File-Sharing Heroine Lilly Allen is a Copyright Hypocrite

The war against file-sharing has found a new figure-head. After she wrote an interesting post on MySpace, singer Lilly Allen's words have been relayed around the world - she has even started a new blog where many artists are supporting her. But what if the new face of anti-piracy was just as bad as those she criticizes?

Pirate Bay Appeal Judge Faces Ban, Works For Spotify

After The Pirate Bay Four were found guilty earlier this year they appealed, and the date for the new trial was set for November. Now it seems that one of the planned lay judges could be disqualified from participation, since he is an employee of Swedish music outfit Spotify - a company partly owned by the plaintiffs.

James Blunt: Disconnecting Music Pirates is “Critical”

An increasing number of British musicians are making their opinions known on the issue of illicit file-sharing. Despite Peter Mandelson's proposals which ostensibly support the music industry, musicians are divided. Today it's the turn of James Blunt, who feels the proposed "disconnection" legislation is critical to the industry's survival.

German Youth Would Vote Pirate Party Into Parliament

Next week the German Pirate Party will compete in the elections for the German Parliament, but this week the country's youth already cast their votes. In the youth polls nearly 9% of all votes went to the Pirate Party, a result that the party hopes to match in the upcoming election.

Updated: Anti-Piracy Outfit and Lawyers May Operate Illegally

Last month TorrentFreak reported on DigiProtect, the anti-piracy company with the tagline "Turn Piracy Into Profit". A manager from DigiProtect revealed some of the inner workings on how the company operates but according to a lawyer who defends alleged file-sharers, he may have revealed just a little too much.

Arrr, Talk Like A Pirate Day 2009 is Here

Every single day millions of 'pirates' all around the world gather on BitTorrent, but one day in September is extra special. Avast mateys, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day so wear your eye patches and Arrr like you've never Arrred before.

Brazilian Court Bans P2P Software

After an earlier decision failed to reach its objective, this week a Brazilian court made an unprecedented ruling against file-sharing clients. Following legal action by anti-piracy groups against a website offering a file-sharing client for download, the court decided that software which allows users to share music via P2P is illegal.

Pirate Bay Buyer Faces Bankruptcy

Just as the payment deadline for the Pirate Bay deal is set to expire, its intended buyer Global Gaming Factory (GGF) faces yet another setback. Former director and board member Johan Sellstrom is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by the company and has now requested bankruptcy for his former employer.