The Pirate Bay, Piratbyrån take a stand against Net Censorship

Recently the Swedish ISP, Perspektiv, under orders from the IFPI, blocked all its customers from accessing the popular 'grey market' online music store, AllOfMp3. The Pirate Bay has now countered this move and decided to block all of the ISP's customers from accessing its site.

Swarmcast Recieves Major Funding for P2P Digital Cinema Distribution

P2P company, 'Swarmcast' has received $5 million in funding to develop a secure and fast system to distribute very high definition (upto 250GB) Hollywood movies to digital cinemas. With all the uproar about BitTorrent Inc lately, the deal that Swarmcast made has remained relatively unnoticed.

Free Download: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) is considered to be one of the worst movies ever made. It is so bad, that it is actually fun to watch. The filmmakers were probably too embarrassed to renew the copyright, so it's now in the public domain.

Kids use their Phones to Share Music

A recent survey amongst 1500 British kids between the age of 8 and 13 shows that 33% of them share music via their mobile phones. 45% of the kids that did not share, would like to do this in the near future.

Will BitTorrent Open Source uTorrent?


After the recent announcement by BitTorrent Inc that it has acquired the popular, lightweight Windows torrent client, uTorrent, there has been much speculation about the company making the source code of uTorrent public.

The Mosts Popular DVDrips on BitTorrent

We have decided to publish a weekly DVDrip chart here on TorrentFreak. The "BitTorrent DVDrip top 10" will replace the "BitTorrent movie download chart," and will be published on a weekly basis. The chart will only list DVDrips, no DVDscreeners and no Cams.

BitTorrent Inc Buys uTorrent

BitTorrent Inc just announced that it has acquired the popular BitTorrent client, uTorrent. uTorrent will continue to have its own website and community for now, and the uTorrent code base will remain closed source. Ludvig Strigeus, the writer of uTorrent will serve as a technical consultant, but BitTorrent Inc will…