Indie Movie Explodes on BitTorrent, Makers Bless Piracy

Hollywood often complains about the billions of dollars allegedly lost due to piracy. Indie film makers, on the other hand, tend to welcome the free buzz generated when their film is pirated. The makers of Ink belong to this latter group, and are thanking the hundreds and thousands of people who downloaded their movie on BitTorrent.

AFACT v iiNet: Barrister Tears Into iiNet Key Witnesses

The case continues between anti-piracy group AFACT and Aussie ISP iiNet. As AFACT makes its closing submissions, their chief barrister Tony Bannon has torn into the evidence and credibility of iiNet's key witnesses, CEO Michael Malone and chief regulatory officer Steve Dalby.

Download Torrentless Torrents From Torrentz with Firefox

Torrentz.com is the largest BitTorrent search engine that doesn't actually host any torrent files. This means that its millions of users still depend on third party sites in order to download .torrent files. That said, all that changes if they have the Firefox web browser installed along with the new Magnetiser add-on.

Ex-Supplier of Pirate Bay Bandwidth Given Leave to Appeal

Black Internet, the ISP that was previously a supplier of bandwidth to The Pirate Bay, was threatened with large fines earlier this year if it did not disconnect the world's largest tracker from the Internet. Now the ISP has been given leave to take the case to the Court of Appeal.

Anti-Piracy Group Reports Torrent Site Users to the Police

Lithuanian anti-piracy outfit LANVA has reported the IP-addresses of 106 users of the country's largest BitTorrent site to the police, on allegations of sharing a copy of Windows 7. The site's owner has said he will do everything he can to help the users if legal action is taken, and in turn has reported the anti-piracy outfit to the police.

COFEE Forensic Tool Leaks To What.cd, Admins Ban It

Microsoft's much sought-after COFEE law-enforcement forensic tool has leaked onto the Internet. One user uploaded it to private tracker What.cd to collect a huge 1.6tb bounty. However, in a sensible move, the admins of the site took action to remove the link and ban further sharing of the tool via the site.

Anti-Piracy Group Responds to Media, Not DRM Breaker

This week a man reported himself to an anti-piracy group, confessing to breaking the DRM on more than one hundred movies and TV shows, in an attempt to draw attention to unhelpful copyright laws. Now the anti-piracy group has taken the time to respond, not yet to the man in question, but to the press.