Massive Warez Scam Architects Run For Cover

Two brothers who made millions from an empire of scam file-sharing sites have had their identities revealed. Matt and Jake Dylewski mis-sold subscriptions to FullReleases.com and dozens of similar sites, misleading customers and motivating them to take action. Most of the sites have been taken offline.

The Pirate Bay Clashes with Book Publishers

Swedish book publishers have presented a study in which they show how widespread book piracy is in Sweden. The publishers think that this copyright infringement has a disastrous effect on their income, while The Pirate Bay is surprised to see that the publishers used their torrent database illegally.

Georgia Negotiates With Internet Movie Pirates

Georgia had been in the headlines recently for its military confrontation with Russia. Before hostilities engulfed the country, however, it was celebrating 100 years of film-making. But, with no laws protecting the movie industry from piracy, how does Georgia cope with the Internet pirates?

Lessig’s ‘Free Culture’ Now Available with DRM

There is a continuing battle surrounding Digital Rights Management (DRM). While most rights holders see it as a way of maximizing their profits, users see it as a way to reduce their ability to actually use the products they bought, the way they want to. Ironically, one of the books…

Legal Bullying Continues for Icelandic BitTorrent Tracker

It has been almost a year since a coalition of anti-piracy organizations forced Torrent.is, the largest BitTorrent site in Iceland, to go offline. In the months that followed, the BitTorrent site has won in court more than once, but it has not returned yet, as the anti-piracy groups continue to…

Warez Scene Member Gets 3 Years Probation, $2000 Fine

A Florida man was sentenced to three years probation on Thursday for his part in running a 'warez' server. The 55 year old, known online as 'kidzap', would've most likely been sent to jail, but avoided incarceration by pleading guilty to conspiring to commit copyright infringement. He collects a $2,000…

RIAA’s Week of Hell

It's been a bad week for the RIAA. First their headline campaign victory over Jammie Thomas was thrown out, and then the government said it 'strongly opposes' a bill lobbied for by the entertainment industries.