Pirate Bay ordered to block access in the Netherlands
An Amsterdam court has ruled that The Pirate Bay must cease all operations in the Netherlands within 10 days, or start paying whacking fines.
July 31, 2009
Tenenbaum P2P trial: all over bar the damages?
Here's a phrase you probably don't want to hear coming out of your lawyer's mouth when in the dock for a high-profile file-sharing trial: "We're admitting liability, your honour".
July 30, 2009
Fair use defence slapped down as Tenenbaum P2P trial kicks off
The latest high-profile file-sharing trial in the US is underway, with defendant Joel Tenenbaum receiving an early setback when the judge in the case ruled that his proposed ''fair use'' defence would not be allowed.
July 28, 2009
Forget three strikes: UK ISP goes for one strike. Then repents.
There was a bit of a hoo-ha at the end of last week around UK ISP Karoo, which is based in Hull. It emerged that it was suspending the broadband connections of users following a single notification from a copyright owner,...
July 27, 2009
Pirate Bay founders sue BREIN for defamation
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has been trying to sue The Pirate Bay, but now finds itself slapped with a defamation lawsuit in Sweden by the founders of the notorious torrent site.
July 24, 2009
French three-strikes vote postponed till September
More bad news for the French government's plans to introduce a graduated response scheme to fight illegal file-sharing.
July 24, 2009
Revealed: Apple’s mafia-bugged iPod shame
A Californian man is suing Apple - amongst other targets - for aiding and abetting a Mafia plot to kill him for refusing to work for them as a model.
July 20, 2009
IFPI may try to seize Pirate Bay sale money
The IFPI says that if the mooted sale of The Pirate Bay goes through, it will try to seize the damages awarded in the recent trial of the site’s co-founders. However, this could be even trickier than expected, because...
July 17, 2009
GnR leak blogger sentenced to a year’s probation
Remember that US blogger Kevin Cogill who leaked Guns''n''Roses' Chinese Democracy album before its release, and got busted by the feds for his actions?
July 15, 2009
New Zealand government has second go at three strikes
Having junked its proposed graduated response approach to tackling illegal file-sharing earlier this year, the New Zealand government is having another stab at it.
July 15, 2009
EU commissioner Reding calls for digital content agreement
EU Commissioner for Information Society and Media Viviane Reding regrets the current polarised debate over online piracy, and has urged creative industries to ramp up their efforts with legal alternatives.
July 13, 2009