Newzbin Usenet Indexing Trial: Day One

After coming under legal threats from the MPAA in 2008, the Usenet indexing site began its defence in London’s High Court yesterday. Newzbin are reporting that the judge appears remarkably switched and they are looking forward to a fair trial.

Lost Season 6 Premiere Pirated On The Beach

The sixth and final season of the hit series Lost will have its TV-premiere in the US tonight, but it's already available online. In what must be a world first, the first episode of Lost's new season was camcorded during a beach screening this weekend and is now widely available on BitTorrent.

Keith Urban Gets All Confused About Support For Downloading

After being voted favorite male artist at the People's Choice Awards last month, during his acceptance speech Keith Urban showed why the people love him. Speaking of his music the star said: "I don't even care if you download it illegally, give it to your friends, I really don't care." Just a month later he says he didn't mean that at all.

ISP Set For Court Hearing To Fend Off Anti-Piracy Demands

An anti-piracy group which acts in the interests of the movie industry has asked a court to force an ISP to take measures to reduce online piracy. Federazione Anti-Pirateria Audiovisiva wants Telecom Italia to report file-sharers to the authorities, block some well known torrent sites and work with them in the future to fight piracy. Telecom Italia has refused.

Techno Diva Loves BitTorrent, Hates Spotify

Techno Diva Billie Ray Martin has uploaded two exclusive free remixes to Mininova, hoping to revitalize interest in her work. The tracks are part of an upcoming remix album set to be released later this year, but are already available on BitTorrent today.

uTorrent Spreads Its Wings With Falcon

In all the years it's been available, uTorrent hasn't changed as much as it will with the upcoming release. Codenamed Falcon, the client will have an easier, more secure and more complete web UI as well as support for streaming and remote downloading.

Usenet Indexer Prepares For MPAA High Court Battle

In May 2008, Newzbin - considered by many to be the Internet’s premier indexer and .NZB provider - announced it was under legal threat from the MPA, the MPAA's worldwide big brother. On Monday next week, the copyright infringement showdown in London's High Court begins.