While we, in general, live in an increasingly safer, richer world, it often feels like development in regards to civil rights and democracy is taking one step forward and two steps backward.
Well-known torrent site Kick Ass Torrents is temporarily offline after its domain was seized but the owners say they will be moving back to an old domain name shortly.
It’s not over yet. As the year wanes on, leaks from the Snowden camp continue to trickle out, and the latest seems to have the activities of users download habits square in its sights.
Yesterday we reported on a new law that came into effect in Canada where ISPs must log user data and send copyright infringement notices to people believed to be infringing on copyright. There has been some confusion over how this relates to VPN services with some providers feeling concerned over how it affects their no-logging Read More
The MPAA is attempting to apply a new tactic in tackling piracy, the International Trade Commission (ICT), which would allow data to be stopped ‘at the border’. According to a leaked document and two public filings (1)(2), the movie industry is trying to have digital transmissions regulated much like imported goods and apply this law Read More
According to a new law, Canadian ISPs are now required to send copyright infringement statements to their subscribers. The new law also creates troubles for VPN providers as they may now be required to log their customers’ data for a minimum of six months.
A week on from the police raid on Pirate Bay HQ in Sweden, one of the suspects has been released from police custody, according to a report from Torrent Freak.
Early on Tuesday morning, TorrentFreak claimed that the servers of The Pirate Bay had been raided and shutdown in their native home of Sweden.
The South African government respects digital media freedom. Political criticism is tolerated, and bloggers and journalists are not detained or prosecuted for expressing their opinion online. However, two piece of legislation proposed in 2011 threatened Internet freedom to a great extent. The General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill proposes to legalize the monitoring of online communications. Read More
Fresh off the heels of Gottfrid Svartholm’s sentencing in Copenhagen, his Pirate Bay co-founder Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij (aka TiAMO) was arrested by Interpol on the Laos/Thailand border. The arrest was made on Monday, according to The Guardian. Neij (36) had been on the run since 2009 after he and his cohorts were found guilty Read More