ISP Stands Up For Torrent Site Owner’s Privacy

The Swedish ISP TeliaSonera is refusing to comply with a court ruling ordering the company to hand over information identifying the owner of SweTorrents. Instead, it has appealed the decision, arguing that the verdict is in violation of the European data retention directive and claiming that SweTorrents doesn't host any copyrighted files.

Music Sales Increase In Sweden For First Time Since 2000

IFPI Sweden are celebrating after new statistics reveal that in 2009, music sales were up for the first time in nearly a decade. Digital sales have increased rapidly, with revenues from streaming services such as Spotify increasing impressively. Even physical CD sales showed a modest increase over the previous year.

TorrIndex, World’s First Magnet-Only Torrent Index

There has been a lot of talk about magnet links since The Pirate Bay decided to include them on their site recently. Various BitTorrent clients quickly added support for these type of links, and recently the first 'magnet-only' torrent index opened to the public.

OiNK Admin Found Not Guilty, Walks Free

Lawyers have presented their final arguments in the trial of Alan Ellis. The prosecution slammed the ex-OiNK admin, saying that the site was set up with dishonest and profiteering intentions right from the start. The defense tore into IFPI and countered by calling Ellis an innovator with talents to be nurtured. Today the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty, and Ellis walked free.

Europe’s Second Pirate MP Still Not in Office

The Pirate Party may have won two seats in last June's European Parliament elections, but it's hard to see that in practice. Despite the Lisbon Treaty going into effect just over 6 weeks ago, there is still no news of when Piratpartiet may fill their second seat.

Comcast’s BitTorrent Settlement Excludes Pirates

A few weeks ago Comcast decided to settle one of the class action lawsuits brought against the ISP in response to its BitTorrent throttling actions. Affected users can now claim their part of the $16 million fund that was setup, but only if they state under penalty of perjury that BitTorrent was never used to download copyrighted content.

Everything You Need To Refute a File-Sharing Legal Threat

A new wave of cash demands connected with allegations of illicit file-sharing are being received this week. In response, consumer group BeingThreatened has produced the most informative handbook ever created, empowering those wrongfully accused to refute the claims against them and hold onto their hard-earned cash.

OiNK Admin: Pink Palace Never Abused Copyrights

As the trial of ex-OiNK admin Alan Ellis continues, more details of yesterday's proceedings have been made public. Ellis told the court that he always held the belief that the site didn't break copyright law and that if the site's users acted illegally, then that wasn't his responsibility.