Spanish Academy Awards Tainted By Anti-Piracy Law Controversy

The Goya Awards, Spain's equivalent to the Academy Awards, have been tainted by controversy stemming from the country's so-called Sinde anti-piracy law. Alongside egg-throwing and public boos for the eventual Best Actor winner for his support of the legislation, as a protest today, Spanish Film Academy president Alex de la Iglesia will step down.

Your Face is a Saxophone, A New BitTorrent Powered Animated Series

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Increasingly, content producers are adopting BitTorrent as a distribution platform. Zacqary Adam Green is one of the people involved in such a project, and he wantes to bring it to the attention of TorrentFreak’s readers. “My team and I just released the pilot episode of Your Face is a Saxophone, an animated series about the […]

Crysis 2 Leak Fails To Result in Massive Download Fest

Next month the long-awaited Crysis 2 is due for release but perhaps inevitably it's already been leaked onto the Internet. Although it's a PC beta version which requires some coaxing to perform, publisher EA has already decried this unofficial release and some gaming blogs have gone into overdrive condemning 'evil pirates'. But hey, let's all cool down for a second. Just because people can pirate, doesn't mean they always do.

Is The President of Turkey a Movie Pirate?

Twitter is an excellent medium for world leaders to keep the people informed on their thoughts and actions, but it can also lead to awkward situations. Yesterday evening the Turkish President Abdullah Gül tweeted that he enjoyed watching the Oscar nominated movie 'The King's Speech' at home with his wife. An interesting status update, since the film has not premiered in Turkish theaters yet, nor is it available on DVD anywhere else.

Prime Minister Gets Bollywood Piracy Ear Bashing

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Bollywood movie producers headed by top filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt have had an audience with the Indian Prime Minister on the issue of piracy. The Prime Minister is said to have been sympathetic to their plight and is looking towards taking steps to “curb it”. Read More

Justin Bieber Movie Pirates Deserve At Least 3 Years In Jail

So, this week saw the VIP premiere of Justin Bieber's new 3D movie, Never Say Never. Unfortunately the glittering event appears to have been overshadowed by countless teenagers who have the nerve to describe themselves as hardcore fans, but are in fact little more than federal criminals who deserve at least 3 years in jail. I blame the parents, and I'm not the only one.

BitTorrent Partners With Khan Academy to Distribute Education

To the mainstream public BitTorrent is best known for its efficient distribution of entertainment, but BitTorrent Inc. and the Khan Academy are showing that it's an excellent tool to spread education too. The pair have launched an App for the millions of uTorrent and BitTorrent Mainline users that gives them instant access to free educational content.