Google has filed a third-party brief in the case that’s seeing Canadian torrent site IsoHunt appeal against a 2009 ruling that it is liable for copyright infringement.
SXSW 792 track torrent up for grabs
In keeping with the SXSW yearly cycle – SXSWtorrent.com has grabbed all 792 tracks from the official Shoutcast stream of bands playing SXSW showcases and made them available in a single torrent file.
BREIN shuts down 29 more torrent sites
Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN is ending the year with a bang, succeeding in getting 29 torrent and torrent-link sites shut down on the grounds that they facilitate copyright infringement. BREIN […]
US government seizing domain names for piracy websites
More than 70 torrent search engines and pirate download sites have had their domain names seized by the US government, according to multiple reports. One of the biggest is Torrent-finder.com, […]
The Pirate Bay is offline following Hollywood injunction
Torrent site The Pirate Bay is currently offline, after its web hosting provider CB3ROB complied with an injunction ordered by a German court prohibiting it from connecting the site or its servers to the internet.
Hollywood firm set to sue individual movie file-sharers
Film producer Voltage Pictures is planning to sue thousands of people who downloaded its Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker from BitTorrent. The company has teamed with legal firm U.S. Copyright Group to file what The Hollywood Reporter describes as a “multi million dollar” lawsuit later this week.
IsoHunt growing fast despite legal headaches
Torrent search engine IsoHunt has tripled the number of torrents it indexes in the last year to nearly five million, according to founder Gary Fung…
Twitter cracking down on torrent site accounts
Here’s more evidence that Twitter is acting to deal with claims that its service is becoming one of the key sources of torrent links. The company has suspended the accounts of two torrent sites, YourBitTorrent and TorrentSurf.
IsoHunt told to remove all infringing torrent links
BitTorrent site IsoHunt looks set to be shut down, after being ordered to remove all torrent files for infringing content. The order from US District Judge Stephen Wilson follows a summary judgement against IsoHunt founder Gary Fung last December in a lawsuit brought against him by film industry body the MPAA.
Italian police shut down Pirate Bay proxy site
Italy is one of the few countries where ISPs have been successfully ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, but as soon as the order was made, a proxy site called Labaia (‘the bay’) sprang up, allowing Italian users to get around the blockage
Pirate Bay founder gives advice to the music industry
With the debate around new digital music business models in full swing, what does The Pirate Bay have to contribute? Co-founder Peter Sunde took part (via video-conference) in a panel at the SXSW Festival this weekend, and gave his views. “What should actually happen is people should come up with smaller companies and go more directly towards the customers, and do crowd-funding or try alternative methods instead of the old ideas of how to fund things.”
US ISPs funding BitTorrent tracking technology
An eagle-eyed reader of tech site Slashdot has spotted a research paper from the University of Colorado, focusing on a technology to track BitTorrent users with “low-cost cloud computing services” for as little as $13 a month.