AllPeers Adds Encrypted P2P Chat to Firefox

Allpeers is a revolutionary "BitTorrent powered" Firefox extension that makes it easy to share pictures, music, videos, and web pages with friends from within Firefox itself. The latest addition to the extension is a completely encrypted instant messenger.

Swedish ISP backs down: No Longer Blocked

For the last ten days, Swedish ISP Perspektiv Bredband has been blocking Russian Website This conduct has led to protests from various sources. For example, The Pirate Bay, working together with the pro-piracy lobby Piratbyrån, decided to block all Perspektiv's customers from accessing its site.

Mininova Launches New Site Design

One of most popular BitTorrent sites, mininova just got a complete overhaul. They've launched a new site design, and relocated to a new host and datacenter.

Swedish Government Funds New ‘Young Pirates’ Organisation

Last weekend, the Swedish Pirate Party founded its youth organisation, "Young Pirates". The Young Pirates have over 1000 members, and are therefore eligible to receive funding from the Swedish government. We got the chance to interview its chairman Hugi Ásgeirsson. Hugi is 18 years old, and lives in the northern…

Another Elitetorrents Admin Jailed for Five Months

Scott McCausland, one of the admins of the private BitTorrent tracker Elitetorrents was sentenced to five months in prison. He was convicted of "conspiracy to commit copyright infringement" and "criminal copyright infringement". Two Years Since the Shutdown

Exactly two years ago today the legendary BitTorrent site was taken offline. December 19, 2004, is a milestone in the history of BitTorrent. But how did it all start? Who was behind this legendary site? And what happened after is was taken down?