IFPI Site Under Attack by Pirate Bay Supporters

The website of the music industry lobby group IFPI is suffering from an organized DDoS attack and has been unresponsive for the past few hours. The attack was organized by Pirate Bay supporters who don't agree with the sentences handed out to the four defendants.

TorrentFreak TV: Pirate Bay Trial Special

This brand new episode of TorrentFreak TV is a Pirate Bay trial special covering the verdict and its implications. Aside from the latest file-sharing news we review the Tribler BitTorrent client and introduce a new segment called Your Words!

Norway Makes it Easier to Go After File-Sharers

The recently implemented IPRED legislation in Sweden makes it easier for copyright holders to identify and go after alleged illegal file-sharers. Up until now the same hasn't been easy in Norway, but all that is set to change as the country's telecoms regulator says that file-sharers identities can be given…

ISP Speeds Up Customers’ BitTorrent Downloads

There are many ways for ISPs to manage the increased load BitTorrent traffic places on their network. Some choose to interrupt BitTorrent transfers like Comcast did, but there are more 'consumer friendly' alternatives too. An Israeli Internet provider is adding local web-seeds to speed up torrent transfers and reduce the…

Swedes Demonstrate Against Pirate Bay Verdict

More than thousand people have gathered in the streets of the Swedish capital Stockholm today, to protest against yesterday's Pirate Bay verdict. The demonstration was organized by the Swedish Pirate Party that is campaigning for the European Parliament elections in June.

Police Will Investigate Leaked Pirate Bay Verdict

After sentencing The Pirate Bay Four the District Court has now asked the police to investigate their own people, as the verdict in the case leaked to the public hours before it was officially announced. Whether or not the leak will have implications for the sentence is unknown.

Pirate Party Membership Surges Following Pirate Bay Verdict

The Pirate Bay verdict is being criticized by the Swedish public and protests are being planned. Opposition to the decision is widespread, indicated partly by the surge in new memberships to Sweden's Pirate Party. It has seen its ranks grow by 20% in the handful of hours since the verdict…

The Pirate Bay Trial: The Official Verdict – Guilty

Just minutes ago the verdict in the case of The Pirate Bay Four was announced. All four defendants were accused of 'assisting in making copyright content available'. Peter Sunde: Guilty. Fredrik Neij: Guilty. Gottfrid Svartholm: Guilty. Carl Lundström: Guilty. The four receive 1 year in jail each and fines totaling…