AFACT v iiNet: Day 3 – Studios Promoted BitTorrent

As the court case between anti-piracy group AFACT and ISP iiNet moves into its third day, an interesting element to the ISPs defense has been revealed. iiNet claims that the studios had contractual agreements with BitTorrent Inc, and even promoted their companies on, a confusing situation for potential downloaders.

Copyright Drama Prevents Artist From Sharing Music on MySpace

Efforts by Warner Music to prevent music piracy have gone so far that indie artist Edwyn Collins is unable to share one of his own tracks on MySpace. In a response to the copyright drama, Collins' manager explains that file-sharers are not the problem, but the labels themselves.

AFACT v iiNet: BitTorrent Piracy Claims “Artificially Inflated”

Today marked the second day of court action between several film and TV studios against Aussie ISP iiNet. The studios said the ISP knew about and could have done more to halt nearly 95,000 infringements. iiNet hit back, claiming AFACT's figures had been artificially inflated by a flawed process.

The Pirate Bay Relocates to a Nuclear Bunker

The Pirate Bay is going on a road trip through Europe, one they hope to end today in a former NATO bunker. After a move from Sweden to the Ukraine, The Pirate Bay has now arrived at CyberBunker, an ISP that can provide them with a facility that can resist a nuclear attack as well as electromagnetic pulse bombs.

TorrentFreak TV Season 2 Kicks Off

After six months of absence, a brand new season of TorrentFreak TV starts today. This week's episode covers The Pirate Bay drama, Rapidshare, Tucker Max, BitLet and a whole lot more.

AFACT v iiNet – The BitTorrent Battle Begins

Today marked the start of the civil action between several film and TV studios against Aussie ISP iiNet. The studios, under the umbrella of AFACT, asserted in court that iiNet did nothing to stop its customers sharing copyright media via BitTorrent. The ISP will essentially refute the claim, and will utilize a multi-layered defense.

BREIN Disconnects The Pirate Bay, For Now

Last Friday The Pirate Bay moved to Ukraine after its Swedish bandwidth supplier was forced to stop servicing the tracker. In the new setup, traffic to TPB is routed through The Netherlands, but anti-piracy outfit BREIN has now asked ISP NForce to stop handling TPB's traffic. As a result the site is now down for most people.