Burger King Says Cheeseburgers Better Than Music Piracy

This week motor manufacturer Mitsubishi used the mainstream nature of file-sharing and P2P in order to promote its new Colt model. Now, in what appears to be an upcoming marketing campaign by fast food giant Burger King, the famous beef grillers say that cheeseburgers are just like downloading free music from the Internet - but legal.

Vuze Goes Portable, With a Price Tag

Vuze, the BitTorrent client formerly known as Azureus, has just been released in a portable version. Unlike the regular Vuze client, Vuze to Go is closed source and costs $9.99. No doubt a pirated version will end up on torrent sites sooner or later.

‘New’ Anti-Piracy Lawyers Chase UK File-Sharers

Over the last couple of years everyone has got used to hearing about UK lawyers Davenport Lyons and their campaigns against those it accuses of illicit file-sharing. Now everyone will have to get used to a new player - they're called ACS Law and the similarities to Davenport are raising more than a few eyebrows.

TV Exec Fired for Opposing Anti-Piracy law

Even before it's officially adopted, France's controversial anti-piracy law has already claimed its first victim. Jérôme Bourreau-Guggenheim, head of web innovation at one of the largest TV-networks in France was fired recently because he criticized the law in a letter to his MP.

Obama Wants Spain to Ban BitTorrent Sites

Every year the United States releases the Special 301 Report, which examines the intellectual property laws of important trading partners. One of the countries heavily criticized in the 2009 edition is Spain - largely because it views file-sharing for personal use and non-commercial BitTorrent and file-sharing sites as legal. Obama wants to change all that.

EU Rejects Three-Strikes Legislation, For Good

The European Parliament has cast its final vote in favor of an amendment that will prevent member states from implementing three-strikes laws. Disconnecting alleged file-sharers based on evidence from anti-piracy lobby groups restricts the rights and freedoms of Internet users, according to the amendment.

Pirate Party 3rd Largest Political Party in Sweden

Support for the Swedish Pirate Party surged following the Pirate Bay verdict and today it became the third largest political party in the country. When they are elected for the European Parliament next month, the party hopes to end the abuse of copyright by multi-billion dollar corporations.

Mininova Filters Copyright Infringing Torrents

Just a few days before their court appearance, Mininova, the largest BitTorrent site on the Internet, has started to filter content. The site is using a third party content recognition system that will detect and remove torrent files that link to copyright infringing files.