When a site publishes an article about the infamous world of digital pirates known as the 'warez scene', controversy is never far away. Some feel that the 'Scene' should be treated like 'Fight Club' and never spoken about. Others are frustrated because they want the full story: How do you…
Last year, Sean O'Toole was named by US authorities as the ring-leader of scene release group, RISCISO. After being ordered to appear in a Chicago court during February 2006 and facing 5 years in a US jail, a $250,000 fine plus a possible million-dollar restitution claim, O'Toole disappeared.
Almost 50% of all people using BitTorrent at any given point in time do this to download TV-series, while only 10% of the available torrents are TV related. People who download TV-shows also have one of the best share ratios, only Anime fanatics beat them.
They sit at the top of the piracy pyramid and inhabit shadowy areas of the internet, hidden behind encrypted connections. Hunted by law enforcement agencies worldwide, they're the first suppliers of the latest movies, music and software. Getting any members of 'The Scene' to break cover is a difficult task,…
RIAA's shoddy data gathering techniques are unlawful and shouldn't be used as legal evidence. This is what a Dutch court concluded based on the expert witness statement from Dr Johan Pouwelse, who is about to testify in the UMG v. Lindor case in the US.
Alliance is a P2P application that allows you to share files and communicate with friends, family and colleagues, safe and secure. It is open source and works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The filesharing functionality is based on BitTorrent, and all chats and transfers are encrypted.
The 10 most downloaded DVDrips on BitTorrent, "The Messengers" tops the chart this week.
Ashwin Navin, CEO and President of BitTorrent Inc, talks a little about the history of BitTorrent, from its creation in 2001 by the unemployed engineer Bram Cohen, through to its strong position today in 2007.