Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected
Now Pirate Bay Facebook is deleted, though file-sharing levels seemingly unaffected

18 December 2014

As the future of The Pirate Bay remains uncertain following the server raid in Sweden that took it offline last week, Torrentfreak has...

Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software
Apple defeats anti-trust case over iPod software

17 December 2014

It took the jury in the big Apple anti-trust case less than three hours yesterday to rule that the IT giant had not...

Beyonce sued by Hungarian folk singer
Beyonce sued by Hungarian folk singer

17 December 2014

A Hungarian Roma folk singer is suing Beyonce for allegedly sampling and "digitally manipulating" part of one of her songs as the intro...

Man arrested after Pirate Bay raid now out of custody
Man arrested after Pirate Bay raid now out of custody

17 December 2014

The man arrested when Swedish authorities seized servers used by The Pirate Bay has been released from custody, according to Torrentfreak. It was...

Man shot in 'disturbance' at The Garage, Wiley shows cancelled
Man shot in 'disturbance' at The Garage, Wiley shows cancelled

17 December 2014

North London venue The Garage was closed temporarily after a shooting took place outside it on Monday night. The victim, a 25 year...

Pirate Bay operators taking a break as copycat sites gain momentum
Pirate Bay operators taking a break as copycat sites gain momentum

16 December 2014

One of the current operators of The Pirate Bay has told Torrentfreak that the community of up to 50 people who have run...

Closing arguments given in Apple anti-trust case
Closing arguments given in Apple anti-trust case

16 December 2014

Lawyers presented their closing arguments yesterday in the legal battle over whether or not Apple behaved in an anti-competitive way in the earlier...

BPI unblocks FilesTube
BPI unblocks FilesTube

15 December 2014

So this is novel. A one-time piracy website has been officially un-web-blocked in the UK after relaunching itself as a licensed video aggregator. FilesTube...

Beach Boys 1964 rarities released to reboot copyright, what about The Beatles?
Beach Boys 1964 rarities released to reboot copyright, what about The Beatles?

15 December 2014

Universal Music is running out of time if it wants to reboot the copyright in any unreleased Beatles recordings from 1964. This time last...

US movie industry investigating if web-blocks can be secured under existing law
US movie industry investigating if web-blocks can be secured under existing law

12 December 2014

It's no secret that the Motion Picture Association Of America would like some web-blocking to occur on its patch. It's boss bigged up...

The Pirate Bay remains offline, despite previous claims of resilience against raids
The Pirate Bay remains offline, despite previous claims of resilience against raids

11 December 2014

The Pirate Bay remains unaccessible today, following the raid on a server hosting company in Stockholm earlier this week that took the site...

Ray Teret sentenced to 25 years
Ray Teret sentenced to 25 years

11 December 2014

Former radio presenter and Jimmy Savile associate Ray Teret has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, after being found guilty of seven...

One word sample lawsuit against Jay-Z thrown out of court
One word sample lawsuit against Jay-Z thrown out of court

11 December 2014

Jay-Z won a lawsuit earlier this week against New York-based TufAmerica, which sued the rapper just over a year ago alleging that he...

Aussie ISPs told to come up with anti-piracy plan by April
Aussie ISPs told to come up with anti-piracy plan by April

11 December 2014

Internet service providers in Australia have been given until next April to come up with a voluntary code for better combating online copyright...

The Pirate Bay down after Stockholm server raid
The Pirate Bay down after Stockholm server raid

10 December 2014

Swedish police yesterday seized servers, computers and other equipment used by the big bad Pirate Bay, knocking the always controversial file-sharing platform offline. The...

Kim Dotcom denies he's a fugitive
Kim Dotcom denies he's a fugitive

10 December 2014

More MegaUpload legal shenanigans, and lawyers working for the men who used to run the controversial file-transfer service - shut down by US...

Neil Fox arrested over new sexual assault claims
Neil Fox arrested over new sexual assault claims

9 December 2014

Radio presenter Neil 'Dr' Fox has been arrested over further allegations of sexual assault. As previously reported, in September police arrested Fox at...

British musician jailed over involvement in Anonymous DDoS attack
British musician jailed over involvement in Anonymous DDoS attack

9 December 2014

British producer and session guitarist Jake Commander has been sentenced to ten days in prison by a US court for his part in...

Dr Luke sues Kesha's lawyer for defamation over Lady Gaga rape claims
Dr Luke sues Kesha's lawyer for defamation over Lady Gaga rape claims

9 December 2014

Dr Luke has filed a defamation lawsuit against Mark Geragos, the lawyer representing Kesha in her lawsuit against him. As previously reported, Kesha has...

French court instigates Pirate Bay block, as Google removes Bay-apps from its Play store
French court instigates Pirate Bay block, as Google removes Bay-apps from its Play store

8 December 2014

Web-blocking is gaining momentum in France, and this time it's old favourite The Pirate Bay that is subject to some blocking. A court...

Former Savile associate and radio DJ found guilty of multiple sexual assaults
Former Savile associate and radio DJ found guilty of multiple sexual assaults

8 December 2014

Former radio DJ and Jimmy Savile associate Ray Teret, who worked for Radio Caroline back in the day as well as a number...

New Zealand prosecutor outlines case against Phil Rudd
New Zealand prosecutor outlines case against Phil Rudd

8 December 2014

The prosecutor in the case against Phil Rudd has outlined the charges levelled at the (possibly former) AC/DC drummer. Principally it's been revealed...

Monster loses attempt to overturn Beastie Boys copyright infringement ruling
Monster loses attempt to overturn Beastie Boys copyright infringement ruling

8 December 2014

Monster Energy Drink has failed to have the ruling that it infringed the Beastie Boys' intellectual property rights overturned. A judge last week...

Parklife Festival fined £70,000 over Mum text
Parklife Festival fined £70,000 over Mum text

5 December 2014

Organisers of Manchester's Parklife festival have been fined £70,000 after they sent out a promotional text message ahead of this year's event which...

iTunes chief blames labels for Apple removing download rivals from the iPod
iTunes chief blames labels for Apple removing download rivals from the iPod

5 December 2014

Apple's Eddy Cue yesterday basically blamed the record companies for the fact that in the first years of the iTunes Store competitors were...

Phil Rudd back in court over scrap with 'witness'
Phil Rudd back in court over scrap with 'witness'

5 December 2014

Former (it's increasingly looking like) AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd appeared in court again yesterday for breaching the terms of his bail, having had...

Kim Dotcom's lawyers get to negotiate with Hong Kong authorities over asset freeze
Kim Dotcom's lawyers get to negotiate with Hong Kong authorities over asset freeze

4 December 2014

After a run of bad luck, things are possibly starting to turn in Kim Dotcom's favour, though the latest development in Hong Kong...

The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in November 2014
The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in November 2014

2 December 2014

Blimey, we've made it through the penultimate month of the year. How did that happen? No, don't explain, it was meant rhetorically. I...

MegaUpload founder to remain on bail
MegaUpload founder to remain on bail

2 December 2014

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom will not have his bail revoked despite efforts by New Zealand prosecutors backed by the US authorities, which are...

AARC sues Chrysler over private copy levy dispute
AARC sues Chrysler over private copy levy dispute

2 December 2014

America's Alliance Of Artists And Recording Companies has added the US's other big car maker, FIAT-owned Chrysler, to its target list in the...

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