Swedish Pirate Party Heading for EU Parliament

A poll carried out by a major Swedish newspaper predicts that the Pirate Party will grab around 5.1% of the votes in the upcoming European Union elections. This means that the movement, which has gathered huge momentum due to the Pirate Bay 'guilty' verdict, will get a seat in the…

RIAA’s Hostile Takeover of the Internet

Until recently, the recording industry were committing publicity suicide by routinely issuing legal threats to file sharers. Now, they seem to have changed the routine, going for fewer, but bigger targets. The goal is clear: if you own the Internet, you don't have to worry about pirates -- or anyone…

Swedish MP Wants His ISP To Delete Personal Data

Swedish MP Karl Sigfrid is very much against the recently implemented anti-piracy law (IPRED). A member of the Moderate Party, Sigfrid has written to his ISP asking them to no longer keep records associated with the activities of its customers, in order to neutralize IPRED. So far the ISP has…

Wyzo 3, The BitTorrent Web Browser

Radical Software have just launched the latest version of their media web browser, Wyzo. The newest version has been a long time in the making and is one of the few web browsers supporting BitTorrent downloads straight out of the box.

‘Bad’ BitTorrent and Warez Sites Raided By Police

Just recently the police in Hungary conducted raids on various torrent and warez sites, but few will have sympathy for those arrested. The site operators charged users for access via premium SMS, many of them unsuspecting kids. The police seized an impressive amount of equipment and also took some impressive…

Swedish ISPs Obstruct New Anti-Piracy Legislation

While all eyes were on the Pirate Bay trial, Swedish parliament passed the IPRED law, making it easier for copyright holders to go after illicit file-sharers . The law has only been in effect for one month and anti-piracy outfits are already facing problems using it, as ISPs take measures…