Drive-in ‘Scene’ Movie Cammer Arrested

Australian officials desperate to reduce film 'camming' have arrested and charged a man in Sydney with 18 counts of copyright infringement. Unusually, he wasn't caught in the act, and the cinema was a drive-in. The man is allegedly a member of the well known scene group PreVail.

50% of Charges Against Pirate Bay Dropped

There has been high drama on the second day of the Pirate Bay trial. Due to serious shortcomings in the prosecution evidence, around 50% of the charges in the case are going to have to be withdrawn. The defense describes it as a 'sensation', seeing half of the charges being…

Court Tweets, Pirate Flags and Free Candy

As The Pirate Bay trial got underway, dozens of supporters gathered around the Court waving skull-and-crossbone flags as the parties entered the court house. Pro-piracy forces in Sweden had vowed to play along in the theater of the trial. The opening act was a spectacle; in court, on the streets…

The Pirate Bay Trial – First Day in Court

This morning the trial of The Pirate Bay started. Without doubt, it will be the most important case the file-sharing community has ever witnessed. Here are the key parts of Day 1, distilled from the hundreds of ongoing reports.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent, "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" tops the chart this week. Two other newcomers, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Thick as Thieves" are in second and third place respectively.

News from The Pirate Bay Press Conference

Just hours ago The Pirate Bay and Piratbyrån held a joint press conference at the Museum of Technology in Stockholm. It was broadcasted live on the web and Pirate Bay co-founders Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm spoke at length. Here is a breakdown of some of the key points.

uTorrent Adds Google Powered Torrent Search

uTorrent - the client of choice for most BitTorrent users - has added a Google powered torrent search engine to its website. This added search capability uses Google's custom search program and prioritizes BitTorrent sites in the results. With millions of visitors a month, this is likely to bring in…

Music Copyright ‘Pension Extension’ Moves Forward

The extension of copyright on audio recordings from 50 to 95 years in the EU has moved another step closer to realization, with its passage through the legal affairs committee. The action, ostensibly to provide a pension for session musicians, is in reality a multi-million euro windfall for the Big…