ISP Gives Customers The Power To Ban BitTorrent

An ISP in the UK is set to introduce a voluntary customer Internet censorship scheme. Charles Dunstone, chief executive of Carphone Warehouse/TalkTalk said the company would introduce parental controls for subscribers which would include a feature to ban BitTorrent sites.

BPI Decries ISP Inaction Against 100K Music Pirates

A UK music industry group claims that it has given an ISP evidence that thousands of its customers are pirating music but it has done nothing to stop them. Since February the BPI has harvested the IP addresses of 100,000 BT Broadband customers but is now labeling the ISP's lack of action against them as "shameful."

Demonoid Warns Of Severe Torrent and User Data Loss

Earlier this month we warned that there could be extended downtime at Demonoid, one of the Internet's most popular BitTorrent trackers. Worried users are keen to see the site return soon, but staff at the site are warning that not only will it take time but months of data could be lost in the process.

A Brilliant Open Letter Song On Piracy To Lily Allen

This week Lily Allen's views on file-sharing have been the hot topic. While some agree with her calls to 'save' the industry from a fate worse than death, others did not subscribe to the doomsday scenario. One of those is UK musician Dan Bull who has written a brilliant song-come-open letter to Miss Allen. We hope you enjoy it.

Pirate Party Canada Starts a BitTorrent Tracker

Canada has had its very own Pirate Party for a few months now. The party is currently trying to get federal approval, a goal that should be achieved in the coming week. In the meantime the party's members haven't been sitting still and today sees the launch of their very own BitTorrent tracker.

Lily Allen Changes Tune, Now Wants To Throttle Pirates

After Lily Allen sparked friction between not only thousands of people on the Internet, but also her colleagues in the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), yesterday they met up to try and forge a united front. Now Allen has done a U-turn, stating that disconnecting pirates is too draconian and instead supports FAC calls to slow connections to a crawl.

Two More Pirate Bay Appeal Judges Accused of Bias

Earlier this week TorrentFreak reported that there had been objections over one of the proposed lay judges set for the Pirate Bay appeal. Now there are yet more claims of possible bias, this time with two of the main judges who have both been members of pro-copyright groups.