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
Apple sued for stifling debate about iPhone software
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against Apple over the latter's attempt to stop members of a site called BluWiki from discussing how to put music apps Winamp and Songbird on an iPhone.
April 29, 2009
Pirate Bay trial judge slammed for pro-copyright affiliations
A new controversy has blown up in Sweden after reports that the judge in the recent Pirate Bay trial is a member of several pro-copyright groups, including one that also included lawyers who acted for the entertainment industry...
April 23, 2009
Pirate Bay files appeal following guilty verdict
The four defendants in the Pirate Bay trial have filed their official appeal against last week's guilty verdict, which slapped them with one-year jail terms and $3.6 million in fines.
April 21, 2009
Activision sued over DJ Hero
Activision is on the wrong end of a lawsuit from Genius Products and Numark Industries, over its upcoming DJ Hero game.
April 15, 2009