30 Days of DRM

Canada may be facing its own DMCA according to Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. And, “given the strength of the copyright lobby, we may need protection from the next copyright bill,” he says. With that in mind, tomorrow Giest launches…

The companies behind the PirateBay raid

The Pirate Bay claims to have uncovered more dirt from behind the scenes in the controversial raid against PRQ and The Pirate Bay in May. They write on their blog that they have gotten hold of inside information from the MPA, including confidential e-mail correspondence between the MPA’s judicial representative…

Anti-Piracy lobby bans Kid From music chart

The UK Anti piracy lobby BPI (British Phonographic Industry) bans the 12 year old Amy Thomas from the “school kids music chart because her record label refuses to sue music fans. The Inquirer writes: Amy had been chosen as one of ten young artists to feature on the My Music…

A PirateBay for Kids

Teaching kids how to copy. Poster campaigns in schools, and a PirateBay for kids. The most brilliant idea’s are often generated at the dinner table. A quote from the Wired article about how piracy divides Sweden: Pirate Bay’s Peter is dining with a crew of pirates from all over Europe.…

Album review: hotel coral essex by futuristic sex robotz

True nerds. Great lyrics combined with slammin beats, these gangsta Nerds have it all. TorrentFreak will review CC-licensed albums (with BitTorrent links) on a weekly basis. This one is a pretty geeky one, but there will be “normal” ones in the future. Futuristic Sex Robotz was founded by Coaxke and…

Bearshare Borged

Convert? Or be shut down for eventual transmogrification? The commercial p2p scene is beginning to look like a Borg movie with former independent commercial p2p operators being sucked into the corporate maw one by one, to reappear as rigidly controlled mutations of their former selves. The Borg are known, “both…

Allpeers: review and future plans

Allpeers is a revolutionary Firefox extension that makes it possible to share pictures, music and video's within Firefox. The files are distributed using BitTorrent. Allpeers is not yet squeezing everything out of BitTorrent, but Matthew Gertner from Allpeers told TorrentFreak that this will definitely change in the near future.

Torrentpod Pilot

Here’s a pilot of our weekly podcast. Welcome to TorrentPod, the official podcast of TorrentFreak.com. Join your host Charlie as he delves into this weeks latest news, and what really pisses him off about the RIAA. This show is a pilot, so please leave a (audio) comment to help Charlie…