One of the Pirate Bay founders may actually serve jail time after being arrested in Cambodia. Officials there say they are prepared to deport him, though they can’t confirm if and how he will wind up in his native Sweden.
Joel Tenenbaum, one of the few people caught sharing copyrighted content online who decided not to pay up to make it all go away, has been told to, well, pay up.
A law firm in Germany is to begin publicly naming Internet users it believes have infringed copyright by sharing hardcore pornography without permission. A company insider says Urmann will start by targeting those users most likely to be embarrassed by such publicity, though officially its denying that claim.
For many years operators of questionable video content sites assumed they are untouchable if they don’t actually host any copyright-infringing material. That assumption has proved incorrect in several countries, with theUnited Kingdomthe latest example.
Warner Music Group recently revealed its financial figures for the last quarter, and surprise, surprise, streaming music services are a growing source of income. And they’re only going to become a bigger piece of the pie from here on in.
As with Pirate Bay, it may always be too early to declare filesharing site Demonoid completely deal. But the site is currently unavailable and its operators have suffered three significant blows.
The New Zealand judge who was to decide if Megaupload’s founder should be extradited to the United States has quit the case. Judge David Harvey was forced to step down after describing the US as “the enemy”.
The music industry is dead, right? Killed by piracy and all those nasty people sharing files with each other on the InterWebs, right? Wrong.
That Sean Parker fella sure knows how to grab a few headlines…
Courtroom verdicts and government crackdowns have so far done little to stop users with even a sliver of determination from using the Pirate Bay site. But now a mystery denial of service attack has knocked down the site for around a day.
The question of what to do with 25 petabytes of data uploaded to Megaupload may be settled this week. But there are legal questions about whether the site’s owner could stand trial.
As the legal dispute over direct download or “cyberlocker” sites rolls on, Google has lent support to one high-profile defendant. It appears the intervention may be an attempt to stave off legal problems for Google’s own planned services.
Yes, Napster was awesome. But it was also completely illegal and so cannot be compared to modern legal alternatives such as Spotify.
Classy move Sony. Or Apple. Or both of you. Cashing in on the death of someone, and certainly within hours of them dying, is not a good move.