Grandmother Gets First Scottish File-Sharing Conviction

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The US and the UK have had a handful of convictions for file-sharing, but now Scotland has its first. Auxiliary Nurse, Anne Muir, has been convicted of copyright crimes – namely sharing music. Her sentence will be decided later this month. The woman, 58-year-old Anne Muir, pleaded guilty after police searched her home in Ayr […]

ACS:Law Pleads Poverty, Gets Tiny Fine For Data Breach

Former ACS:Law owner Andrew Crossley has been fined by the Information Commissioner's Office for allowing the details of around 6,000 Internet users to be leaked onto the Internet. However, since Crossley has pleaded poverty his £200,000 fine was reduced to £1,000. Interesting, particularly since TorrentFreak has seen documents which show Crossley as jointly owning a house worth £750,000.

IP Address Leads Police To World’s Unluckiest File-Sharer

As part of a file-sharing investigation, in 2010 authorities tracked an IP address to a house in Sweden. After a night playing video games a blurry-eyed house sitter answered the early morning call only to be welcomed by the police. They weren't looking for him, but the owner who was abroad. Sometimes, however, you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Fyels: File-Sharing Can’t Get Any Easier

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Just a few years ago sharing files on the Internet was cumbersome, slow and often complicated. Not anymore. Today people have thousands of options to send files around, and one click hosting sites are particularly popular. The new sharing platform Fyels.com falls into that category. It is the simplest file-sharing site we've ever encountered, currently without any limits or restrictions.

Gotta Share! Gotta Share! Gotta Share!

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We hope you enjoy watching this presentation from the recent GEL Conference in New York. Many presentations can be deadly boring but this one is a little different. It details the release of a new social media platform known as Twirlr. We’d normally give a little description and some background, but some things are best […]

Two Companies Claim the Right to Sue ‘Nude Nuns’ Pirates

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Just as you think you’ve seen it all, the U.S. mass-BitTorrent lawsuits take yet another absurd twist. Two companies are currently battling for the right to sue alleged downloaders of Nude Nuns with Big Guns. In March, Camelot Distribution Group first sued a group of hundreds of downloaders of the film, and last week they […]

TalkTalk HomeSafe Blocks BitTorrent Sites

One of the UK's largest ISPs has today launched a new set of network-level security features aimed at protecting subscribers' children and their computers. While reports of HomeSafe's ability to block access to viruses, pornography and violent content has been widespread today, it also has another trick up its sleeve - the blocking of BitTorrent and other file-sharing sites.

File-Sharing Friendly Artist Sells Himself on eBay

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Readers will be familiar with musician Dan Bull, the pro-filesharing rap artist who has served up commentary on everything from Lily Allen’s abortive anti-filesharing campaign to the global threat of ACTA. Following on from a Digital Economy Act protest track commissioned by ISP TalkTalk, Dan has a new idea for bringing music to the public. […]