MPAA Will Hunt Down isoHunt Founder for Life

After a win against TorrentSpy the MPAA is determined to silence isoHunt and bankrupt its founder Gary Fung. MAFIAA lawyer Steven Fabrizio guarantees that if they win the case, the movie industry will relentlessly hunt down any damages owed to them for the rest of Fung's life.

Stephen Fry Admits He’s a BitTorrent Pirate

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Stephen Fry, a highly respected actor, comedian, writer, presenter and author yesterday admitted to downloading TV shows for free using BitTorrent. Speaking at the iTunes Festival in London last night, Fry told the audience that he's grabbed episodes of 24 and the series finale of House, starring his former comedy partner Hugh Laurie.

PublicBT Tracker Set To Patch BitTorrent’s Achilles’ Heel

Along with the lingering uncertainty surrounding the future of The Pirate Bay comes an increasingly urgent demand for alternative public BitTorrent trackers. PublicBitTorrent, operated by the people behind some of today's most prominent torrent sites, is one of these much needed alternatives.

Pirate Bay Buyer’s Stock Back to Square One

After Global Gaming Factory (GGF) announced that it intends to buy The Pirate Bay for $7.8 million, shares in the company quickly doubled. The financial faith in the company's plans for the world's most prominent tracker were short lived though, as the share price is back to square one two weeks later.

Movie Theater Streams 2K Resolution Film Using BitTorrent

The MPAA has previously been critical of the negative effect it says BitTorrent has on the movie industry, but a recent experiment in a Norwegian movie theater shows that it might actually be of use to them. Researchers from The Far North Living Lab managed to stream a full 2K resolution film at 19mbit/s - with BitTorrent of course.

Pirate Bay Block Violates Democratic Principles, ISP Says

Norway's largest Internet provider ‘Telenor’ was dragged to court by the movie and music industries last month, after it refused an earlier request to disable customer access to The Pirate Bay. Today, Telenor explains why it didn't cave in to the legal pressure and says it wants the courts to rule on the issue instead.

EU Commissioner: Digital Natives See Piracy As ‘Sexy’

EU Commissioner for Telecoms and Media Viviane Reding has joined the debate over Internet piracy. Yesterday she stated that both sides of the conflict are right but their inability to see things from the other's perspective is holding back progress. In the meantime, she says, piracy is seen by many as increasingly "sexy".