TorrentPod Episode 9

Episode 9 of the official TorrentFreak podcast is live! Welcome to TorrentPod, the official pod/net/web- cast of TorrentFreak.com. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a (audio) comment if you have something to say to Charlie, or if you want to comment on the show in general. There’s more good stuff…

The Market 2.0

Florian Hufsky, the captain of the Austrian Pirate Party sent me this. Sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words. Feel free to share this picture!

IFPI bars professors from entering Anti-Piracy press conference

The IFPI, the international arm of the RIAA reportedly barred a handful of university professors from entering their press conference. The professors are from the Centre for Technology and Society, a part of the prestigious Brazilian think-tank Fundação Getulio Vargas. The reason for barring those professors entry could be that…

DRM is like a Speed Bump… on a Highway

DRM is nothing more than a “speed bump” according to Yahoo Music general manager David Goldberg. Every form of DRM will motivate Pirates to find a workaround, and the honest customers will pay the price. Goldberg said this at the Digital Music Forum West conference in LA, and added that…

MPAA: Piracy is the outcome of DRM complications

Last week at the Digital Home Developers Conference Brad Hunt, the MPAA's executive vice president and chief technology officer said that piracy is the inevitable outcome of the music and movie industries' inability to provide a simple, inter-compatible and non-intrusive DRM solution.

ToD’s Upcoming Album Leaked on BitTorrent

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s latest album “So Divided” leaked on BitTorrent several weeks before the official release date. Now this is not so shocking, albums have the tendency to leak. However, a post at the “official” unofficial ToD fansite reported that it was the…

Google Homepage Widget for uTorrent

The recently added WebUI feature opens up a world of possibilities for uTorrent users to create fancy widgets, scripts, and other add-ons. The Google Homepage widget is a great example. The uTorrent widget shows the status of your BitTorrent downloads on your customized google homepage. In order to show the…

BitTorrent Movie Download Chart (wk41)

This week’s most popular movie downloads on BitTorrent. Ranking Movie Seeds / Peers 1 (4) Open Season 49,054 2 (1) Jackass 2 48,097 3 (-) The Departed 48,079 4 (3) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 46,401 5 (5) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 43,471 6 (7)…