A lawyer who sent out hundreds of thousands of threatening letters demanding that alleged file-sharers pay 400 euros, has been banned from operating for 6 months. Elizabeth Martin, who had been working with Swiss anti-piracy outfit, Logistep, was condemned by the Paris Bar Council.
For most people, Sweden and BitTorrent equals The Pirate Bay. There is more though, Headweb, a new online movie store now offers over 500 authorized and DRM-free movies, which can be downloaded via BitTorrent. True to the BitTorrent philosophy, sharing is rewarded.
After getting an "unbelievably rude letter" from the British Phonographic Industry which demanded that ISPs disconnect file-sharers from the internet, the UK's third largest ISP, Talk Talk, is in fighting mood. "Talk Talk rejects music industry threats and refuses to become internet police" says their statement.
Virgin Media, the ISP accused of doing a deal with the British Phonographic Industry to disconnect persistent file-sharers from the internet, has denied the reports. Calling such measures "draconian", Virgin went on to say they raise both privacy and legal issues.
Five so-called 'warez scene' members have been indicted on charges of conspiring to commit copyright infringement. For the unauthorized sharing of tens of thousands of files, the men face five years in prison and fines of $250,000 on each count.
Last weekend, a CAM version of the Norwegian movie "Lange Flate BallÃ¦r II" leaked onto several BitTorrent sites. Quite surprisingly, the producer doesn't hold a grudge against the person who leaked the film. Instead, he thinks it's an honor that someone took the effort to record it in a movie…
Every week there is more controversy as ISPs continue to limit, throttle and otherwise interfere with P2P traffic. For those people who think their ISP is meddling with their traffic, there is a new system available to confirm it. TorrentFreak catches up with the creators of Gemini Project.
The top 10 most downloaded DVDrips on BitTorrent, "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" tops the chart this week.