in the country to be convicted of an offense related to the unauthorized recording of movies in a cinema. The 25-year-old recorded several films with a mobile phone secured within a Heath Robinson-style cloth enclosure and, crucially, got caught uploading them to the Internet for profit.