Operation Jackal: Police Track Down Charity Song Pirates

In Italy artists and musicians made a charity song to raise money for victims of the recent earthquake. Like most music these days the song found its way onto P2P networks before its official release. Italy's answer to the RIAA reported the situation to the police, who are now reporting…

Bye Bye FeedMyTorrents, Hello ShowRSS

This month, FeedMyTorrents finally closed down after legal threats got too much for the owners. Determined to make the shows go on, some individuals have developed a new site to fill the hole FMT left behind, and they have told TorrentFreak that they will never succumb to legal threats.

Swedish Minister Takes Anti Pirate Bay Stance

In an unexpected move, the Swedish Minister of Culture said in a speech that she's happy with the sentences handed out to the defendants in the Pirate Bay trial. Her comments on an ongoing court case go too far, and are probably unconstitutional according to critics. Music industry insiders, on…

Pirate Bay Money Squeeze Rejected by Court

The request from four major record labels to fine the Pirate Bay operators for every day the site remains up and running was declined by the Swedish District Court today. Contrary to what the labels had requested, the court said it wants to hear the defendants before it will take…

eBay vs L’Oreal Through a BitTorrent Prism

In a recent court battle, among other things L'Oreal argued that eBay could prevent the sale of counterfeit items through its site and was therefore jointly liable for offenses committed by its users. The UK High Court disagreed and ruled in eBay's favor. We take a look at the case…

Anti-Piracy Boss Saved From Death, Can’t Close Torrent Sites

The chief of Lithuania's main anti-piracy outfit has a mountain to climb in dealing with piracy - online penetration is at almost 100% and closing torrent sites is no cakewalk. After announcing plans for a crackdown, people suggested collecting money to have him killed but this hatred is nothing new.…