BitTorrent.com Launches Video Store

BitTorrent Inc has released the final details of their long awaited video store. The store itself will go live this Monday, and will offer movie rentals at $2.99 - $3.99, and "download to own" TV shows and music videos for $1.99. The "BitTorrent Entertainment Network" will start off with 5000+…

BitFox Adds BitTorrent Support to Firefox

BitFox is a Firefox extension that aims to make downloading torrents "as simple as downloading a file over a HTTP or FTP connection." Still under development, BitFox is expected to offer the kind of BitTorrent integration Opera currently has.

Man Faces Jail for Uploading Oscar Screener

A man who obtained a DVD Screener movie from his sister - an active Oscars voter - and uploaded it onto the internet has been charged with criminal copyright infringement and is facing the prospect of 3 years in jail.

The Pirate Bay Servers Stay in Sweden

A little over a month ago the Pirate Bay crew announced that they were planning to buy Sealand, a micronation located just a couple of miles off the UK coast. Many assumed that this was an attempt to move their servers in order to circumvent copyright laws, but it now…

SXSW 2007 Embraces BitTorrent: Over 700 Free MP3s

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference is one of the biggest and most popular music festivals in the United States. For the third year in a row now, SXSW released a DRM-less collection of songs that can be downloaded for free with your favorite BitTorrent client.

Warez Leader Faces 10 Years in Jail

After spending nearly 3 years in a detention center fighting his extradition from Australia, a leader of notorious warez group 'DrinkorDie' was yesterday arraigned before a U.S. District Court to face charges of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and one count of actual criminal copyright infringement. If found guilty…

MonoTorrent Beta 2 Released

Google's Summer of Code produces something fantastic each year. Last year, a developer created a set of BitTorrent client libraries using Mono and C# called BitSharp, which was later renamed MonoTorrent. It has just received a major update.