Researchers Expose Locations of Pirate Bay Uploaders

Academic researchers have published information on the individuals and groups who upload torrent files to The Pirate Bay. The data reveals that most torrent files are first seeded from U.S. connections, with Comcast and Road Runner being the top Internet providers. The researchers also reveal the top 100 uploaders to…

Major Cyberlocker Filesonic Goes Offline After Traffic Plummets

A major cyberlocker described by the MPAA / RIAA-affiliated International Intellectual Property Alliance as an “infringing distribution hub” appears to be in serious trouble. Filesonic, previously listed among the top 10 largest file-sharing sites in the world, was badly affected by the Megaupload shutdown and lost huge amounts of traffic…

Streaming Site Admin Detained 7 Months Without Bail, Faces Deportation

Following the news that the seized domains of streaming sports site Rojadirecta will be returned after the U.S. government backed away from a court battle, the fortunes of another streaming site admin could hardly be more different. Since his arrest in February and the seizure of nine of his domains,…

U.S. Returns Seized Domains to Streaming Links Site (After 18 Months)

The hugely popular sports streaming and download site Rojadirecta has won its battle with the U.S. More than one and a half years after the feds took the domain names of the Spanish company the authorities have now dropped their lawsuit, meaning that the domains will soon be returned. Later…

The Pirate Bay Suffers DDoS Downtime

Yes, The Pirate Bay is down at the moment for many people. The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak that they were dealing with a DDoS attack earlier today and had to upgrade the “pipes”. As a result of the changes many people are still unable to access the site. In…

Anti-Pirates Caught Spying on Thousands of Torrents

Two prominent anti-piracy companies that are expected to participate in the U.S. six-strikes anti-piracy scheme are already monitoring thousands of torrent files. Statistics obtained by TorrentFreak show that BayTSP and Peer Media have been increasing their activities in recent months. The BitTorrent activity of these two companies is three times…

Kim Dotcom Wins Release of $4.83m, Some Lawyers Set To Get Paid

Kim Dotcom has yet another reason to celebrate this morning. The High Court in New Zealand has freed up $4.83 million from a government bond seized from the Internet entrepreneur when he was arrested back in January. The cash will go towards Dotcom's New Zealand legal expenses to date and…

Is ABC Starting to Understand BitTorrent Demand?

Interesting news coming out of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) shows that maybe BitTorrent pirates have a point when it comes to not waiting for TV shows. In an attempt to dissuade Aussie punters from torrenting the show, ABC has announced it will offer this weekend's new Doctor Who episode…