Diglo: Social Networking For Avid File-Sharers

Have you ever wanted to share terabytes of data in public, or just a few gigabytes with a select group of friends? With Diglo you can, totally free. The site is a mashup between a social network, a file-hosting site and a media search engine, allowing its users to share, search and download files all in one place.

Pirate Party Launches Movie Download Sites As “Declaration of War”

In a deliberately provocative move the Czech Pirate Party has launched not one but two movie download portals. The sites, which offer links but don't host any infringing material themselves, are being launched to protest the plight of a high school student facing a 5 million euro damages claim for linking to copyright works.

EZTV Suffers Downtime

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The popular TV-torrent index EZTV is currently down. “The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems,” reads a standard error notice on the site’s homepage. The problems started a day ago and are caused by power issues. As always, however, the EZTV.it crew will do all it […]

Fox Will Boost U.S. TV-Show Piracy

Starting in two weeks, Fox will no longer offer free access to its TV-shows the day after they air on television. For TV-fans the decision to limit the availability of these show is a step backward, and all the signs indicate that TV-show piracy will once again surge in the United States. But whether Fox will care much about this piracy increase remains to be seen.

Newzbin2 Respond Angrily To High Court Blocking Injunction

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As reported this morning, Justice Arnold in London’s High Court has ordered leading UK ISP BT to block subscriber access to Usenet indexing site Newzbin2. Needless to say, the admins at Newzbin2 aren’t particularly impressed out the outcome. Here is their response to the ruling in full – and uncensored. An infamous day in the […]

Hollywood Forces UK ISP To Block Newzbin Usenet Site

Following a hearing in London's High Court, leading UK ISP BT will be forced to block subscriber access to Usenet indexing site Newzbin2. Under the banner of the MPA, the leading Hollywood studios successfully argued that by letting the site continue unabated their interests would be severely damaged. The decision, the first of its kind in the UK, increases the pressure on other ISPs.

Anti-Piracy Lawyers Rip Off Work From Competitor

Anti-piracy lawyer John Steele is without doubt one of the most active proponents of the pay-up-or-else settlement scheme in the United States. In less than a year he filed more than 80 mass-lawsuits for his clients, targeting thousands of alleged BitTorrent users. Nevertheless it appears that Steele himself can be awarded the pirate label, since he's blatantly ripped of the work of a competitor.