P2P Collection Costs Man Huge Fine, Suspended Sentence

A man who downloaded 12,591 music tracks, 426 movies and 16 full TV-series has been sentenced in France. The police searched the 55 year-old's house in connection with an unrelated matter and stumbled across his collection. The man was sentenced to 33,000 euros ($46,200) in damages and a 2 month…

Limewire Gets More Serious About BitTorrent

Despite BitTorrent being the leading file-sharing protocol for several years already, Limewire is still the most installed P2P application on the market. Even though most of Limewire's users only use the Gnutella network, the application has completely overhauled its BitTorrent implementation.

BREIN Demands $70,000 Per Day Penalty For Usenet Community

Earlier this year, anti-piracy outfit BREIN demanded the closure of Usenet community FTD. After negotiations between the pair came to nothing, BREIN declared FTD a criminal operation prompting FTD to take legal action against BREIN to clear their name. Now BREIN is counter-claiming against FTD, demanding $70,000 a day in…

TorrentReactor Users Suffer Rootkit Attack

With millions of pageviews every day TorrentReactor.net is ranked in the top 5 of all torrent sites in terms of traffic which makes it a lucrative target for malicious attacks. The site is currently suffering from a serious security breach resulting in a rootkit being installed on the computers of…

Mininova Demands Rectification from Dutch Parliament

Last month a working group of the Dutch Parliament published a report in which they made various suggestions on how to deal with online piracy. In their analysis they made several false accusations against the Dutch based BitTorrent site Mininova, who today announce that they will take legal steps if…

A Glimpse at The Pirate Bay’s Uncertain Future

Opinion

After Global Gaming Factory X announced that it intends to buy The Pirate Bay for $7.8 million, the CEO of the company bombarded the press with his revolutionary plans for the site. By paying both the copyright holders and file-sharers the company aims to reshape the digital media landscape. We…

Suspicions of Insider Trading Surround Pirate Bay Buyers

Shares in GGF rose dramatically yesterday on the news that the company is set to acquire The Pirate Bay. However, about a week ago equity marketplace Aktietorget shut down trading of GGF's stock after unusually large trading volumes led to a rapidly increasing stock price, prompting suspicions of illegal trading.