Demonoid Frustrates Censors With Domain Name Switch

The semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has traded its demonoid.ph domain name for the Palau-based demonoid.pw. The site's operators have yet to officially announce the change, which helps to improve the site's availability online.

Kim Dotcom Announces United States Political Party

Kim Dotcom will launch a political party in the United States next year. Run by American citizens, Internet Party US will feature "celebrity founders" from the music, movie and Internet sectors. Dotcom will be its PR man and is already warning that "Hillary" faces her "worst nightmare" in 2016.

US Efforts to Jail Dotcom Fail as Kim Walks Free

Efforts by the United States government to have Kim Dotcom put back behind bars have failed. Arguments that the Megaupload founder poses a flight risk ahead of his extradition battle next summer were rejected by the Auckland District Court and the entrepreneur walked away a free man.

Pirates Expose Their Download Habits Through Trakt

Trakt is a great service that allows people to track their TV-show and movie viewing habits through Popcorn Time, XBMC and other popular platforms. There's one problem though. Trakt is heavily used by pirates who may not realize that they're broadcasting their downloading habits to the rest of the world,…

Torrent Site Admin Sentenced to Five Months Prison

Following an initial investigation and complaint filed by Rights Alliance in 2012, this week the admin of a Sweden-based torrent site learned of his fate. Dismissing claims that the site had been sold four years earlier, a court sentenced the 40-year-old to a five month jail sentence.

Sony Movies Leak Online After Hack Attack

On Monday the computer systems of Sony Pictures were hijacked by a group calling themselves the Guardians of Peace. With sensitive corporate information reportedly in the hands of the attackers, several DVD screener copies of new Sony movies have appeared online.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Picks Up Fight for a Free Internet

Former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde was released from prison earlier this month. Today he looks back at his tough time in prison and to the fights ahead, including the battle for a free and open Internet. Peter sees data as the oil of the 21st century and likens the…

Pirate Bay Cyberlocker Bayfiles Disappears After Arrest

Bayfiles, the file-hosting service created by two former operators of The Pirate Bay, has disappeared from the Internet, leaving tens of thousands of users in the dark. The site went offline shortly after the arrest of Pirate Bay's Fredrik Neij who is currently serving his prison sentence in Sweden.

Cox Communications Sued For Not Disconnecting Pirates

Cox Communications, one of the largest telecoms companies in the U.S., is being sued by a pair of music publishers for refusing to disconnect persistent music pirates. Evidence in the case is being provided by Rightscorp, who say that ISPs lose their safe harbor protections if they fail to take…