Demonoid Tracker Moves to Ukraine

Demonoid, once one of the most popular BitTorrent trackers, has reappeared again, this time hosted in Ukraine. The website is still down but the trackers are now fully operational again, perhaps a sign that Demonoid is crawling back up to speed?

Japanese ISPs Agree to Ban Pirates from the Internet

Following a huge increase in complaints from the music, movie and software industries, the four major Japanese ISP organizations have agreed that they will work with copyright holders to track down copyright infringing file-sharers and disconnect them from the internet.

The Pirate’s Dilemma: To Compete or Not To Compete

Opinion

It's hard for large organizations that move at glacial speeds to compete with individuals taking their content and creating new distribution systems, revenue streams and business models, but the fall of the major record labels taught the rest of the corporate world a lesson. In many cases, piracy it is…

MTV Uses P2P Data for Playlist Selection

TMF, a popular Dutch music channel which is part of MTV said it will use data from BitTorrent and other file-sharing networks as a resource for their playlist selection. The data from these sources gives a more accurate picture of what people actually listen to, rather than counting single sales…

The Shareaza Conspiracy In a Nutshell

The hijacking of Shareaza.com is a complex story with many twists and turns. Here is the story of Shareaza from its open source GPL roots, to the hostile takeover and where the project is today, directly from those at the heart of the news - the real Shareaza community. The…

Pirate Bay to Hollywood: Open your Own Torrent Site

Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij from The Pirate Bay recently did a video interview which resulted in some great quotes. One such quote comes from Fredrik, he suggests that the movie and music industry should set up their own torrent site, and monetize it through advertisements. "We would be out…

‘IFPI Advertising’ Boosts Visitors To Blocked File-Sharing Site

Last week a court ruled that Israel's largest ISPs should block access to HttpShare, a BitTorrent and http hyperlink site. Thanks to what the owners call "IFPI advertising", the site is now so busy they've had to upgrade their hardware. TorrentFreak caught up with them as they cracked open the…

TorrentLeech is Down Due to DoS Attack

With over 150,000 users, TorrentLeech is without doubt one of the most popular private BitTorrent communities. Sadly, during the last few weeks the site suffered annoying setbacks in the form of hacking attempts, and most recently, a denial-of-service attack which has rendered the site unusable.