Lady Gaga Music-Leaking Hackers Sentenced

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A pair of hackers were convicted in Germany yesterday for hacking and copyright infringement offenses. The pair, aged 18 and 23, used Trojan horse software to gain unauthorized access to the computers of high-profile artists’ managers in 2009 and 2010. Their booty included unreleased tracks by Maria Carey, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Leona Lewis and […]

Bitstorm: The World’s Most Simple BitTorrent Tracker

Have you always wanted to be a BitTorrent tracker admin, but never got the chance because you lack the technical expertise? Then this is your lucky day. With Bitstorm everyone can set up a BitTorrent tracker in just a few seconds since the only requirement is a PHP-enabled hosting account. Just upload a single file to the web server and your very own BitTorrent tracker is fully operational.

Torrent Site Throws In The Towel Fearing Arrests, formerly one of Sweden's largest private BitTorrent communities, has shut down fearing the authorities may come after them. The abrupt decision comes a few weeks after police in Sweden and Germany raided the BitTorrent tracker and arrested two of the alleged operators of the site.

An Open Letter to Modern Day Pirates

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Porn star and lobbyist Kayden Kross just couldn’t take it anymore. Piracy is hitting her hard, so she decided to write an open letter to those who dare to steal her work. The 25-year old American, with Swedish blood, first published her thoughts in Xbiz but we felt compelled to help her spread it. Please […]

Canadian BitTorrent User Fined $60,000 By U.S. Court

A new dimension was just added to the ongoing stream of BitTorrent lawsuits in the U.S. A Canadian BitTorrent user has been ordered to pay $60,000 by a U.S. District Court judge. The Calgary resident, who did not defend himself, was ordered to pay the damages for sharing two films on an adult-oriented BitTorrent tracker.

Recording Industry Wants Another ‘Pirate’ Site Blocked

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In a memo dated May 30th, SKMM – the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission – ordered the country’s ISPs to block several sites linked to file-sharing activity. The usual suspects were on the list including Pirate Bay, MegaUpload, MegaVideo, DepostFiles and PutLocker. The government of Malaysia had previously warned that the sites infringe copyright law. […]

TVShack Admin Fights Extradition To U.S. On Movie Piracy Charges

Three weeks ago the 23-year-old UK-based administrator of a TV show and movie links site was arrested by police. The site, referred to only as TVShack, could be one of three domains of which two are already controlled by the US government after their seizure as part of Operation in Our Sites. Following his detention in the UK's largest prison, the admin is now fighting his extradition to the U.S. with the help of Gary McKinnon's lawyer.

File-Sharers An Easy Prey To Anti-Piracy Lawyers

In the last year thousands of alleged copyright infringers have fallen prey to the dubious litigation practices of a handful of lawyers. Many of the accused are not guilty, but the cleverly constructed scheme leads them to believe that they have no other option than to pay up. One desperate defendant is now threatened with a $150,00 fine for allegedly downloading an adult film concealed as classical music.