Shining Light on the Warez Darknet: A Scene Insider Speaks

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…

Despite Worldwide Search, RISCISO Warez Leader Escapes US Justice

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.

BitTorrent in Focus: TV-series are Hot

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.

Interview with a Warez Scene Releaser

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 IP Gathering Techniques About to be Busted

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.

Share Files and Chat with Friends, Safe and Secure

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.

Video: Ashwin Navin on the History of BitTorrent

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.