isoHunt and MPAA Debate Legality of BitTorrent Sites

The legality of BitTorrent sites has always been highly debated. As of today, no court has ever ruled that a website offering .torrent links is legal or not. This might change soon, as isoHunt and the MPAA once again clash in court.

Nine Inch Nails Give Away New Single on Facebook

After experimenting with free BitTorrent distribution on their last album, 'Ghosts', The Nine Inch Nails are today releasing their latest single 'Echoplex' for free, to tens of millions of Facebook users. Also, everyone should check out tomorrow - apparently a "surprise" awaits.

MPAA Silently Drops Case Against BitTorrent Site

In 2005, DVDr-core was the first BitTorrent site that was targeted by the MPAA outside the US. A classic story: Man runs site, man gets sued over site, nothing more is ever heard. Whilst in most cases, this means that the defendant bowed to pressure, paid an out of court…

Warez Leader Is Chairman Of San Diego Republican Party

This week, a 30 year old man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his involvement in the so-called pirate 'warez scene'. In what appears to be some sort of bizarre parallel universe, it's been revealed that another notorious pirate has an interesting job - he's chairman of the…

OiNK’s Bail Date Extended Yet Again by Police

Over six months have passed since the popular private BitTorrent tracker OiNK was raided in a joint effort by Dutch and British law enforcement. Today, the bail date for OiNK admin Alan Ellis has been extended for the third time, now until the 1st of July.

IFPI to Sue Swedish ISP for Facilitating Copyright Infringement

The last year has seen the IFPI shift its focus from the individual filesharer, to their ISPs. After Denmark, Norway and Ireland, the anti-piracy lobbyists have now announced that they will go after a Swedish ISP, claiming that the company facilitates copyright infringement.

Music Industry Tricked Artist Into Anti-Piracy “Witch Hunt”

An anti-piracy documentary created by the music industry and supposedly supported by artists has been grabbing headlines during recent days. However, one of the artists isn't happy as he claims he was conned by the music industry into appearing in the video, which he says is part of a "witch…

Mininova’s Traffic Doubles in a Year

The BitTorrent popularity explosion is still underway, with some torrent sites now amongst the most visited sites, anywhere on the web. One of those, Mininova, now gets well over half a billion page views a month and is now 100% bigger than it was this time last year. And the…