Anti-Piracy Blunder Shuts Down BitTorrent Tracker

A large BitTorrent tracker dealing only in documentaries has been shutdown after an anti-piracy company wrongfully identified content being tracked by the site. The 150,000 member site, which has had just "one mildly upset" copyright-related email in 4 years of operation, is moving to a new host.

BitTorrent Throttling ISPs Exposed by Azureus

Data collected by the BitTorrent client Azureus shows that Comcast might only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to BitTorrent throttling ISPs. Early findings show that customers from quite a few other Internet service providers experience an unusually high amount of TCP-resets.

Biohazard Bassist Blasts BitTorrent

The bassist and vocalist of the band Biohazard says that people who 'steal' media by downloading it are "scumbags" and you better know that if he catches you doing it, he will happily "kick the shit out of you". But the real problem, he says, are BitTorrent sites.

Private BitTorrent Trackers Under Threat From Major Exploit

Thousands of private BitTorrent trackers using the popular TBDev code are vulnerable to hostile takeover. According to a security researcher, a successful execution of the exploit could result in the attacker gaining admin rights to the tracker. However, knowledge and a little care can mitigate the effects.

Pirate Bay Trial Star Witness Employed by Plaintiff

Police officer Jim Keyzer, the leader and key witness in the Pirate Bay investigation was recently employed by Warner Bros, one of the plaintiffs in the ongoing case against the Pirate Bay four. Undoubtedly, this will seriously hurt the credibility of the ongoing court case.

Help Steal This Film Win $30K

Opinion

The filesharing documentary Steal This Film has been a great success. Yet, despite millions of downloads and a lot of support from the P2P community, they admit they haven't yet covered the costs of producing STF II. There is hope though.