Comcast Hacked in BitTorrent Throttling Payback?

It has become apparent during the last few hours that Comcast, everyone's favorite ISP (especially in the BitTorrent world) has been hacked. The message on the homepage read: "KRYOGENIKS EBK and DEFIANT RoXed COMCAST."

MPAA Threatens World’s Premier Usenet Indexer

Newzbin, considered by many to be the internet's premier indexer and .nzb provider, is under legal threat from the MPAA. The site, which was the creator of Usenet's answer to the .torrent file, will likely have to undergo significant changes in order to appease the movie studios.

CRIA Orders ShutDown of What.cd, Other Major BitTorrent Trackers

A company which hosts many BitTorrent trackers has been ordered by the CRIA to close at least four major sites. Moxie Colo was issued with cease and desist notices and ordered to hand over the owners data and site logs of What.cd, SumoTracker, BTMon and FullDls. They are told to…

Mininova, 5 Billion Downloads and Counting

Today, one of Mininova's users will will have the honor to download the 5 billionth torrent, an impressive figure for a site that has only been around for little over three years. If Mininova continues to grow at this rate, we might see the 10 billionth download before the year…

RIAA Declares Victory Over AllofMP3, Drops Lawsuit

The RIAA has declared victory over Russian music download store AllofMP3, which it accused of the illegal distribution of millions of copyright tracks. The site, which was declared legal by a court last October, no longer offers music - but has spawned dozens of fully operational spin-offs. Victory for RIAA?…

BitTorrent Tracker Insider Infiltrates Anti-Piracy Lobby

Anti-piracy oufits have gained access to private BitTorrent trackers before, but the opposite has never happened, until now. Over the past few weeks, Unnar Geir, spokesperson of "The Viking Bay", successfully infiltrated the Icelandic equivalent of the MPAA (SMÁÍS), and gathered some valuable information that the tracker can use in…

Proposed Treaty Turns Internet Into a Virtual Police State

Leaked documents are one of the banes of modern western politics. They reveal exercises and actions being proposed that are generally objectionable to the public. Such a leak occurred with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which seeks to turn the internet into a virtual police state.