Filmmakers Fake Piracy Threat to Boost Sales

In a desperate cry for media attention, the filmmakers behind the flopped Danish movie Winnie & Karina have accused Piratgruppen of stealing their film. In two libelous press releases they fabricated a piracy threat from the local group of copyright critics, hoping to draw attention to the upcoming DVD-release.

Pirate Bay Proxy Site Seized By Italian Police

Following the February 2010 Supreme Court decision to force The Pirate Bay to be censored in Italy, the music industry is celebrating after police and prosecutors seized a site which circumvented the ban by offering proxy access to the Swedish torrent site.

Rapidshare Terminates Accounts of Copyright Infringers

For many years Rapidshare was considered to be a safe way for people to download copyrighted content without having to face repercussions. Recently, however, the company has been actively going after users that upload copyrighted files through the service by terminating accounts.

Fake Game Installer Punishes Pirates Via Epic Privacy Breach

Over the years would-be game pirates have been targeted in a number of ways such as through draconian DRM schemes and even viruses. Now it appears that file-sharers who thought they were going to download a high-profile interactive erotic novel have been instead treated to a security and privacy breach of epic proportions.

Jury Clears Members of Notorious Music Piracy Group

Two members of the Scene release group "Rabid Neurosis" (RNS) have been found not guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement. The case, which emphasized the group's role in making albums available before the official release date, was the result of a major music piracy investigation in the US.

UK Anti-Piracy Lawyers Threaten File-Sharing Forum

ACS:Law have been making news headlines damaging to their reputation ever since they started sending out thousands of threatening letters to alleged file-sharers in the UK. Now they are threatening to sue Slyck.com, one of the Internet's oldest file-sharing forums, because they don't like what members have written about them.

Why Google Made BitTorrent a Success

BitTorrent is undoubtedly the most efficient way to share large files on the Internet. The key to BitTorrent's widespread adoption can nevertheless not be exclusively attributed to its technical superiority. Much of BitTorrent's success lies in the fact that it is web-based, easy to monetize and indexed by Google.