The BBC Rehashes MPAA Propaganda

As a government owned corporation the BBC has a duty to educate, and be evenhanded in its dealings with subjects. Yet in a recent segment on their long-running 'Film' program, currently hosted by Jonathon Ross, the BBC ran a biased segment straight from the MPAA. The BBC on the other hand, believes it was fair and balanced.

Danish Pirate Bay Block Sets Sail for Supreme Court

In 2008 a Danish court ruled in favor of the IFPI, and ordered the ISP Tele2/Telenor to block all access to The Pirate Bay. Now a petition from the ISP against the decision has been accepted, which will see the appeal go Supreme Court.

Snow Patrol: Pirate Bay Sentences “Way Over the Top”

Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol has criticized the sentences received by the crew of The Pirate Bay, branding them as “way over the top”. The band's frontman also says if you're a file-sharer and you know how to get music for free, "f**king go for it." Meet you at The Pirate Bay then?

Why Everybody Lost The Pirate Bay Trial


The victory for the entertainment business was Pyrrhic, although this initial success is dampened by a possible mistrial. Nevertheless, four Swedes have been martyred. Yet content creators and consumers are no closer to new business models that solve the problem.

Swedish Anti-Pirates Threaten BitTorrent Trackers

When the Pirate Bay verdict came in last Friday, many feared that the copyright holders would use it as ammunition against other sites. Indeed, Antipiratbyrån - the Swedish anti-piracy office - is now going after BitTorrent trackers with that verdict in hand. They demand that the trackers stop their activities, threatening them with legal action.

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 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.