BitTorrent Users Sued for Sharing Paris Hilton’s Sex Tape

Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, the company exploiting the Paris Hilton Sex Tape 'One Night in Paris' has filed lawsuits against 843 alleged BitTorrent users. While it has already made millions of dollars in profit from the dubiously obtained 'motion picture', the company is demanding compensation for losses allegedly caused by mass copyright infringement on BitTorrent networks.

Law to Shutdown P2P Sites Resurrected By Spanish Coalition

In recent months a controversial piece of legislation aimed at shutting down file-sharing sites has resulted in massive opposition from the public in Spain. In December the protests appeared to have been successful as the House of Representatives rejected the proposal. However, yesterday the Spanish Government resurrected the law with some minor changes, a move that has outraged the public.

Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer for Solicitor General

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President Barack Obama nominated former Recording Industry Association of America lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. on Monday to serve as the nation’s solicitor general. If confirmed by the Senate, Verilli, now the White House deputy counsel, would assume the powerful position left vacant by Elena Kagan, who was elevated to the Supreme Court. Obama said he […]

ACS:Law Can’t Take The Pressure, Quit Chasing File-Sharers

ACS:Law, the law firm that has terrorized untold thousands of alleged file-sharers in the UK, has quit the anti-piracy business. The company made the announcement in a hearing at the Patents County Court yesterday set to a backdrop of scathing comments by a senior judge who said he found their cases "mind boggling".

US Case Against Hundreds of BitTorrent File-Sharers Dismissed

Another blow has been delivered to the mass BitTorrent lawsuits that were introduced in the United States last year. The German-based copyright profiteers DigiProtect sued hundreds of alleged BitTorrent users a month ago, but now more than half of the cases have been orally dismissed.

Third of Home Insurers Fail to Cover Music Downloads

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Music fans are at risk of losing thousands of pounds worth of digital music because their household insurer does not protect downloaded material, according to Which?. Research by the consumer champion found that a third of leading home insurers’ standard policies fail to offer any form of digital information cover, even though over 100m tracks […]

Major Record Labels to Compete With iTunes, Spotify and Pirates

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The world’s major record labels, are starting their own music streaming service in the U.S. this quarter that will challenge Apple Inc.’s iTunes, after years of letting start-ups license their artists. “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity,” which Sony unveiled in September, started in the U.K. and Ireland in December and in France, Germany, Italy and […]