Research Exposes Risks for BitTorrent Seeders

A recently published paper found that it is relatively easy to expose BitTorrent's biggest content providers. The researchers were able to identify 70% of the initial seeds of publicly available torrent files that were uploaded to The Pirate Bay, something that might peek the interest of the entertainment industry.

Major Bulgarian BitTorrent Sites Targeted By Police

Following the joint signing of an IFPI / Bulgarian Interior Ministry memorandum declaring a crackdown on piracy, the head of the Computer Crimes Department appeared on TV and said that the country's two largest BitTorrent sites will be closed down. Both Zamunda.net and Arena.bg are currently in the spotlight but…

BREIN Wants Dutch ISP To Block The Pirate Bay

Last year The Pirate Bay lost its case in The Netherlands with a court ruling that the site must cease its activities in the country. Despite this decision the site is still accessible in The Netherlands, but anti-piracy group BREIN isn't sitting still. According to information received by TorrentFreak, they…

”Child Pornography Is Great,” Anti-Pirates Say

It is no secret that pro-copyright lobbyists are exploiting child pornography to get file-sharing sites pulled offline. They have done so for years. Their ultimate goal is to use child porn as an excuse to impose a global Internet filter, and with a new directive being presented in the EU…

Demonoid Faces Major Downtime Once Again

Demonoid is without doubt one of the most famous BitTorrent trackers on the Internet. Unfortunately, it is also the tracker with the worst record when it comes to uptime as every so often the site disappears for months. With the current downtime of more than a day, users are already…

Pirate Bay Rallies Against UK Anti-Piracy Act

The Pirate Bay is encouraging its users to oppose the Digital Economy Act that was recently forced through by the UK Government. The legislation "threatens the privacy and human rights of all web users," they argue, but it's not too late to turn things around for the better.

TorrentFreak To Buy Pirate Bay For $11 Million

Following the announcement that Hans Pandeya is having a second shot at buying The Pirate Bay after last year's failed attempt, it appears he has a rival bid. Media reports state that the GGF boss will now buy the site for $10 million, but TorrentFreak has managed to get $11…

Avatar Most Pirated Blu-ray Film Ever

With hundreds of thousands of downloads on BitTorrent just four days after its official release, Avatar is on its way to adding another title to its already impressive track record. With a download rate that surpasses all previous Blu-ray titles, the film is on its way to becoming the most…