The Pirate Bay Trial: The Official Verdict – Guilty

Just minutes ago the verdict in the case of The Pirate Bay Four was announced. All four defendants were accused of 'assisting in making copyright content available'. Peter Sunde: Guilty. Fredrik Neij: Guilty. Gottfrid Svartholm: Guilty. Carl Lundström: Guilty. The four receive 1 year in jail each and fines totaling…

Pirate Bay Server Becomes Museum Exhibit, TPB Cam Leaked

When The Pirate Bay was raided by police in 2006 they confiscated the site's servers. Now one of those servers has been bought by a Swedish museum, which will display the machine as a device that has impacted people's lives. In another development, damning CAM footage of the upcoming TPB…

Pirate Bay Supporters Throw Street Party in Moscow

Support for The Pirate Bay doesn't stop at the Swedish border, nor it is limited to blogs and forums. Today, a group of Russian Pirate Bay supporters will throw a street party at Pushkin Square in the center of Moscow, with the full approval of the Russian government.

File-Sharing Admin Convicted For Crime He Didn’t Commit

Last week a 22 year-old was sentenced to 6 months jail for running a file-sharing site carrying links to copyright works. On the surface it appeared that court ruled that due to placing advertising on the site, the admin had profited from infringement and therefore committed a crime, but all…

Paulo Coelho Supports The Pirate Bay

If anti-piracy lobbyists are to be believed, all content creators hate The Pirate Bay and other torrent sites. The truth is obviously more balanced. In fact, some of the most creative minds are BitTorrent users themselves, including best selling author Paulo Coelho, who offered to travel to Sweden to testify…

BitTorrent Powered TV is Coming

BitTorrent is already an important tool for millions of people who prefer their television on-demand, but integration with traditional TV-sets is still lacking. This is about to change though, as the Tribler team announces version 5 of its next generation BitTorrent client.

Leaked ACTA Draft: More Power to the RIAA

A recent draft of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) surfaced on Wikileaks this weekend. Among other things, the draft aims to strengthen the power and rights of the entertainment industry and other copyright holders, by letting them choose how they want to be compensated for copyright infringements.