ToD’s Upcoming Album Leaked on BitTorrent

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s latest album “So Divided” leaked on BitTorrent several weeks before the official release date. Now this is not so shocking, albums have the tendency to leak. However, a post at the “official” unofficial ToD fansite reported that it was the…

Google Homepage Widget for uTorrent

The recently added WebUI feature opens up a world of possibilities for uTorrent users to create fancy widgets, scripts, and other add-ons. The Google Homepage widget is a great example. The uTorrent widget shows the status of your BitTorrent downloads on your customized google homepage. In order to show the…

BitTorrent Movie Download Chart (wk41)

This week’s most popular movie downloads on BitTorrent. Ranking Movie Seeds / Peers 1 (4) Open Season 49,054 2 (1) Jackass 2 48,097 3 (-) The Departed 48,079 4 (3) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 46,401 5 (5) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 43,471 6 (7)…

P2P Speeds Cut in Half by Australian ISP

The Australian ISP Exetel decided to cut the available bandwidth for P2P traffic in half from noon to midnight. This move will save Exetel about 45.000 US dollars per month, while it only takes $75.000 dollar to implement the bandwidth throttling mechanisms. Exetel noticed that the percentage of P2P traffic…

Winners of the Down With DRM video contest announced

Freeculture.org, the site that conducted the Down With DRM video contest has announced the winners of the competition. 5 winners have been chosen. Check out the winning videos below. Here’s a list of their names (in no particular order): adcBicycle and team Ami Goff R. Clayton Miller Daniel Oeffinger Benjamn…

TorrentPod Episode 8

Episode 8 of the official TorrentFreak podcast is live! Welcome to TorrentPod, the official pod/net/web- cast of TorrentFreak.com. Enjoy, and feel free to leave a (audio) comment if you have something to say to Charlie, or if you want to comment on the show in general. There’s more good stuff…

BitTorrent: an excellent medium for indie labels

Over the past year or so, BitTorrent as a medium for independent artists and labels to distribute content has grown immensely. It’s good to see that BitTorrent.com, the ‘official’ BT site is spearheading this movement. Just a couple of weeks ago we saw bands as popular as Death Cab for…