Irony of the Century: Anti-Pirates pirate from TorrentFreak (and more)


“True” pirates may have disappeared since the time of colonial adventures and salty sea adventures, but as far as the entertainment goes, today’s pirates are no less. TorrentFreak, firm upholders of the Pirate code (alongside The Pirate Bay and related websites), are facing what can be described in clichéed terms as a taste of their own taste.

BREIN, a famous Dutch anti-piracy organization seemingly stole a quote from TorrentFreak. The context was an article on SumoTorrent, another torrent site, moving to Canada (TorrentFreak’s equally propagandic writers declare this to be a celebration on their part, but we’ll leave that to you). BREIN copied a quote from TorrentFreak, who had conducted an interview with SumoTorrent earlier, without linking back to them or acknowledging them. Plagiarism? I say piracy!

Legally, TorrentFreak has a point – BREIN has infringed their copyright. TorrentFreak is actually considering a lawsuit here, for a good $975,000 and prison time. Harsh? I have a feeling. Then again, I also have a feeling that the lawsuit won’t go anywhere for quite some time. If you head to TorrentFreak here, you’ll find out how they are freaking out over the issue in a rather biased manner.

What is hilarious here (apart from TorrentFreak’s bias) is the irony of the situation. BREIN is anti-piracy, but has plagiarized a quote from a pro-pirates site. TorrentFreak, who would generally be sympathetic to anti-piracy lawsuits, are considering an insane lawsuit themselves against BREIN. Oh god, this is making my head spin.

Blog Modifications

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You know if anyone told me that blogs were fun, I’d have to punch them in the nose. They’re tourchorous because you can do slight modifications so easily! That’s what I’ve been doing ever since we launched the blog in February!!! Every time I think there I’m done, it looks great, yeah right! It’s never done. It’s constantly evolving (hopefully for the better) and yet I receive few comments on them. So this time I beg you to save my insanity and write 1 comment saying yes David, now you can go die peacefully.

As I wait for the next earthquake

We just had a magnitude 4.5 earthquake, thankfully it came in 2 waves totaling less than 2-5 second. The epicenter was Chatsworth and I’m in Los Angeles. That’s a pretty great distance! I’d doubt it this was related to the 7.5 Indonesian quake earlier today, but still good times. Now I’ll be awake for a few more minutes before I head off to bed again.Here’s the map.

DL.TV Has Lost Patrick

Patrick Norton

Co-host Patrick Norton has decided that episode #188 of DL TV will be his last (excluding future guest starring)! He’s left the popular video podcast as he has a daughter on the way, due in October, and he’s going to another gig. What that gig is, no one knows! It appears as though he’ll be taking some time off so we’ll report when he comes back to the net at a much later date.

It has been an exciting day in the podcast world where earlier today Morgan Webb started her own video podcast series and now Patrick is moving on with his life.

Currently this episode is not in The Pipeline so if you’d like to watch it head on over to their site at


Rumors are circulating that Patrick is heading over to Revision3.