The Cost of Movie Piracy to the U.S

A recent study by the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) reveals that Movie Piracy not only has a direct impact on the movie business, but that is also affect the US economy on a larger scale.

The Pirates Are Out To Get You

This disturbs me. Apparently piracy funds organized crime and terrorism. We got to stop this because eh.. Cool is Copyright! The pirates are out to get you… Don’t let them brand you with their mark. Piracy funds organized crime and will destroy our film and video industry. Piracy costs jobs…

The Largest BitTorrent Search Engine on the Web?

A week ago several respectable sources including Digg and Slashdot reported that Btjunkie is the largest BitTorrent search site on the web. But both the methodology and the legitimacy of the source are doubtful. The sites refer to this article, that was featured on Digg and Slashdot. The winner (according…

Searching.com Flirts with BitTorrent Sites

Searching.com is still trying to keep their traffic up by generating incoming traffic from BitTorrent sites. This way searching.com appears to be a pretty popular search engine based on Alexa's traffic rank, while in fact most of the traffic is coming from redirected torrent searches.

TorrentPod Episode 7

Charlie is back with episode 7 of the official TorrentFreak podcast! Welcome to TorrentPod, the official pod/net/web- cast of TorrentFreak.com. Charlie is trying to get over his crashed hard drive, and managed to record another episode. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a (audio) comment if you have something to…

BitTorrent Movie Download Chart (wk39)

This weeks most popular movies on BitTorrent. Ranking Movie Seeds / Peers 1 (-) Jackass 2 48,977 2 (1) Scary Movie 4 48,255 3 (2) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 47,970 4 (7) Poseidon 46,348 5 (6) RV 43,353 6 (8) The Sentinel 42,112 7 (9) Silent Hill…

Multi BitTorrent Site Search Widget for OSX

Widgets are hot. Yesterday we posted the Fenopy BitTorrent search widget, and today a “Multi BitTorrent Site Search Widget. The widget allows you to search for torrents on 17 BitTorrent search engines, directly from Dashboard. The widget is created by TyrantBuilt, he also included quick links to TorrentFreak’s latest articles,…

Final Fantasy XII Leaked on BitTorrent

A playable copy of Final Fantasy XII leaked onto several BitTorrent sites weeks before the planned release date. Square Enix, the makers of the game asked most of the BitTorrent site admins to take down the torrent(s) in question. It looks like most admins are complying to these requests. Several…