Underage Finnish BitTorrent admins fined $60,000 each

Four out of eight administrators of the Finnish BitTorrent tracker “Finreactor” have been declared guilty in court and have to pay damages totalling 60,000 dollars each. The lawsuit against Finreactor has just come to a close (Finnish report). This is believed to be only the first of many filed against…

TorrentPod Episode 10

Here’s Episode 10 of the official TorrentFreak podcast! A lot of good stuff this time… 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…

A “Napster Moment” for TV Downloads

The "Tape it off the Internet" project is currently in the final stages of the closed Beta program. TIOTI might very well be a realistic representation of what the future of TV will look like.

P2P usage going down in Canada

The latest survey conducted for the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) is showing a major decrease in filesharing activity in Canada.

BitTorrent Movie Download Chart (wk42)

This week’s most popular movie downloads on BitTorrent. Ranking Movie Seeds / Peers 1 (1) Open Season 48,721 2 (-) X-Men: The Last Stand 47,648 3 (-) The Grudge 2 47,504 4 (2) Jackass 2 46,101 5 (3) The Departed 42,979 6 (5) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift…

Wiredset Launches BitTorrent Charts

Wiredset just launched their BitTorrent Charts service. They currently index more than 30,000 trackers and over 200 BitTorrent index sites. The charts are updated on a daily basis and include the 50 most popular TV, Anime, Video, music, Software, and Game torrents. At first glance the data seems to be…

What if book publishers started to sue libraries?

In the recent past we've seen the record and movie industry sue everyone from little girls and soccer moms to college kids for illegal file-sharing. Imagine what would happen if book publishers started to take on public libraries.