BitTorrent Uploader Escapes Jail, Loses Job

Another member of EliteTorrents has been sentenced. An Duc Do, an uploader on the site and former student of Drexel University, yesterday escaped jail but was sentenced to 3 years probation, a $15,000 fine and 400 hours of community service instead. As a result he loses his job at Lockheed…

Football Fans Eye World Cup Piracy Options

Last week, football fans in the UK were disappointed after satellite broadcaster Setanta failed to reach a deal with free-to-air terrestrial channels to show England's World Cup qualifier against Croatia. Of course, availability isn't something that affects those wishing to view the match via unauthorized sources.

MediaDefender, One Year After the Email Leak

Exactly a year ago, the anti-piracy company MediaDefender was put to shame after a hacker gained access to their systems. Many of the deepest secrets of the company were published online, and now, twelve months on, the company is walking the plank to bankruptcy as its shares are worth less…

BitTorrent to Speed up Game Distribution

BitTorrent Inc. has partnered with two major online game providers, providing technology to accelerate the downloads of clients and patches. BitTorrent Inc. sees the online games space as one of their target markets, as there is a lot of bandwidth to be saved.

Metallica Interview Canceled after Pirate Bay Row

Metallica's label Universal stepped in and canceled an interview with a Swedish newspaper last week after one of its writer reviewers said he got his copy of the album via BitTorrent. The writer, Jonn Jeppsson, who actually reviewed an edited version of 'Death Magnetic', admitted he downloaded it from The…

The Secrets of a Running A BitTorrent Tracker

Most site admins go about their business in secret, which makes it difficult for enthusiastic outsiders to make the leap from user to site owner, since they can't get the benefit of the accrued knowledge of others. Now that has changed with TorrentFries - a unique website demystifying the running…