Canadian MP: Three Strikes Law is Idiotic

When It comes to politicians taking a stand against 'anti-piracy bills', such as the three-strikes legislation that's being backdoored in Europe at the moment, the mind generally goes Swedish, to Rick Falkvinge for example. The mind doesn't tend to think of North American politicians, but there is an exception, in…

Top Torrent Sites Ranked by Google

BitTorrent's popularity is growing every day. Despite the lawsuits that some of the larger torrent sites are involved in, they continue to grow traffic wise. Let's take a look at how Google ranks the top torrent sites.

BitTorrent Tracker Hosting Illegal Says Dutch Court

Leaseweb, the former ISP of BitTorrent trackers such as Demonoid, What.cd and Waffles.fm lost the appeal against the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN. The Amsterdam court concluded that Leaseweb has to permanently shut down the BitTorrent tracker everlasting.nu, and hand over the admin's personal information.

Indiana Gregg to The Pirate Bay: The Internet Police Are Coming

A little while ago we wrote about the exchange of emails between artist Indiana Gregg and The Pirate Bay. Indiana wanted The Pirate Bay to remove torrents linking to her work, which they refused to do. Now Indiana has a response for The Pirate Bay and file-sharers in general. It…

‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent

Half of the people who use BitTorrent do so to download TV-shows. Some episodes of popular shows such as 'Heroes' and 'Lost' get up to 10 million downloads. We had a chat with Jesse Alexander, the co-producer of both 'Heroes' and 'Lost', and asked him what his thoughts are on…

Court Hits BitTorrent Users Who Failed to Appear

Last week, lawyers Davenport Lyons who are currently threatening hundreds of BitTorrent users with legal action, tasted victory in Central London County Court with wins in cases against four file-sharers. Fortunately, these 'victories' mean little, as Davenport chose not to go after people who defend themselves, instead picking on people…