AFACT v iiNet: BitTorrent Piracy Claims “Artificially Inflated”

Today marked the second day of court action between several film and TV studios against Aussie ISP iiNet. The studios said the ISP knew about and could have done more to halt nearly 95,000 infringements. iiNet hit back, claiming AFACT's figures had been artificially inflated by a flawed process.

The Pirate Bay Relocates to a Nuclear Bunker

The Pirate Bay is going on a road trip through Europe, one they hope to end today in a former NATO bunker. After a move from Sweden to the Ukraine, The Pirate Bay has now arrived at CyberBunker, an ISP that can provide them with a facility that can resist a nuclear attack as well as electromagnetic pulse bombs.

TorrentFreak TV Season 2 Kicks Off

After six months of absence, a brand new season of TorrentFreak TV starts today. This week's episode covers The Pirate Bay drama, Rapidshare, Tucker Max, BitLet and a whole lot more.

AFACT v iiNet – The BitTorrent Battle Begins

Today marked the start of the civil action between several film and TV studios against Aussie ISP iiNet. The studios, under the umbrella of AFACT, asserted in court that iiNet did nothing to stop its customers sharing copyright media via BitTorrent. The ISP will essentially refute the claim, and will utilize a multi-layered defense.

BREIN Disconnects The Pirate Bay, For Now

Last Friday The Pirate Bay moved to Ukraine after its Swedish bandwidth supplier was forced to stop servicing the tracker. In the new setup, traffic to TPB is routed through The Netherlands, but anti-piracy outfit BREIN has now asked ISP NForce to stop handling TPB's traffic. As a result the site is now down for most people.

Anti-Piracy Outfit Forces Scene Group To Apologize

One of the oldest groups at the top of the so-called piracy pyramid has been taken down by the notorious Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau. Unusually there have been no arrests and no legal action. Instead the group 'Svenne/Redcross' has been forced to apologize and spread FUD about the security of other groups.

Popularity of Pirated TV-Shows Still Rising

Instead of switching on the TV, several million people use BitTorrent clients to catch up with their favorite TV-shows. The leading TV-torrent distribution site EZTV has more than doubled its visitors in a year, and there is no sign that this growth will stop anytime soon.