BitTorrent Launches Ad Supported Streaming

BitTorrent Inc. officially launched its "Watch Now" section where they have over 1000 movies and TV episodes available to watch for free. BitTorrent streaming opens up the possibility for content producers to offer high quality video streams to the public while generating money from advertising, a business model that should…

IFPI Pressure Leads Police to Detain File-Sharing Students

As part of its anti-piracy activities within 'Operation Premiere', Czech police raided a students dormitory in the Prague-Strahov area. As well confiscating many terabytes of pirate material, police detained seven students who they claim form part of Internet pirate network. They are facing 5 years in jail.

Hessians Hope to Weave Election Magic

27th January 2008 will see only the second election worldwide to include a Pirate Party on the ballot. It will not, however, be in Sweden, but the German state of Hesse, in south-west Germany.

uTorrent Gains Popularity, Azureus Loses Ground

With an install rate of more than 5% on Windows PCs worldwide, uTorrent is now by far the most popular BitTorrent client. Azureus, the most installed BitTorrent application of last year fell back to the third place.

Create Your Own BitTorrent Blog With Diferior

Diferior makes it easy for everyone to start a BitTorrent or filesharing community, and more. It is easy to customize and can be used as a blog, a forum, a simple http downloads system, a public or private BitTorrent tracker, or all of these features at once.

First Russian BitTorrent User Sentenced, Activists Call For Support

With rampant piracy across much of Russia, one could be forgiven for thinking they don't care about copyright there. That assertion is now up for debate as the first BitTorrent user in Russia is sentenced for illegally distributing software, with anti-copyright activists calling for people to jump on a torrent…

What Happened to Demonoid, Will it Ever Return?

Ever since Demonoid decided to pull the plug following pressure from the CRIA, thousands of members are wondering what happened. Perhaps even more importantly, they are asking themselves this: Is Demonoid ever going to come back?