We have decided to publish a weekly DVDrip chart here on TorrentFreak. The "BitTorrent DVDrip top 10" will replace the "BitTorrent movie download chart," and will be published on a weekly basis. The chart will only list DVDrips, no DVDscreeners and no Cams.
BitTorrent Inc just announced that it has acquired the popular BitTorrent client, uTorrent. uTorrent will continue to have its own website and community for now, and the uTorrent code base will remain closed source. Ludvig Strigeus, the writer of uTorrent will serve as a technical consultant, but BitTorrent Inc will…
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Watch out for a new Windows BitTorrent client called BitRoll. Users are reporting that it installs malware on their PCs and creates pop-up ads whenever they open their browsers.
When the popular BitTorrent tracker the PirateBay was raided in May, the police confiscated 180 servers of TPB's hosting company PRQ. The Swedish authorities have now decided that the servers of TPB, and those of other customers unrelated to the BitTorrent tracker, will remain in custody.
The MPAA demonstrated one of its latest anti-piracy tools to their Arab colleagues in Dubai: Two black Labradors named Lucky and Flo. A "highly effective" tool in the "war against piracy" according to the MPAA.
Johnny Ray Gasca, a resident of Hollywood, has been sentenced to seven years in jail for recording a film with his camcorder in a local cinema. Gasca is the first to be convicted in a nationwide campaign against movie piracy.
Bram Cohen has confirmed in an interview that content on the upcoming BitTorrent Video Store is going to be loaded with Windows DRM, which means restrictions for all and Mac & Linux users are going to be left out in the cold. What fun!