Gottfrid "Anakata" and Peter "Brokep" from the Pirate Bay took place in Computer Swedens "hot seat" this week, where the readers asked them questions (Swedish) about their income, copyright infringement, Sealand and more. We translated the interview for all The Pirate Bay fans outside Sweden.
The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular BitTorrent sites on the Internet, posted some interesting stats. At the moment 53 .torrent files are downloaded from The Pirate Bay every second, which adds up to 4,579,200 torrents a day.
The self-acclaimed guru of IPTV, Mark Cuban claims that P2P, and more specifically, BitTorrent is doomed. Apparently, "conflicting clients", lack of knowledge, limited Internet plans, and "bandwidth premiums" are going to be jointly responsible for the death of BitTorrent.
The popular BitTorrent search engine Isohunt is back online, a week after its ISP decided to pull the plug.
The Pirate Bay, Torrentspy and mininova have entered the top 200 most popular websites on the Internet. The recent boost in traffic was caused by the downtime that Isohunt, another popular BitTorrent site is currently suffering.
Grooveshark is yet another attempt by a company to legalise the sharing of copyrighted music online. The upcoming service will be completely web based, and make use of Peer-to-Peer technology for the distribution of content.
Torrent101 and Bitroll are two relatively new BitTorrent clients that can seriously damage your computer. The worst thing about it is that popular sites like Torrentspy, Torrentscan, and even The Pirate Bay display ads for them.
One of the most popular and prolific filesharing news sites, p2pnet.net is up for sale. In a post on the site, Canadian owner Jon writes that he no longer has the time and money to run p2pnet.net. We were lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with him.