Leading BitTorrent Admins Discuss The Future of BitTorrent

Opinion

BitTorrent is by far the most popular way to transfer large files over the Internet, but where will it be five years from now? To get some answers to this question TorrentFreak asked the admins of Mininova, The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt and TorrentSpy what they think the future holds for…

Producer Thanks Pirates For Stealing His Film

Eric Wilkinson, the producer of the independent film "The Man from Earth", wrote an email to RLSlog in which he thanks them for the free promotion they gave him. "In the future, I will not complain about file sharing" he wrote, "when I make my next picture, I just may…

Mininova Enters List of 50 Most Popular Sites on the Internet

Today, Mininova reached another milestone by entering the list of 50 most visited websites on the Internet. Together with most other BitTorrent sites, Mininova has experienced some massive growth over the past year, which proves that BitTorrent's popularity continues to grow.

14 Year Old BitTorrent Hacker Threatens to Sue What.cd Users

Users of OiNK-replacement What.cd, are receiving emails from what appears to be the RIAA. In it are threats that users must either stop their 'criminal acts of piracy' or have charges pressed against them. But is it the RIAA? Rival Waffles.fm? No, it's a 14 yr old script kiddie out…

Hungary Shuts Down BitTorrent Sites, Pre-Empts US Action

Last week saw many Hungarian BitTorrent trackers and warez sites shut down by the police. Is it just a coincidence that the US is planning to put a federal prosecutor in Budapest, Hungary to "assist in the coordination of the enforcement of intellectual property laws"? Probably not.

Prince To Take On The Pirate Bay

Prince, described by some people as one of the most creative and talented musicians, hired the infamous "Web Sheriff" who announced lawsuits against The Pirate Bay in the U.S., France and Sweden. "Way to go on losing all your fans" was the first response of Pirate Bay admin Brokep.

OiNK Launches Legal Defense Fund

Last month the popular private BitTorrent tracker OiNK was effectively shut down in a joint effort by Dutch and British law enforcement. OiNK admin Alan Ellis who was arrested during the raid now launched a legal defense fund to cover the legal costs and asks former OiNK members to help…