Pirate Party Members Arrested in Tunisian Censorship Revolt

A censorship war has unfolded on the streets and on the Internet in Tunisia over the past weeks. Freedom of speech activists are demanding less censorship regarding the country's growing social unrest, but instead of giving in the Government is shutting down the blogs of activists and critics, as well as talking over Gmail and Facebook accounts. The situation took a turn for the worse this week when several net activists, bloggers and members of The Pirate Party were arrested…

Biggest Ever BitTorrent Piracy Settlement is Intriguing

After being tracked as the original uploader of at least six pornographic movies to various torrent sites, an East Coast man found himself in the middle of a lawsuit last month. Then, just four days later, it was all over. Without putting up any kind of a fight he agreed to pay a record settlement of $250,000. Unusual? You bet. But the devil, as they say, is in the detail.

Claim: ISP Identified Non-Subscriber In Troubled File-Sharing Case

Last year when thousands of Internet users had their privacy breached due to the actions of ACS:Law, watchdog Privacy International said it would pursue the anti-piracy law firm for breaching the Data Protection Act. Now, in PI's 2010 report, there is a suggestion that BSkyB "contaminated" subscriber information it sent to ACS:Law, which led to someone being accused of piracy who had no broadband account with BSkyB.

Pirate Party Slams Anti-Piracy Outfit for Filing ‘Illegal’ Complaints

Wearing "Piracy is Illegal" T-shirts and carrying several boxes of complaints against file-sharers, a group of movie industry representatives showed up at the Attorney General's Office doorstep in Portugal this week. By clogging the judicial system they hope to raise awareness of widespread online movie piracy. However, this ideal may backfire as the local Pirate Party believes that the actions of anti-piracy activists may very well be illegal.

BitTorrent Inc. To Launch All-In-One BitTorrent Ecosystem

In the first quarter of 2011 BitTorrent Inc. will replace its mainline client with a brand new all-in-one solution for media entertainment. The new software will be part of a BitTorrent Certified technology ecosystem which includes TVs, mobile devices and other consumer electronics. By eliminating many technical hurdles the project, codenamed Chrysalis, is an attempt to cater to a wider range of consumers than uTorrent currently does.

RapidShare’s Measures Against Piracy Are Sufficient, Court Rules

Swiss based file-hosting service RapidShare has booked another clear victory against a copyright holder in a German Court. In their appeal against the computer game distributor Atari, the court ruled that RapidShare has taken sufficient measures against copyright infringement, while it dismissed Atari's demands for a keyword filter and other stringent anti-piracy tools.

Top 10 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2011

As has become a tradition over the years, we present a list of the most visited BitTorrent sites of the new year. At the start of 2011 The Pirate Bay continues to pull in the most visitors, followed by Torrentz and isoHunt. Demonoid settles in fourth place thanks to a year without prolonged downtime, while LimeTorrents gets the honor of best newcomer.

Downloaded ‘The Expendables’ on BitTorrent? The Copyright Police Are Coming

Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, aka the U.S. Copyright Group, have gained quite a name for themselves during the last 12 months with their attempts to turn BitTorrent piracy into profit. After making waves with the Far Cry and Hurt Locker cases the company has just announced they have a new client. Soon people who downloaded The Expendables last year could have USCG knocking on their door looking for hard cash.