Michael Moore on Slacker Uprising’s Piracy ‘Problem’

Michael Moore decided to give away his latest film ‘Slacker Uprising’ for free, but only to people in the US and Canada. However, since he chose to use BitTorrent, and open trackers such as The Pirate Bay, it was fairly easy for the rest of the world to download it…

BitSmash Launches BitTorrent Statistics Tool

BitSmash is a new service that aims to provide statistics on all BitTorrent downloads. The site allows users to search from keywords, just like the average BitTorrent site, and sort the results in various ways. For every torrent, it also shows graphs of changes in various statistics over time.

Tackling Campus Piracy with FUD

Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) is one of the oldest, and perhaps most effective anti-piracy strategies. MPAA's "You can click, but you can't hide" campaign is perhaps one of the best known examples. Today, we take a peek at how FUD is used by universities to counter campus piracy.

Hollywood Illegally Demands Money From Kindergartens

A company collecting royalties on behalf of Hollywood studios has illegally demanded payments from kindergartens in Ireland. The MPLC requested 10 Euros ($14.00) per child per annum, so that they can watch DVDs legally. However, by doing so they breached the 2000 Copyright Act since MPLC failed to register with…

News Site Criticized for Linking to Pirate Bay Torrents

The Swedish news site Nyheter24 has been criticized for including a list of most downloaded TV-shows on their site, and linking directly to the torrent detail pages on The Pirate Bay. According to Henrik Pontén of the Swedish Anti Pirate Bureau, who led the Pirate Bay investigation, the news site…

“Saw” Director Explains Why He Was Worried By BitTorrent

TorrentFreak recently ran a story about a movie director's unique approach to piracy. Now, Darren Bousman, director of Saw II, III and IV, talks to us about his decision to target BitTorrent, the fallout and his dreams, as 10 years of effort comes to fruition with his latest movie, Repo!…

Judge Spanks Insatiable Gay Porn Pirate

A federal judge from California again backed a major gay porn distributor by slapping a previously convicted pirate. The man in question, Gilbert Michael Gonzales of Palm Springs, has now been told told that he will be arrested the next time he is caught with his pants down.