P2P Site Coalition to Help Indie Filmmakers

Several of the largest BitTorrent sites including Mininova, The Pirate Bay and isoHunt have joined a coalition of file-sharing partners in an ambitious project to help filmmakers get their work out to the public. Founded by the director of Steal This Film, the VODO project debuts its first title today.

UseNeXT Threatens Litigation Against Blogger

Earlier this month an article appeared on a German site, purporting to detail the manner in which hugely popular Usenet company UseNeXT conducts its business. The article, titled "UseNeXT: Legitimate downloading of pirated movies" caught the eye of UseNeXT, which immediately sent threats of legal action to the author.

AFACT v iiNet: Day 6 – IP Address Alone Is Not Enough

Day six of the copyright infringement trial between anti-piracy group AFACT and Aussie ISP iiNet. In addition to ongoing cross-examination of a DtecNet anti-piracy boss, a forensic investigator and veteran of the KaZaA case took the stand, admitting that an IP address alone is insufficient to identify an exact individual.

Anti-Pirates Scare Kids with Propagandistic Comic Book


The Motion Picture Association has sent one of its big shot lobbyists to New Zealand to advocate tougher anti-piracy legislation, and to promote a propagandistic comic book set be handed out to thousands of local kids. Interestingly, the comic doesn't touch the subject of copyright. Instead it uses false threats to scare children and parents about the dangers of file-sharing.

IFPI: 2.8 Million File-Sharers Break Law Daily In Sweden

According to new research carried out by music group IFPI, around 40% of Swedes between 15 and 74 illegally share files every single day. The research, carried out through a web survey, reveals that there are 2.8 million sharers in the group, an increase compared to earlier surveys.

AFACT v iiNet: Day 5 – Anti-Piracy Tech is Secret

Day five of the copyright infringement trial between anti-piracy group AFACT and Aussie ISP iiNet was marked by the cross examination of anti-piracy tracking firm DtecNet, partly in private. The company also made some very unusual claims about the habits of "ordinary" BitTorrent users, who apparently regularly filter who they connect to.

Fabricated Anti Pirate Bay Evidence Leaks Onto….

This week three Pirate Bay crew members appealed the negative verdict in their controversial case against Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN. The defendants' lawyer claimed that the evidence presented by BREIN was faked in an attempt to mislead the court. Now these faked documents, including proof that they are, have now leaked onto The Pirate Bay.