RIAA’s Incompetent Pirate Snoopers Escape Prison

In an odd ruling, a Michigan state agency that deals with professional licensing has closed an investigation into RIAA's unlicensed pirate investigators MediaSentry, saying that without evidence of payment from the RIAA, there is no case. The investigation was prompted by Randy Kruger, father of one of the RIAA's targets.

Fleeing Bruno Cam Pirate Breaks Leg Colliding With Police

Two brothers have been charged by police after allegedly camming the new Bruno movie. The pair aged 21 and 23 were approached by detectives acting on a tipoff. The older brother managed to temporarily escape but the chase ended when his leg was broken after he "collided with a police…

New Pirate Bay Will Become a Pay Site

After Global Gaming Factory (GGF) announced its intention to buy The Pirate Bay, the public was left wondering what the site's future would look like. Today it was confirmed that sharing on the new site will come with a cost, as the new owners plan to charge the users of…

Ex-Grokster CEO Teams With New Pirate Bay Owners

Wayne Rosso, ex-CEO of Grokster and creator of Mashboxx, the 'revolutionary' world-first licensed P2P service that was due to hit the web by storm in 2005/2006 but never actually launched, is now working with Pirate Bay buyers GGF to "facilitate the model" and legalize the site. Major music industry players…

Swedish ISP Disputes Weak Piracy Evidence

After receiving massive support from its customers through an online survey, the Swedish ISP Ephone has decided to appeal an earlier court decision ordering it to hand over subscribers' details to a group of copyright holders. Ephone has labeled the evidence provided as 'weak' and has opted to protect the…

Internet Villain Mulls 3 Strikes For Australian Pirates

Senator Stephen Conroy is a man on a mission. Undeterred that his absurd plans to filter the Internet have earned him the dubious title of Internet Villain of the Year, he is now promising to find a solution to the file-sharing 'problem' by bringing parties together who are already at…

Hid.im Converts Torrents into PNG Images

Hid.im is a new web-based service that allows users to hide .torrent files inside PNG images. This means that users can easily upload hidden torrent files to their favorite image hosting service and forums, or use it as an avatar on social networking sites without being censored.

Modified 3 Strikes Back on Agenda For New Zealand Pirates

After the previous Labour government failed in its attempts to set up an ISP code of practice to deal with copyright infringements via section 92a of the Copyright Act, today sees new proposals revealed. ISPs won't be expected to police their networks, but instead decisions - including 3 strikes -…