Interview with a Warez Scene Releaser

They sit at the top of the piracy pyramid and inhabit shadowy areas of the internet, hidden behind encrypted connections. Hunted by law enforcement agencies worldwide, they're the first suppliers of the latest movies, music and software. Getting any members of 'The Scene' to break cover is a difficult task,…

RIAA’s IP Gathering Techniques About to be Busted

RIAA's shoddy data gathering techniques are unlawful and shouldn't be used as legal evidence. This is what a Dutch court concluded based on the expert witness statement from Dr Johan Pouwelse, who is about to testify in the UMG v. Lindor case in the US.

Share Files and Chat with Friends, Safe and Secure

Alliance is a P2P application that allows you to share files and communicate with friends, family and colleagues, safe and secure. It is open source and works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The filesharing functionality is based on BitTorrent, and all chats and transfers are encrypted.

Video: Ashwin Navin on the History of BitTorrent

Ashwin Navin, CEO and President of BitTorrent Inc, talks a little about the history of BitTorrent, from its creation in 2001 by the unemployed engineer Bram Cohen, through to its strong position today in 2007.

Malicious BitTorrent Clients: New Coat of Paint, Same Bad Story

It seems that hardly a month goes by without another malicious BitTorrent client appearing for download, hoping to dupe inexperienced and unsuspecting file-sharers into installing malware. As new kid on the block 'Get-Torrent' hits the web, we scratch below the surface to find the same old malware and the same…

Booty Plundered from Pirate Bay is Useless

When you're as infamous as The Pirate Bay, this inevitably leads to attention, not all of it positive. Unfortunately, the guys at the bay have had a run in with some undesirables who took copy of the site's user database. However, prepared as ever for disaster recovery, The Pirate Bay…

Share a Single Song on BitTorrent, eDonkey, Get Fined $400

In March we reported on an anti-piracy outfit and its legal partners taking action against UK file-sharers, having already done so against thousands in Germany. Now, thousands of Italian file-sharers have been issued with demands totaling over one million euros. The cost of sharing a single song in Italy? A…