In-depth preview of the Jammie Thomas retrial
Ars Technica has a long article previewing the main arguments likely to feature in the upcoming retrial of alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas.
June 5, 2009
RIAA struggling to sign up US ISPs to graduated response
The UK government may be considering legislation to force ISPs to implement graduated response schemes to punish persistent illegal file-sharers, but it seems in the US, the RIAA is struggling to negotiate voluntary deals...
June 4, 2009
Jammie Thomas lawyers try to nix MediaSentry evidence
Attorneys for alleged file-sharer Jammie Thomas have filed a motion to suppress evidence from investigation firm MediaSentry in her upcoming retrial.
June 3, 2009
Spanish file-sharer downloads thousands of movies and songs… and gets off
There's been much discussion of Spain's curious position as a top-ten music market, but also a top-ten market for online piracy.
June 1, 2009
German culture minister slams own government for inaction over piracy
German minister for culture Bernd Neumann has criticised his own ministry of justice for not doing enough to combat illegal file-sharing.
June 1, 2009
Pirate Bay trial goes from farce to… even bigger farce
Okay, so there's concern about whether the judge in the recent Pirate Bay trial was biased due to his membership of two copyright protection industry bodies. So a new judge - Ulrika Ihrfelt - was appointed to investigate...
May 22, 2009
Labels seeking further fines for Pirate Bay founders
The four Pirate Bay defendants may have been declared guilty in their recent trial, but pending an appeal, the site itself remains in rude health.
May 20, 2009
Usenet site sues Dutch record label body BREIN
Usenet site FTD.nu has filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against Dutch music industry body BREIN in an effort to prove that providing links to internet users to download music is not illegal, even if it was uploaded without the...
May 19, 2009
Jammie Thomas lawyer withdraws from case
It seems there may be another delay in the file-sharing retrial of Jammie Thomas (now called Jammie Thomas-Rasset), after her lawyer filed a motion to withdraw from the case.
May 19, 2009
Mininova set to block copyrighted material
The tide continues to turn against BitTorrent sites as leading torrent tracker Mininova has started testing on software to filter out copyrighted material.
May 7, 2009
Pirate Bay verdict translated into English
We like nothing more than ploughing through a 77-page court judgement, especially when it's been translated from Swedish to English.
April 29, 2009