Snarf-It introduces “Delete It Yourself” Service

Handling DMCA notices is probably one of the most effortful tasks of a BitTorrent site admin. In order to lighten this load, and to please copyright owners, snarf-it.org introduced a “delete it yourself” (DIY) service. On Snarf-it.org we read: A couple of days ago we received this email from Microsoft…

Isohunt Adopts Podtropolis

Podtropolis, the popular “Ipod” torrent site had to close its doors a couple of weeks ago. Podtropolis had financial problems and wasn’t able to pay the bills. But it looks like things changed for the better. Gary from Isohunt.com came to the rescue…. At Podtropolis we read: Well, I just…

BitTorrent Movie Download Chart (wk30)

A weekly returning chart listing the most popular BitTorrent movie downloads. Ranking Movie Seeds / Peers 1 (1) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 49,594 2 (2) Superman Returns 48,032 3 (3) Nacho Libre 47,431 4 (7) The Devil Wears Prada 45,267 5 (4) Click 43,289 6 (5) Cars…

Newspaper Attack on Bureau of Piracy Backfires

Evidently, very little is happening in Sweden right now. This is indicated by an attack against the Bureau of Piracy that turned out to be quite a funny story. Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet ran a story about Piratshoppen, the website that sells PiratbyrÃ¥n and the Pirate Bay related material such…

Azureus gets Commercial Funding

The popular BitTorrent client Azureus received funding by BV Capital, a company that previously supported del.icio.us and peerflix. Azureus is currently implementing a “content layer” where commercial downloads will start to appear. Users will be able to search for certain keywords, or browse through the available content by tags. Azureus…

The RIAA uses KAZAA to Promote Songs

In days of yore, when the corporate record labels wanted air-time for one of their tunes, they’d fire CDs at every DJ and his brother. But not any more. That’s because they’ve found a clever, new ‘high tech’ way of getting the music out. It’s called Kazaa, the self-same p2p…

Millionaire Willing to Fight the MPAA

Shawn Hogan, CEO of Digital Point Solutions is sued by the MPAA for downloading a movie over BitTorrent. The MPAA wants to settle the case for $2,500, but Hogan rather spends $100,000 on legal fees, than giving in to the MPAA’s scare tactics. Hogan says: “$100,000 in legal fees is…