Giganews Wins Again in Perfect 10 Copyright Battle

Giganews has booked another significant victory in its ongoing copyright battle with adult publisher Perfect 10. Detailing “pervasive failures” by the publisher, its attorneys and its witnesses, a court in California says that Perfect 10 violated numerous court orders and failed to comply with discovery. Adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 is one of the most […]

The Pirate Bay has risen from its digital ashes

This is not usenet news but we thought we would blog it due to similarity with torrents and usenet The Pirate Bay has risen from its digital ashes once again. TPB is back online today, more than seven weeks after its servers were raided . The notorious torrent site is operating from the familiar .se […]

Will Netflix Crackdown Bring More Users to USENET?

Netflix may be one of the most popular services for streaming movies on the planet, but that doesn’t mean everyone on the planet gets the same service. Depending on which country you live in, Netflix provides you with various movies and TV shows. This differs from one country to the next, though, due in large […]

Giganews Not Liable for Pirating Usenet Customers, Court Rules

A federal court in California has ruled that Usenet service provider Giganews is not guilty of copyright infringement, nor can it be held responsible for customers who do pirate content. The case in question was brought by adult magazine publisher Perfect 10 which previously lodged similar complaints against Amazon, Google and RapidShare. Adult magazine publisher […]

Giganews Resorts to DMCA to Quieten FBI Allegations

From tiny seeds, allegations that Usenet provider Giganews is actually an FBI-run operation spread far and wide last week. Now, in an attempt to quieten the wild claims and maintain privacy, Giganews sister company Data Foundry has sent a DMCA notice to the Internet Archive to have a several stored files removed. On the morning […]

New NZBVortex Released With P2P Features

Who, or what, is NZBVortex you ask? Why should I care, you say? There are a few reasons of course. You might be interested in Usenet. You might also have an NZB file fetish. But more importantly, you might be interested in Usenet and have an NZB fetish along with a Mac. So now what? […]

This Is How The UK Piracy Warnings Will Work

Last week news broke that UK ISPs are teaming up with copyright holders to notify Internet subscribers caught sharing pirated material. The plan has been widely covered in the media, but unfortunately fact and fiction are often intertwined. So how scary are these piracy warnings really? Let’s find out. In an effort to curb online […]