Bono Puts Policing Piracy Into His Next Decade Top 10

Opinion

Many writers have been penning top 10 lists of one kind or another recently, either reviewing the last decade or looking forward to the next one. Among them, U2 frontman Bono has published his next-decade wish list, including a desire for the Internet to be policed for copyright infringement.

Six Ways File-Sharers Will Neutralize 3 Strikes

After extended legal battles, France's President Sarkozy finally got his way. This year will see some of the most aggressive anti-piracy action against citizens which, if ministers are to be believed, will dramatically reduce online piracy. This might be possible, if the measures weren't so easily circumvented.

Movie Sharer Gets Three Years Probation

A Californian resident of Irvine has plead guilty to sharing 'The Love Guru' through BitTorrent. After getting his hands on a leaked copy of the film, the man decided to share it with a release group, and the copy eventually ended up at Mininova. The 31 year-old man confessed and agreed to a sentence of three years probation.

Five BitTorrent Predictions for 2010

Opinion

A whole new and exciting year lies ahead of us, so this is an opportune time for some BitTorrent predictions for 2010. On the upside, video streaming sites will begin experimenting with BitTorrent. One of the negatives is that a major BitTorrent client will be sued by the entertainment industry for assisting copyright infringement.

Dramatic BitTorrent Site Shutdowns of the Decade

Continuing our series of articles on the most pivotal BitTorrent sites of the last decade, our focus turns to the most dramatic site shutdowns. Without doubt, 2005 proved a momentous year, marked by the introduction to the war of a new anti-piracy force to be reckoned with - the FBI.

Top 10 Most Pirated TV-Shows of 2009

As the year moves toward its conclusion, we have been listing the most pirated entertainment titles of 2009. Following our Top 10 games and movies charts, we now turn to the most downloaded TV-shows. Despite declining viewership offline, Heroes is the most downloaded show, with over 6 million downloads for a single episode.

Pivotal BitTorrent Sites of the Decade: Suprnova

We are about to end the decade that brought us BitTorrent, and all the good and bad that came with it. In a series of articles during the coming days, we will review some of the most pivotal torrent sites that emerged over the years, each of which left their mark and brought us to where we are today.

Conduit Bans Torrent and P2P Words on Browser Toolbars

Conduit, the leading provider of community toolbars for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and the Safari web browsers, has decided to ban the use of P2P-related words on their services. Toolbars using the words 'torrent' or 'p2p' are banned as they apparently violate the the terms and conditions of Conduit's publisher agreement.