Malware Extorts Cash From BitTorrent Users

A new type of malware is riding the wave of file-sharing pre-settlement letters by infecting BitTorrent users' machines and then demanding payments in order to make imaginary lawsuits go away. ICPP Foundation try to give the impression they are RIAA and MPAA affiliated but the whole thing is a scam to extort cash and obtain credit card details.

Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases

A British law firm, which only recently entered the file-sharing settlement letters business, has withdrawn due to masses of bad publicity. Tilly Bailey & Irvine, who tried to rewrite history on its Wikipedia page to remove its connection to this work, say that they fear the rest of their business could be damaged.

Anti-Piracy Group Gets Heavy Over Leaked Lady Gaga Itinerary

Music Industry Piracy Investigations group has made copyright threats to a music news site after they reported on a new Lady Gaga leak. Surprisingly, the leak in question wasn't a new track or album, but a revealing itinerary for Lady Gaga's activities in Australia this week.

eBook Piracy ‘Surges’ After iPad Launch

With 500.000 iPads sold in the first week, Apple's new multi-gadget is already a force to be reckoned with. As book publishers see the iPad as a potential threat to their revenues, we take a look to find out what happened to eBook piracy in the last week. The results are surprising.

File-Sharers Safe Until Music Biz Change Laws

After failing in their case against The Pirate Bay, a music copyrights group has announced it will give up trying to get sites blocked and will leave file-sharers alone. Not forever though. They will instead put all their efforts into getting the law changed. The IFPI said yesterday that it wants to bring this same strategy to your country soon.

Pioneer One, A BitTorrent Exclusive TV-Series

BitTorrent has already revolutionized the TV-viewing experience for millions of people and it will soon welcome its first exclusive release. 'Pioneer One' is an upcoming sci-fi series that will premiere on BitTorrent where it will instantly have a massive audience.

Digital Economy Bill Passes, File-Sharing Ends Soon

Last night the UK Government rammed through the controversial Digital Economy Bill after its third reading and just two hours debate. This means that it will later become law, everyone will stop sharing files online and the music and movie industries will net billions in the years to come. Better still, it has the full support of the people.