TorrentSpy Shuts Down

A little over a year ago, TorrentSpy.com was still the most visited BitTorrent site, but times have changed. After an expensive two year battle with the MPAA, TorrentSpy decided to throw in the towel and the site has now shut down permanently.

Mininova Helps CBC to Distribute TV-Show

Due to server complications, CBC decided to team up with mininova and let them seed the torrent files for "Canada's Next Great Prime Minister." It is great to see that mainstream broadcasters use BitTorrent to share their content online, and even better, that they use mininova's content distribution platform to…

Movie Screening Security Guards Take On The Pirates

The best way to deal with piracy is to go in hard - real hard. It doesn't matter if you upset non-pirates or alienate your customers, it doesn't matter if you make children cry. Pirates are evil and they need to be dealt with severely - this documentary shows how…

Help Azureus to Fight BitTorrent Throttling ISPs

ISPs have been throttling BitTorrent traffic for years now, but only recently has this turned into a political issue. The BitTorrent client Azureus has now developed a plugin through which you can help distinguishing the good from the bad ISPs, data they will use to strengthen their argument in the…

Piracy is a Negotiation, not a Fight

Opinion

The sale of Bebo.com to AOL for $850 million last week sparked a fresh wave of opining about music piracy, with Billy Bragg and Michael Arrington both stepping into the ring. The problem is, they are both wrong.

‘Good’ Pirates Help Companies Sell More Products

If you are downloading stuff you wouldn't have bought in the first place, according to economist Karen Croxson, you are probably doing the company that created the product a big favor. You, Mr 'Good' Pirate, are telling your friends, adding to the media 'buzz' and driving up sales.

10 Tips and Tricks for Private BitTorrent Sites

The first thing to notice when you join a private BitTorrent site is the eye-popping quality of the torrents. Each one is carefully culled, hand-picked through a strict moderation process. However, before you start hammering away on that download link - here are a few things you need to know.