‘Good’ Pirates Help Companies Sell More Products

If you are downloading stuff you wouldn't have bought in the first place, according to economist Karen Croxson, you are probably doing the company that created the product a big favor. You, Mr 'Good' Pirate, are telling your friends, adding to the media 'buzz' and driving up sales.

10 Tips and Tricks for Private BitTorrent Sites

The first thing to notice when you join a private BitTorrent site is the eye-popping quality of the torrents. Each one is carefully culled, hand-picked through a strict moderation process. However, before you start hammering away on that download link - here are a few things you need to know.

BitTorrent Sites Show Explosive Growth

BitTorrent's popularity is growing every day. Despite efforts from anti-piracy outfits such as the MPAA and IFPI, torrent sites continue to grow traffic wise, and there is no sign that this trend will be brought to a halt anytime soon.

Get BitTorrent on Your TV with Myka

Until recently, if you've wanted to play videos you've downloaded on your TV, you either needed to hook it to your PC, buy an AppleTV, or use an Xbox. Now, one company aims to add another option - one which can get the videos itself, via BitTorrent.

German Court Decision Hands Big Win to File-Sharers

The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany has ruled that the identities of file-sharers must remain private and can no longer be revealed to media companies who accuse them of copyright infringement. In future, only those accused of 'heavy' crimes such as murder, child pornography or kidnapping will be revealed.

Publisher Posts Mac Books on The Pirate Bay

No Starch Press and Wired's news editor Leander Kahney have released free copies of "The Cult of Mac" and "The Cult of iPod" on the Pirate Bay. Publishing music, movies and books on BitTorrent seems to be becoming a trend, and there's nothing wrong with that.