CIAPC, the company that had The Pirate Bay blocked by ISPs in Finland, tracked an alleged file-sharer and demanded a cash settlement. However, the Internet account holder refused to pay which escalated things to an unprecedented level. In response, this week police raided the home of the 9-year-old suspect and confiscated her Winnie the Pooh laptop.Read more »
For Julia, or anyone else that understands the true and absolute joy that a beat can bring. Check out Pretty Lights and all the great artists available for download free, at prettylightsmusic.com. I think you might really enjoy the label and all the truly amazing artists that support file sharing. Listen while reading the Hungry Games novels and experience life 2 decades beyond 1984.Read more »
The Pirate Bay announced that in future parts of its site could be hosted on GPS controlled drones. This is an important step to freedom on the internet and should be announced.Read more »
Imagine surfing the internet without being able to watch videos on YouTube, share with your friends on FaceBook, look at pictures of your best friend's new baby on Flickr or read news headlines from reddit. Luckily this is not reality, though it could be if the Congress passes H.R. 3261 the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Essentially, SOPA would claim the federal government “owns” the internet and will have the ability shut-down any website that commits a copyright infringement, whether willfully or not.Read more »
Inspired by the history of Pirate radio and a desire for freedom of information, David Darts created the PirateBox. PirateBox is a self-contained file sharing device that blankets the area around it with an anonymous and secure file sharing network. Build one and set up a free and anonymous wireless network wherever you go.Read more »
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the controversial ‘Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act’ today, a bill that could be used to crack down on many BitTorrent sites and other file-sharing platforms. The bill would give the Department of Justice the unprecedented power to take over domain names of websites that are deemed to facilitate copyright infringement.Read more »
ammie Thomas-Rasset, the first file sharer to take a Recording Industry Association of America lawsuit to a jury trial, was dinged late Wednesday $62,500 for each of 24 songs she pilfered on Kazaa — $1.5 million in all.Read more »
The documents appeared online after users of the message-board 4chan attacked ACS:Law's site in retaliation for its anti-piracy efforts.Read more »
IT'S game over for an over-zealous Brisbane player who was fined $1.5m for illegally copying and uploading a pre-release version of a popular game.Read more »
Australia's Federal Court declares that Internet service providers cannot be expected by studios to act as content police.Read more »
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