Crazy Copyright Law Set to Cause Chaos in S.Korea

Netizens of South Korea could find themselves at the mercy of a copyright infringement firestorm today, as a tough new copyright law takes effect. A prominent social networking site is sending warnings to its customers about their behavior, noting that far reaching penalties include 6 month Internet disconnections.

Pirate Bay Founders Sue BREIN for Slander and Abuse

This Tuesday Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN took The Pirate Bay's co-founders and spokesman to court in The Netherlands, aiming to close the site down to Dutch visitors. Now, three days later the three are striking back, suing the head of BREIN for defamation in Sweden and asking the Dutch court…

Copyright Group Prosecuted For Failing to Pay Artists

The attorney general in Brussels has concluded a three year investigation into the money trails at the the local music royalty collecting agency SABAM. The attorney general concluded that the copyright group is not paying the artists the money owed to them, and will prosecute five managers for forgery of…

Anti-Piracy Group Claims Mass Mininova Torrent Deletion

An Italian anti-piracy group is claiming a "major offensive" against nternet links to infringing music. Created by IFPI, the Federation Against Music Piracy (FPM) says that 20K torrents were removed from Mininova and another 10K links on other sites, along with 12 eD2K and Direct Connect servers.

Hero Pirate Stephen Fry Stars In BitTorrent Game

Just last week, multi-talented entertainer and general all round good guy Stephen Fry confirmed what everyone had secretly hoped he would, that he pirates TV shows with BitTorrent. Now, to immortalize those momentous occasions, a new game featuring Fry himself has been released entitled 'Stephen Fry and The Quantum of…

BREIN Wants Pirate Bay to Block Dutch Visitors

Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has presented its demands to the former Pirate Bay operators and its prospective buyer. Today, in a court case against the three co-founders of the site, BREIN demanded that they block access to all Dutch visitors.

New Pirate Bay Owners Named in BREIN Lawsuit

In order to purchase Old Pirate Bay, Global Gaming Factory needs to raise millions of dollars - quickly. According to reports the company is undergoing some changes in ownership structure but their lawyer in a Dutch court today didn't sound entirely confident, after anti-piracy group BREIN named GGF in a…

3 Strikes To Be Administered By Post Office Subsidiary

The now infamous 3 strikes model championed by France's Nicholas Sarkozy was recently rejected by the country's highest legal authority. With amendments the plan is back and the latest news is that a subsidiary of the post office will administer the scheme. Lawmakers will today start debating the modified bill.