The infamous anti-piracy organization IFPI sent an email to warn its members NOT to any send email to colleagues that use an [email protected] email address because that domain is now owned by their rivals from the "International Federation of Pirate Interests". Unfortunately the members did not listen, and even the…
The Dutch ISP LeaseWeb can't take the pressure from BREIN anymore. As a preliminary measure they have now ordered dozens of BitTorrent sites - including some big-shots - to pack their stuff before December 1st, leave LeaseWeb and find a new home.
When Demonoid disappeared recently, many people were sad at losing access to a great selection of comics. Those people are about to become even more upset as Marvel and DC Comics launch a twin strategy to shutdown a comic torrent community and target usenet uploaders.
It's not hard to determine what's hot on BitTorrent, just go to your favorite BitTorrent site and order the results by most seeds or peers. However, finding out what's popular by people "in the know" usually requires some more steps.
The anti-piracy organization MediaDefender lost $825,000 as a result of the leaked emails according to a recent filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is beginning to look like they have to walk the plank to bankruptcy after all.
Several anti-piracy lobbyist organizations have joined forces in urging the Swedish authorities to take "swift and decisive action" against The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay laughed away this attempt, and assures its users that they are not doing anything illegal according to Swedish law.
A crack police unit dedicated to tackling organized crime in Finland has conducted a series of raids on so-called Warez-Scene Topsites, arresting three individuals and seizing equipment and an alleged 10 terabytes of files. Years in prison are threatened for those involved.
The infamous Dutch anti-piracy organization BREIN has infringed TorrentFreak's copyright and blatantly copied a quote from one of our articles without attributing the source. TorrentFreak is thus considering legal action against these copy/paste pirates, where they may face a fine of up to $975,000 and several years in prison.