Hollywood Star ‘Reverses’ Movie Distribution Model With BitTorrent

The BitTorrent-powered VODO network has released what is arguably its highest-quality film to date. 'A Lonely Place For Dying', with Hollywood star James Cromwell as Executive Producer, prefers the BitTorrent community over Hollywood's own funding mechanisms and debuts online before making its way to various movie theaters. A new distribution model is born.

Unstoppable Internet Pirates: “It’s Us Against The System”

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In High Court proceedings between the MPA and ISP BT this week, the MPA made their position clear. The Hollywood group wants Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 blocked at the ISP level, but BT think that’s a step too far. Now MusicWeek have published some comments on the case from Gregor Pryor, a partner at law […]

First Ever Scottish ‘Anti-Camcorder’ Piracy Conviction

A man from Scotland has become the first in the country to be convicted of an offense related to the unauthorized recording of movies in a cinema. The 25-year-old recorded several films with a mobile phone secured within a Heath Robinson-style cloth enclosure and, crucially, got caught uploading them to the Internet for profit.

Stream Torrents in Your Web Browser With Magic Player

Torrent Stream Magic Player is a brand new add-on that allows users to stream video and music torrents directly in their browser. The Magic Player works with Chrome, Firefox, Opera and supports dozens of popular torrent sites including The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, BTjunkie and EZTV. It's one of the first solutions to create a true video-on-demand experience directly in the browser.

The Pirate Bay Is Down For Maintenance

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Yes, The Pirate Bay is down at the moment.Under maintenance according to people in the know so there’s no reason to panic. Every time The Pirate Bay suffers a few minutes for downtime, thousands of people start to worry that something awful has happened to their beloved site. Not this time though. Maintenance probably means […]

Newzbin Speaks Out On MPA High Court Blocking Action

This week the MPA's lawyers were in the High Court claiming that Usenet indexing site Newzbin2 costs them millions of pounds due to illegal movie downloads. To this end they want BT to block the site but the ISP is refusing. BT says that by complying it would open the floodgates for hundreds of other site-blocking requests. Now, for the first time this week, Newzbin2's owners speak out.

No Decision on Newzbin Case Until July 2011

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Last year Hollywood’s Motion Picture Association (MPA) went to court seeking an injunction against UK ISP BT in order to force them to block Newzbin2, the resurrected version of the original Newzbin Usenet indexer. This week the MPA and BT were back in the High Court, with the former saying that Newzbin2 costs them millions […]

More Porn BitTorrent Lawsuits – Try To Keep Up

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While the serious nature of receiving a cash settlement offer for alleged infringement cannot be denied, there are just so many of these cases – with so little to separate the majority of them – that reporting on them all is a tough task. Not to mention an especially tedious one. However boring though, these […]