Why Usenet Community FTD Went After BREIN

It is very common indeed for anti-piracy groups to go after sites linked to file-sharing. However, in The Netherlands the tables have recently been turned as the FTD Usenet community is taking legal action against anti-piracy group BREIN. TorrentFreak spoke with FTD's lawyer to discover exactly why this worm has…

TorrentFreak TV Episode 11

Another brand new episode of TorrentFreak TV. This week's episode covers the Pirate Bay anthem, Apple banning BitTorrent related applications, BREIN being sued by a Usenet group and a whole lot more.

Biased Pirate Bay Judge Judged by More Biased Judges

To determine if the verdict in the Pirate Bay case was biased, the connections of Judge Tomas Norström to national and international pro-copyright lobby groups will be reviewed by another judge. However, the judge that was initially appointed has already been replaced because she was linked to the same organizations…

Record Labels Increase Legal Pressure on Pirate Bay

As everyone is now aware, defeat in the Spectrial did not lead to the closure of The Pirate Bay. Now, after being able to download hundreds of their own albums via the site, the record company plaintiffs from the case want action, and have applied to the court to issue…

Artists Don’t Want Pirate Fans to be Disconnected

Last week, a group of music and other entertainment industry representatives urged the UK government to consider drafting legislation that would force ISPs to disconnect alleged pirates. This proposal now faces opposition from an unexpected corner as a coalition of top artists has spoken out against it, saying that disconnecting…

Mininova Court Trial Postponed Until June

The trial against Mininova that was scheduled for this Wednesday has been postponed until June. The outcome of the civil dispute between the anti-piracy group BREIN and Mininova will decide if the BitTorrent indexer has to actively filter torrents from the site.