Throwing File-Sharers in Jail to Grab Headlines

To the casual file-sharer, the big headlines of people going to jail for engaging in their hobby may seem like terrifying stuff. Indeed, for the anti-piracy bodies, scaring file-sharers away from their activities is vital because after all, you can't jail everyone, especially when laws don't allow you to do…

FlixFlux: BitTorrent Site Includes Movie Trailers

FlixFlux is a relatively unknown BitTorrent site. The site focuses on movie releases and lists box office and DVD rental charts on the frontpage. Just recently FlixFlux added movie trailers to all the titles, pirate friendly, but something the MPAA probably won't appreciate.

BitTorrent Sites Safe Haven Under Threat

Leaseweb, the ISP of some of the largest BitTorrent sites like Torrentspy, BTjunkie and Demonoid was forced to take down, a relatively small BitTorrent site. The outcome of the lawsuit initiated by the Dutch anti-piracy outfit Brein could spell trouble for some of the key players in the BitTorrent…

Mac OS X Leopard Leaked to BitTorrent

The latest version of the Macintosh operating system, version 10.5 Leopard, has appeared on torrent sites all over the web. Though a little late, the torrent comprises of the feature-complete beta release handed out to developers at WWDC '07.

The Pirate Bay Launches Uncensored Image Hosting

BayImg, an uncensored image hosting service, is the latest side-project from The Pirate Bay folks. The main difference compared to other image hosting services is that they pretty much allow everything on there, freedom of speech above all.

O.J Simpson’s ‘Murder Confession’ Leaked to BitTorrent

In 2006 O.J Simpson announced he was releasing a book in which he would detail what would have happened, had he really committed the horrific murders of his ex-wife and her boyfriend in 1994. After public outrage, the book was shelved and 400,000 copies of the book were destroyed but…

CBS Promotes BitTorrent Downloads

CBS links to .torrent files from several BitTorrent sites on the homepage of their reality show "Pirate Master". Very useful if you missed the latest episode, but illegal in most countries since downloading the show is considered to be copyright infringement.

HTTP Traffic Overtakes P2P, Courtesy of YouTube

A recent study shows that YouTube is responsible for nearly 10% of all Internet traffic. As a result of the increased popularity of YouTube and other video streaming sites, HTTP traffic now generates more traffic than P2P, for the first time since 2002.