UK Government Introduces Intellectual Property Crime Unit

Late last week, spokespersons the City of London police force announced the creation of a special crime unit, one that will focus on intellectual property abuse, otherwise known as illegal file sharing. The new branch, called the Intellectual Property Crime…

Google Drive Now Lets You Share Files More Quickly

Google quietly announced a new file-sharing feature for Google Drive. When you’re using Google Drive on a Mac or PC, you can now share with a right click from the Google Drive folder. Google said in a brief update on…

Google Drive May Soon Get Gmail Attachments

Google Drive could be on the road to becoming a major file sharing tool for people with Google accounts. It’s clear that Google is building toward consolidating its various products into a central Google experience. If nothing else, last year’s…

New Research Once Again Confirms That Pirates Are The Best Customers

The media industry really hates pirates. The companies that produce music, movies and everything else constantly berate pirates and tell the world that these people are destroying their business. These companies used to sue alleged file sharers, but now they’re…

Kim Dotcom Says Mega Is Pants For The Internet

The new Mega is almost upon us. The site is expected to go up on the one year anniversary of Megaupload being taken down. Dotcom has shared plenty of details on the site thus far, but now he’s advertising the…

Pirate Bay Proxy Taken Down By UK Pirate Party

If you recall, the BPI requested that the UK Pirate Party take down its Pirate Bay proxy late last month. At the time, the head of UK’s Pirate Party said that he received a notice, but had not made any…

UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy

ISPs in the UK are legally mandated to block access to The Pirate Bay thanks to a high court ruling in April. The ruling was welcomed by the British Phonographic Industry as a step towards curtailing piracy. As it turned…

Should Parents Be Held Responsible For Their Child’s Online Behavior?

The Internet is a big, dangerous place where kids can get in all kinds of trouble. That’s at least the line fed to us by various groups that advocate parents take a stricter approach in monitoring their children’s Internet usage.…

Me.ga Domain Suspended By Gabon’s Communication Minister

Megaupload is coming back soon, or at least, that’s the plan. The Megaupload founder revealed to Wired in October that the reboot of his popular file sharing site would be called Me.ga to avoid any interference from the US government.…

Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

There’s nothing worse than pirates who steal and share content freely without repercussion. That’s at least what the entertainment industry would have you believe. They want everybody to know just how despicable those who would share their content really are.…