CopySense Sleek Predator, or White Elephant?

If you believe the anti-piracy lobbies, Audible Magic's CopySense system is the absolute best system you can buy, protecting Universities, and more importantly, their students, from copyright violation accusations. However, the question has to be asked, "Does it really work?"

Pirate Bay Wins Court Case, Italian Block Lifted

The Pirate Bay has successfully appealed the decision of an Italian judge who had ordered ISPs to block access to the popular BitTorrent tracker last month. The Court of Bergamo decided that this block was unlawful, and that Italian users should regain access to the site.

European Parliament Says No to Three-Strikes Law

The European Parliament has voted in favor of an amendment that will prevent member states from implementing three-stikes laws. Disconnecting alleged file-sharers based on evidence from anti-piracy lobby groups restricts the rights and freedoms of Internet users, according to the amendment.

‘Heroes’ Causes BitTorrent Boom

Two fresh episodes of the US hit series 'Heroes' were released Monday night. In the day that followed each episode was downloaded well over a million times by BitTorrent users all over the world, making it the busiest day ever on many torrent sites.

OiNK Six Appear in Court, Faced By Pirating Police

Today, Alan Ellis the admin of OiNK, will appear in court along with five users accused of uploading music via the BitTorrent tracker. The six will appear before magistrates to learn if their cases will be sent on to a Crown Court. They are joined by Cleveland police, who face…

Slacker Uprising’s Torrent Available Worldwide, by Accident

Michael Moore's new film about the run up to the 2004 US election was released online today, only for US and Canada residents. In order to maximize capacity, they've even embraced BitTorrent, and the official download is using the Pirate Bay tracker. To the dismay of their lawyers, however, this…

Mininova Breaks Download Records

Mininova, the most visited BitTorrent site, broke two download records today. Since its inception, the site has served 6 billion torrent downloads and today reached an all time record of more than 10 million downloads served in a single day. Has today been BitTorrent's busiest day ever?

ISP: It’s Impossible For Us to Stop Illegal P2P

An ISP which was ordered by a court to stop illegal file-sharing on its network, says it simply can not. The Belgian ISP Scarlet says the court's verdict is unworkable and after trying to slow traffic and also filter it, it says it's not possible to stop the flow of…