Help Scott to stay out of Prison

Scott McCausland, the man who pleaded guilty in a BitTorrent case this week, now invites everyone who sympathizes with him to write a letter to the judge on his behalf.

How to run uTorrent in Mac OS X

As a x-Windows guy and an ardent BitTorrenter I can confidently say that uTorrent is one of the best BitTorrent clients available for Windows 95 through Vista. It's lean, takes up very little memory and doesn't need to be installed, you can even run it off a USB pen drive.…

TorrentPod Episode 5

Episode 5 of our weekly podcast. Enjoy the show and drop a comment. Welcome to TorrentPod, the official podcast of TorrentFreak.com. Join your host Charlie as he delves into this weeks latest news, and Charlie’s rambles on about Filesharing (part 2). Enjoy, and feel free to leave a (audio) comment…

How BitTorrent Clients Slow Down Windows

In general BitTorrent clients are not the most “resource using” applications. But how do they actually affect, and slow down Windows? Thepcspy compared the three most popular BitTorrent clients. And it seems that uTorrent is indeed entitled to be called “the lightweight client”. The mean boot time of Azureus, Bitcomet…

eDonkey Just Died

eDonkey has finally and unarguably lined up with other former independent commercial p2p companies which are now working with the RIAA. As we write this, “The eDonkey2000 Network is no longer available,” says the site. If you steal music or movies, you are breaking the law. Courts around the world…

BitTorrent User Pleads Guilty

Scott McCausland pleaded guilty today to "conspiracy to commit copyright infringement" and "criminal copyright infringement". McCausland was a avid member of the "private" BitTorrent tracker Elitetorrents, that was taken down by the FBI, May 2005.

Share Torrents on a Blog or Forum

Fenopy.com is the leading BitTorrent site when it comes to implementing innovative features. Today Fenopy added a torrent-share feature. It’s an easy way to share torrents on your blog or forum, just copy and paste the link code and you’re done. If you post the piece of code in a…

Xtorrent: Taking BitTorrent to another Level?

Xtorrent is a new BitTorrent client for Mac OSX. Unlike other BitTorrent clients, Xtorrent allows you to browse, download and search for torrents without using a web browser. I stumbled upon some prerelease screenshots of Xtorrent over at phillryu. It is unsure if the application will be free, and if…