Where Torrents Infringe

There’s been a lot of action targeting torrent websites, especially in recent months. It seems that part of the problem is that people don’t understand, a lot of the time, what’s going on with sites. It’s also clear from some filings, that the agents and courts don’t either. In the spirit of educating, I’ve decided […]
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US Senators in Big Copyright’s Pocket to Ban WikiLeaks

A new bill was introduced into the Senate today. Called the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, it’s nothing of the sort. In reality, it’s a nice, easy way to censor things from the internet if it is troubling for the government, and who does that sound like? yes, Wikileaks – although no doubt they’re […]
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REVIEW: Innovation For the 21st Century

This review was originally scheduled for publication in May 2009 on TorrentFreak.com As we decided to move away from reviews for the time being, it’s being published here. In a new feature to TorrentFreak, we’re going to look at a new book, recently published by Oxford University Press. Innovation for the 21st Century, written by […]
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A Brief History of the Oink Trial Pt1

So the oink trial is over, and Alan won. In a larger sense, many of us won. The Oink raid and trial was, at it’s essence, a show-trial, every bit a spectacle trial (or ‘spectrial’) as last years Pirate Bay one – if not moreso. After all, the Swedish Police didn’t do the raid accompanied […]
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Oink and the Technicolour Lie-coat

One of the core philosophies of reporting is that you only print what you’re sure of. If you don’t know, don’t say. That way Libel lies. Someone really should tell the Northern Echo (Update; see comments, it’s written by the Press Association) that. Today, they ran a piece about the restarting of Alan Ellis’ trial. […]
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