AOL to sell movies and TV-shows online

AOL efforts to offset losses expected following its decision to drop subscription fees for some high-speed customers mean it, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer will team up. Buffy is among movies and TV shows AOL hopes to peddle for between $10 and $20 each through its new video site. “The…

Dutch court forces isp to hand over name

A Dutch judge has decided today that ISP UPC has to hand over the name and address of one of its customers to the Piracy Watchdog BREIN. The customer in question is a so called “heavy” illegal filesharer. Last week we reported that UPC said they were planning to release…

Apple employees fired for downloading leopard

Several Apple Retail employees were fired after downloading a copy of the “Leopard OSX 10.5 preview” that was leaked on several BitTorrent trackers last week. Apparently Apple’s headquarters was not pleased with these pirates. After being confronted with the rumors, the alleged pirates readily admitted that they had breached the…

TorrentPod Episode 2

Charlie’s back! with the second episode of our weekly podcast. Welcome to TorrentPod, the official podcast of TorrentFreak.com. Join your host Charlie as he delves into this weeks latest news, and talks about Copyright Law. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a (audio) comment if you have something to say…

Allpeers is going live today!

Last week TorrentFreak wrote a review on "allpeers", the BitTorrent extension for firefox. Today allpeers will go live with a public beta!

Soundpedia now supports Indie artists

The Web2.0 bloated music streaming site “Soundpedia” just added a new section where Indie artists and labels can upload their singles and albums. A BitTorrent download section will be added in the near future. Soundpedia is a relatively unknown community, indexing albums and videos from commercial artists (for free). The…