The Pirate Bay blocked in Turkey

Turkey has banned what's arguably the most well known BitTorrent site in existence. Since about a week, The Pirate Bay has become inaccessible in the country. According to a reader from Turkey and the site's admins, a recent ruling might have caused TPB to be banned.

MediaDefender Phone Call and Gnutella Tracking Database Leaked

The leak of MediaDefender's emails caused quite some controversy, Ironically, in a recently leaked phone call, a New York attorney and MediaDefender discuss the security of their email-server. Whilst there is some initial confusion as to where the leak may have originated, they eventually write it off as some technical…

Porn Industry Gloats Over Hollow Win vs BitTorrent

Earlier this week we reported on how the porn industry planned to wipe out sharing of its content via BitTorrent. Right now the porn industry is gloating over the shutdown of a major porn NZB site. Coincidence? Probably not.

Prince Hires the Web Sheriff to Take on The Pirate Bay

It's a familiar story: copyright holder finds his stuff available via The Pirate Bay, artist threatens Pirate Bay through a proxy, Pirate Bay laughs at artist and proxy, and the BitTorrent community carries on downloading as if nothing ever happened. The Web Sheriff takes on the battle where everyone else…

HostGator Doesn’t Allow Customers to Host Torrent Files

The popular hosting company HostGator effectively bans its customers from storing .torrent files on their servers. They want you to store podcasts or other media files on their server instead of saving bandwidth and resources by offering it as a .torrent download.

German Pirate Party Celebrates First Birthday

The German Pirate Party, or Piratenpartei Deutschland (PIRATEN, for short) just celebrated it's one-year birthday, and we had the opportunity to sit down with one of their party to have a little chat, to explore their aims and goals for the next year, as well as look at what they…