Anti-Piracy Outfit Forces Scene Group To Apologize

One of the oldest groups at the top of the so-called piracy pyramid has been taken down by the notorious Swedish Anti-Piracy Bureau. Unusually there have been no arrests and no legal action. Instead the group 'Svenne/Redcross' has been forced to apologize and spread FUD about the security of other groups.

Popularity of Pirated TV-Shows Still Rising

Instead of switching on the TV, several million people use BitTorrent clients to catch up with their favorite TV-shows. The leading TV-torrent distribution site EZTV has more than doubled its visitors in a year, and there is no sign that this growth will stop anytime soon.

EMI Tries To Hide Kids Education Anti-Piracy Objective

A music industry consultant has changed her Linkedin profile when it was revealed that the music lessons she's giving in schools aren't quite as they seem. Ruth Katz, who worked in anti-piracy enforcement for EMI and still works for the company as a consultant, is lecturing kids as young as five on anti-piracy issues.

Cinemas Must Warn Visitors Of ‘Anti-Pirate’ Goggles

Dozens of movie theaters worldwide have equipped their employees with night vision goggles to spy on customers, hoping to spot illegal recording devices. Following complaints alleging invasion of privacy, in Germany the local authorities ruled that theaters have to warn their customers if they use such equipment, rendering their piracy trap useless.

UK 3-Strikes MP Ignorant on File-Sharing

The UK has been consulting over proposals to deal with file-sharing, but it appears to have been an empty gesture. Speaking the day after the consultation closed, the MP in charge is already keen to move against P2P, noting the necessity of it during interview. If only his reasons for for doing so were based in truth.

Chased From Sweden, Pirate Bay Sails To Ukraine

In August the bandwidth supplier to The Pirate Bay was ordered by a court to disconnect the world's largest BitTorrent tracker from the Internet. Within hours the site had relocated to a new host which immediately received similar entertainment industry threats. Now it seems the Bay has left Sweden, setting sail for Ukraine.

Google Removes Pirate Bay Frontpage From Search Results

A few hours ago Internet search mogul Google removed the Pirate Bay frontpage from its search results. According to the company this action was taken after it received a DMCA takedown request, which is odd since there are no torrents to be found on the homepage of The Pirate Bay.

Supreme Court Opens Door For Pirate Bay Block

Following an order from a prosecutor, last year Italian ISPs started to block subscriber access to the Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay was not planning to go down without a fight though - the decision was appealed and TPB won. Now, several months later, this victory has been nullified by the Supreme Court.