Pirate Bay Judge Accused of Bias, Calls for a Retrial

One of the biggest cases in file-sharing history ended last week with The Pirate Bay Four sentenced to huge fines and jail time. Today it is revealed that far from being impartial, the judge in the case is a member of pro-copyright groups - along with Henrik Pontén, Monique Wadsted and Peter Danowsky. There are loud calls for a retrial.

uTorrent Is Going to Make Money With a Toolbar

New users of uTorrent may shortly have the option of something extra with their BitTorrent client. In a move to try and generate extra revenue, some of the of new installs will have the option to include the Ask.com browser toolbar in addition to the most popular torrent client in use today.

Electronics Retailer Pirates Movies to Sell Macbooks

Media Markt/Saturn is Europe's largest retailer of consumer electronics. The outlet is known for its funny, but crude advertising campaigns - its main slogan is "I am not stupid!" In the Saturn store in the Rivas H2Ocio shopping mall, Madrid, they use pirate Blu-ray rips to sell Apple hardware. Stupid - or not? You decide.

Government Shuts Down BitTorrent Tracker

Today the Malaysian government ordered prominent webhosting provider Shinjiru to close down BitTorrent site LeechersLair.com. The order came from the Content, Consumer and Network Security Division of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission.

Mobile Broadband Providers Block The Pirate Bay

Several UK mobile broadband providers have started to block access to The Pirate Bay as part of a new voluntary code of practice. The reason for the block is not related to copyright infringement, but most likely due to the fact that there are 'adult' torrents hosted on the site.

BitTorrent Trackers Close En Masse After Pirate Bay Verdict

Several private BitTorrent trackers including Nordicbits, Powerbits, Piratebits, MP3nerds and Wolfbits, have closed down after the Pirate Bay verdict came in last Friday. Other trackers are set to follow this example in what could be the greatest voluntary tracker collapse ever.