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"Back in January when The Pirate Bay announced they wanted to buy the micronation of Sealand, they caused quite a stir. Sealand and its native hosting company HavenCo have no copyright regulations making it an attractive target location for the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker.

A site set up to take donations for the cause (, currently moving servers) announced: “With the help of all the kopimists on Internets, we want to buy Sealand. Donate money and you will become a citizen and nobleman. It should be a great place for everybody, with high-speed Internets access, no copyright laws and vip accounts to The Pirate Bay”

Peer to peer related lawsuits are continuing to be filed by RIAA against pretty much anyone it stumbles upon. A defendant in such a lawsuit usually receives an offer to settle as RIAA counts on defendant's fear of paying even more pushing them to choose settlement as the lesser of two financial troubles. Many have already fallen to this fear being afraid to challenge RIAA, but as it turns out, RIAA can easily be challenged because there is a good deal of evidence that goes in favor the defendant and contrary to RIAA's interests.

As quoted by p2pnet, Anders Bylund said in a recent Motley Fool article:

"Internet service providers (ISPs) are not obliged to hand over information on people suspected of illegally sharing music and other copyright material online, an advisor to the EU's highest court has said.

The advisor to the European Court of Justice (EJC), advocate general Juliane Kokott, said on Wednesday (18 July) that according to EU law, member states are allowed to 'exclude' revealing personal data on internet traffic in civil

cases -- unlike criminal cases where such compliance would be required." -- Read more


We might be a little late with this, but it is still a story quite worth featuring. P2PNet has done an interview with focusing mostly on issues surrounding US centered copyright industry attacks on the company.

"An incredible, and inordinate, amount of mainstream media time is devoted to spreading the wild fiction that copyright infringement of corporate movies and music is threatening world economies. is a small Russian company which has become the international poster child for attacks on independent music download sites."

"Odds are that Patti Santangelo, the New York mother who was the first RIAA victim to make a determined stand against the Big 4, helped to no small extent by p2pnet readers who put their money where their mouths were, contributing thousands of dollars towards her legal costs, has won her battle to clear her name and show up the Big 4 for the bullies they are.

She and her lawyer, Jordan Glass, have signed and submitted a stipulation to dismiss with prejudice the case lodged against her by the RIAA, clearly taking their cue from the language of US federal district court judge Colleen McMahon's response to Glass's letter of March 31. In it, he wrote Patti would stipulate to a dismissal of any sort only if she retained the right to move for legal fees." -- Read more