TorrentFreak’s Top File-Sharing News Articles of 2012

The year is almost over so we're going to spend its final few hours looking back at the biggest news events in the file-sharing world during 2012. Which TorrentFreak articles were read the most, which received the most comments, and what were the biggest file-sharing news stories of the year?

Pirates? Hollywood Sets $10+ Billion Box Office Record

The MPAA tends to leave no opportunity unused in its quest to show that online piracy is devastating the movie industry. However, this supposed devastation is not visible at the box office this year. In 2012 North American movie theaters showed more movies than ever before, and for the first…

SearchFreak’s Top 12 File-Sharing & Copyright Events of 2012

This is a guest article from SearchFreak, an Internet engineer and chief executive of an Internet business that provides services to millions of users. This past year has been most eventful. You can say many things about the sharing world, but you can’t say life is boring here. And, as…

Apple Sighs in Relief – Pirate App Store Shuts Down For Good

Hackulous, perhaps the Internet's most famous cracked app community, has dramatically closed its doors. The community shut down yesterday but that isn't the only damage. Apptrackr, the web-based partner index for cracked apps and Installous, the app used by millions to transfer cracked apps to their iDevices, have also been…

BitTorrent Zeitgeist: What People Searched for in 2012

Each and every day hundreds of millions of people scour their favorite BitTorrent search engines for content to download. But what are all these people looking for? Today we present the BitTorrent Zeitgeist 2012, a list of the 50 most searched for phrases and keywords on one of the most-used…