The Brand New Pirate Party of Finland on File-Sharing

A working group at Finland's Ministry of Education believes that it can reduce piracy by sending warnings to alleged file-sharers. This week saw the official registration of Finland's Pirate Party, so TorrentFreak caught up with their spokesman Kaj Sotala for a more detailed look at the proposals and file-sharing in…

BREIN Not Impressed With New Pirate Bay Plans

In an attempt to convert The Pirate Bay into a site with a seal of approval from the entertainment industry, Global Gaming Factory (GGF) said it will install a torrent removal/approval system. However, the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN said today that GGF has to come up with a better plan…

Eircom Agrees to Block Pirate Bay Access

Previously Eircom worked out an agreement with the Irish equivalent of the RIAA to disconnect customers suspected of repeated copyright infringements. Today, Ireland’s largest ISP announced another deal with music industry lobbyists in which they agree to prevent their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay, starting next month.

Torrented Pirate Bay Copy Comes To Life

A few days ago TorrentFreak reported that an anonymous user of The Pirate Bay had managed to copy the entire site and upload it as a torrent. Now the inevitable has happened - a working copy of the world's most infamous torrent site is already up and running, created from…

BitTorrent: Under Attack but Needed for Innovation

Mininova, isoHunt, The Pirate Bay and other P2P sites are fighting out legal battles with the entertainment industry. Courts zealously document their contribution to copyright infringement. But copyright holders and courts ignore P2P’s vital role in fostering innovation. Professor of Law Michael Carrier explains why this has to change.

How The Pirate Bay Will Be Legalized

A week before the Pirate Bay acquisition is set to take place the board of Global Gaming Factory (GGF) has presented plans for the site to its shareholders. If the deal goes through, GGF plans to install a torrent management system for the rights holders, which will allow them to…

Hackers ‘Steal’ New Leona Lewis, Timberlake Track

A police investigation is underway after an unreleased track, believed to be from Leona Lewis's new album, leaked onto the Internet. Hackers allegedly managed to gain access to computers at Simon Cowell's Syco - part of Sony BMG - and get their hands on the track, which sees Lewis team…

Peer Media: MediaDefender and Media Sentry Rebranded

After kicking out founders Randy Saaf and Octavio Herrera earlier this year, MediaDefender’s parent company ARTISTDirect acquired one of RIAA's former partners, the anti-piracy tracking company MediaSentry. Now the spoofers and the spies have been combined and are trading under a new name - Peer Media.