Newzbin2 Uses TOR To Kill Domain Blocking Before It Even Happens

Last year the MPAA took legal action against UK ISP BT in an attempt to force it to block the domain of Usenet indexing site Newzbin2. While the government and its communications watchdog run around trying to find out if effective site blocking is feasible, Newzbin2 have just taken steps to neutralize it before it even happens.

Copyright Police Want Truck Drivers To Have Licensed Cab Music

The Belgian music royalty collecting agency SABAM has once again stepped up to enforce their strict copyright regime. After collecting money for fake artists and forgetting to pay out to real ones, they are now targeting truck drivers who listen to music in their cabs without an appropriate license.

Game Developer: I Used To Pirate Heavily

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In a recent interview, the founder of Amanita Design, the company behind the awarding winning 2009 PC game Machinarium, gave his candid views on piracy. Not only does Jakub Dvorsky oppose DRM, believing it to be “an annoying complication for paying customers”, but actually admits to being a pirate in his youth. “I don’t see […]

Judge Green Lights BitTorrent User Mass-Harassment Scheme

The mass lawsuits against alleged BitTorrent users in the United States that have been keeping the courts busy over the past several months are turning into a roller-coaster ride. Last week thousands of defendants celebrated a victory when they had their cases dropped, but just a few days later a judge ignored all procedural issues and gave the green light for the mass-lawsuits to continue.

Stop UK Website Blocking Say Open Rights Group

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As reported in our News Bits article earlier this week, the UK government is considering introducing a system to have websites which provide or facilitate access to copyright infringing material blocked by ISPs. The music and movie industries have already created a wishlist of 100 sites they would like blocked, which includes The Pirate Bay […]

Report: Despite Piracy, Music Is More Alive Than Ever Before

A new paper published by the American economist Joel Waldfogel shows that music piracy hasn't hurt the creation of new music as the RIAA, IFPI and other industry representatives have often claimed. Instead, music has democratized in recent years with the balance of power shifting from the monopoly of the major music labels to smaller, independent ones. Music itself may be more alive than ever before.