IFPI Abandons “3 Strikes” Model for Danish File-Sharers

Led by the IFPI, the music industry has continued its European tour to convince governments and ISPs to implement a '3 strikes' model to deal with alleged file-sharers. However, recently leaked comments from politicians indicate that chances for Denmark to adopt the scheme are now dead.

ISP Disconnects Customers with Open WiFi

Open wireless networks have served as a successful defense strategy for several alleged filesharers, as it is often impossible for content owners to prove that the person they accuse, has actually distributed the files they claim they did. Unfortunately, for the customers of the UK ISP Karoo, running open WiFi…

The Pirate Bay Tops 20 Million Peers

The Pirate Bay has reached yet another milestone. Today, they track more than 20 million unique peers for the first time since the site was launched. It is estimated that the Pirate Bay tracks more than half of all BitTorrent users at any given point in time.

Futurama’s Anti-Piracy Message, Just Do It

The latest Futurama movie, Bender's Game, is released in a few days and as usual it's already on BitTorrent. However, Matt Groening has included a nice extra on the DVD - a pretty amusing parody on one of the classic anti-piracy messages.

Chinese State Bans Video Sites, Huge eDonkey Site Survives

The Chinese government has stepped in and banned 10 video sites, while giving warnings to 17 others. The sites were accused of 'regulations violations' ranging from running a service without authorization, through to displaying violent or horrific content. None of the charges relate to piracy, even though one of the…

Pirate Bay Talk: How To Dismantle a Billion Dollar Industry

Pirate Bay co-founders Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij gave a keynote speech at the Hack In The Box Security Conference 2008, entitled "How to dismantle a billion dollar industry - as a hobby." The two discuss how The Pirate Bay grew to be the largest BitTorrent site on the Internet,…

Lawyers Forced to Drop P2P ‘Wireless Defense’ Case

A married couple with a combined age of 120 have been accused by UK games lawyers Davenport Lyons of pirating an Atari game, and faced demands for over £500. However, the shocked couple enlisted the help of a popular consumer magazine, and unsurprisingly, the lawyers have backed down.