The music industry in Germany has secured a legal victory over the hugely popular file-hosting service, Rapidshare. According to the rights holders, Rapidshare is going to have to stop its users from downloading infringing music tracks from its servers, or face the prospect of being shut down.
If you're interested in file-sharing, you can't have failed to have heard about Qtrax, the 'new', 'legal' P2P platform for downloading as many music tracks as you like. Here's how to easily convert millions of BitTorrent users to Qtrax users in a few simple steps.
Torrentz.com, the largest and fastest BitTorrent meta-search engine has shut down Torrent'Em for alleged copyright infringement. It turns out that the flash based search engine we wrote about a few days ago, was using Torrentz' data, without permission.
The top 10 most downloaded DVDrips on BitTorrent, "The Assassination of Jesse James" tops the chart this week.
The uTorrent development team just released 1.7.7 stable. The new version is the latest 1.7 release, and fixes the vulnerability that allowed attackers to remotely crash the BitTorrent client.
Today, The Pirate Bay reached another milestone, as they broke the 1 million torrents and 10 million peers barrier. The largest BitTorrent tracker just keeps growing and growing, and there is no sign that this will be put to a halt soon.
Anonymous, a small group of scriptkiddies and high-level hackers started a war against the Church of Scientology this week. TorrentFreak managed to get an exclusive Q&A with the controversial group, in which they ask Pirates to join their fight.
The IFPI recently published their latest digital music report. Amongst their claims "illegal downloading" outperforms legal downloading by a ratio of 20:1, and that because of this, the recording industry has lost US$3.7 billion. Picking apart these ideas reveal that they may be very misleading.