The Pirate Bay team were ordered to pay the entertainment industries $6 million in fines,Due to several verdicts against them. As predicted, actually getting hold of the money is not going to be an easy job for them. Thus far, the debt collecting agency has only seized $30,000 of the total sum. —————————————————————————————— The Pirate […]

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As the Newzbin resurrection sage continues, the boss of Team R Dogs has been answering a whole range of questions about the site’s return. More than $40,000 has been invested in the project so far, a coder hired and they aren’t scared of the MPA either. “We’ll just do a Pirate Bay on them,” they […]

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Few weeks ago, the makers of the Oscar-winning movie Hurt Locker indicated that they would sue tens of thousands of U.S. BitTorrent users. In a classic ‘pay up or else’ scheme, the first 5,000 victims have now been officially reported to court. If ISPs cooperate these can expect a settlement request in their mailboxes soon. […]

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The KDE BitTorrent client KTorrent has become the first to adopt the ‘improved’ BitTorrent protocol that was open sourced by BitTorrent Inc. a few days ago. With uTP, KTorrent users should cause less network congestion and interference with other applications. They are also the first to benefit from faster connections to uTorrent users. ————————————————————————————————- In […]

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Last week confirming with partner Eircom to start disconnecting alleged file-sharers from the Internet, music industry group IRMA has begun to spread its net even wider. It is now in advanced negotiations with two mobile ISPs to implement the same scheme and and will take legal action against two more. —————————————————————————————————- Following its 2009 out-of-court […]

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Warner Bros. has been sued for stealing an antipiracy technology patent.The claim comes from a German company called Medien Patent Verwaltung. ——————————————————————————————————– Warner Bros. has been sued for stealing an antipiracy technology patent. The claim comes from a German company called Medien Patent Verwaltung. According to new infringement lawsuits filed against Warners, Technicolor and Deluxe in New […]

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About 2 years ago the IFPI and other copyright groups brought action against Danish ISP Telenor demanding that it should block its subscribers from accessing The Pirate Bay. Following a hearing which began a week ago, the Supreme Court in Denmark has just ruled that The Pirate Bay must continue to be blocked, upholding previous […]

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Late last week, ex-members of the now defunct Newzbin indexing site started receiving emails from a group claiming to have obtained the site’s source code and databases. Now it’s being claimed by an ex-director that the Newzbin domain name was sold to a Seychelles-based company to help clear company debts. —————————————————————————————————– At the beginning of […]

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