Pirate Party Leader Imprisoned During DEB Debate?

The Digital Economy Bill has passed its second reading in the UK's House of Commons and will be taken to a third today. During the reading, accuracy was thrown to the wind as Swedish Pirate Party leader Rick Falkvinge was reported as imprisoned.

Retired Fireman Caught Pirating Avatar

Police have used a new file-sharing tracking system to hunt down a man sharing the movies Avatar and Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The 62-year-old pensioner and retired fireman wasn't the first uploader of either movie. He has admitted sharing 500 movies in the last 4 years.

Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Dies of Drug Overdose

Geremi Adam, a member of the movie release group ‘maVen’ who was sentenced to two and a half months in prison recently, has died from a suspected drugs overdose. According to his partner, Adam started taking morphine while trying to cope with the stresses of prison life. The signs are that his habit could have killed him.

Comcast Can Block BitTorrent Again, Court Rules

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has overruled FCC's decision to sanction Comcast for unfair treatment of BitTorrent users. The ruling, which may also effect FCC's Net Neutrality regulation, means that Comcast could go back to throttling BitTorrent users.

isoHunt Redirects US Visitors to Lite Version

Following legal pressure brought by the MPAA, BitTorrent search engine isoHunt has decided to redirect all visitors from the United States to a Lite version of the site. With this action, isoHunt hopes to prevent a judicial order which would require the site to implement a mandatory filter and remove torrents based on a list of 'banned words'.

Tribler Evolves Its Decentralized BitTorrent Ecosystem

In a time where torrent sites increasingly draw the short straw in legal cases brought by copyright holders, the developers of the Tribler BitTorrent client continue working on a decentralized BitTorrent ecosystem. Their latest release includes several features to avoid spam and ensure fast downloads.

Code To Track BitTorrent Users Bought For $750 (Max)

As the practice of hunting down alleged file-sharers and then issuing legal threats in order to force money out of them gathers pace, questions are continually raised over the quality of the technical systems used to gather the evidence. According to information on a rent-a-coder site, such a system was bought in 2008 for between $250 and $750.