War: Hackers Strike Hard Against RIAA Ally

Copyright infringement monitors are the latest target of a well-organized, motivated hacking group. The group calling itself the MediaDefender-Defenders (MDD) has, as promised, struck again, this time leaking what appears to be the full, uncompiled source code to anti-piracy watchdog MediaDefender’s toolset. MediaDefender’s software is used internally on behalf of clients like the RIAA and…

tv-links.co.uk taken offline/down

Back in July this year we reported HERE that tv-links.co.uk was one of the fastest growing websites on the internet blasting it’s way into the Alexa top 500 in a matter of months. This week unfortunately has seen the site being forced offline by officers from Gloucestershire County Council trading standards in conjunction with investigators…

Spanish Judge Reaffirms P2P STILL Legal

Court system continues to defy copyright holders, ruling once again that noncommercial file-sharing in the country is legal, and also that links to infringing material is as well. For some time now Spanish judges have consistently ruled in favor of file-sharers, finding over and over that noncommercial P2P – file-sharing without motivation of profit – is legal in that country. As far back as 2006, Spanish judges have ruled that since the there is “no talk of money or any other compensation beyond the sharing of material available among various users” that “no offense meriting penal sanction has been committed.” Raul N.

How Torrents Penalize Leechers

While Seeders are opening up their torrents across the web, there are plenty of Leechers slowing down speeds for many peer-2-peer (P2P) networks and communities. Knowing the differences between and seed and a leech, and how clients penalize a leech, might dissuade you from becoming one. What’s a Seed / Seeder and what is a…