US Official Speaks Untruths About Torrent-Finder Domain Seizure

Two months ago the United States Government seized more than 80 domains that were allegedly involved in copyright related offenses. Among these sites was the relatively unknown BitTorrent meta-search engine Torrent-Finder. From the start there has been a lot of critique, but the director of ICE has now come out to defend their actions. Unfortunately, his ignorance and hugely misleading comments add yet more black marks to the track record of his office.

Vuze 4.6, Instant Gratification, Faster Downloads

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The popular BitTorrent client Vuze just released version 4.6. “Vuze 4.6 has arrived! The release includes a brand new Play Now feature, faster downloads, and a completely redesigned Sidebar. At the end of the day, each of these features enhances your ability to quickly download and watch. Here at Vuze, we’re all about instant gratification.” […]

Senator Who Opposes Anti-Piracy Bill Under Pressure?

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Supporters of an antipiracy bill introduced into the Senate last year appear ready to put some pressure on one of the legislation’s chief opponents. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, was instrumental in blocking the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) late last year. COICA was introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman […]

I Can Crack Your App With Just A Shell (And How To Stop Me)

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Well, not you specifically, but by you I mean the average Mac developer. It’s too easy to crack Mac apps. Way too easy. By walking through how I can hack your app with only one Terminal shell, I hope to shed some light on how this is most commonly done, and hopefully convince you to […]

Spotify U.S. Not Imminent, “Not even in Q1″

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We hate to hit replay on this one but following New York Post’s story today that European streaming music service Spotify is close to a deal with Sony Music and thereby close to launch we decided to call a few people to confirm. It appears there’s still some distance between Spotify and the big major […]

“Sara Jay in Heat” BitTorrent Downloaders Sued

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The lawsuits against porn loving BitTorrent users continue to go full steam ahead. Already 75,000 defendants have been targeted in the last 12 months, and thousands are added every month. “Justin Slayer International is the latest adult company to file a copyright infringement suit against BitTorrent users who allegedly traded one of its films online.” […]

Why is Online Piracy Considered Socially Acceptable?

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Piracy is, as of this moment and for want of a better word, theft. So why did seven professional people and two Oxbridge students freely admit to it at a table that included a lawyer and a journalist? Is there any other crime people are so completely and disarmingly blasé about committing? Read More

Hotfile, 1000 Users and PayPal Named In Piracy Lawsuit

Liberty Media, the company involved in achieving the largest headline settlement against a BitTorrent user last month, has widened its net to include cyberlocker-based infringement. The movie studio has now filed suit against file-hosting site Hotfile and 1000 of its users. PayPal is also named in the suit alongside calls for it to freeze Hotfile's account. The court is asked to seize Hotfile's domain name.