Anti-Piracy Group Aims For Huge BitTorrent Site Purge

BitTorrent sites are continuing to frustrate anti-piracy groups in Spain. They are not illegal under current law, but with a 3 strikes-style regime ruled out in the country, the entertainment industry feels it has no choice but to go after them. They are now placing their bets on thawing US relations and a subsequent change in the law.

TorrentFreak TV S02E02

Another brand new episode of TorrentFreak TV. This week’s episode covers BREIN's false evidence against The Pirate Bay, Kazaa's creators working on new project, MySpace not allowing a copyright owner upload his own song, VODO the new P2P distribution platform and we review a few VPN services.

Pirate Bay Appeal Postponed Till Summer 2010

This April, four people received harsh sentences for their involvement with The Pirate Bay. The four soon announced that they would appeal the verdict. Initially the appeal was scheduled to take place in November, but due to controversies surrounding some of the judges, the case has now been delayed till summer next year.

70% of British Public Oppose Disconnecting File-Sharers

The results of a new poll reveal the extent of opposition to Lord Mandelson's proposals for tough sanctions against alleged file-sharers. The survey, commissioned by the Open Rights Group, shows that not only is the public in favor of due process, but a third would be much less likely to vote for political parties supporting these proposals.

uTorrent Userbase Grows, Vuze takes a Dive

Fresh data on the market share of BitTorrent clients shows that uTorrent remains the client of choice for over 60% of all BitTorrent users. Vuze is in second place, but its market share has dropped to 14%. Transmission, on the other hand, continues to gain ground, with the client’s market share increasing by 23% in the last two months.

TV Boss Set To Drop A File-Sharing Bomb On Digital Britain

The Commissioning Editor for Education at the UK's Channel 4 will publish an essay tomorrow that is guaranteed to cause controversy. Noting that people will never go back to paying for music, Alice Taylor vehemently opposes plans to disconnect Internet users on a simple accusation, labeling the entities calling for it as "dying behemoths".

MPAA Fires Three Anti Piracy Bosses

The MPAA is currently involved in legal battles against several BitTorrent sites. Last year Hollywood's lobby organization booked a victory in court when they managed to shut TorrentSpy down, but despite these efforts the studio bosses are still not satisfied. Three of the MPAA's anti-piracy leaders have now been fired.