Massive Site-Blocking Measures Countered By 100K Browser Addon Users

Two years ago, Portugal introduced a pioneering and voluntary site-blocking regime, with zero court orders needed. With almost 1,400 sites now on the list, TF spoke with Revolução dos Bytes (Bytes’ Revolution), a group that maintains a directory of blocked domains and bypasses every one of them, thanks to their…

TorrentFreak’s 17 Most Read Articles of 2017

With 2017 nearing its end, we take a look at the most read news articles posted on TorrentFreak this year. The troubles at ExtraTorrent clearly left their mark with three entries in the top ten, but other popular topics such as Game of Thrones, Kodi, and The Pirate Bay also…

Hosting Provider Steadfast Fights to Keep DMCA Safe Harbor

Chicago-based hosting company Steadfast has asked a California District Court to dismiss the broad copyright complaint filed by adult publisher ALS Scan. The hosting provider denies responsibility for the actions of a client's users, arguing that it is protected by the DMCA's safe harbor provisions.

2017’s “Piracy is Dangerous” Rhetoric Was Digital Reefer Madness

For much of 2017, major companies and their proxies involved in movies, TV shows, and live sports have tried to convince Internet pirates that their hobby is dangerous to their computers at best, their lives at worst. The campaign is the Reefer Madness of the digital era and it will…

This Was 2017 in ‘Pirate’ Searches

Popular torrent sites get millions of visitors every day, but what are all those people searching for? Today we present the "torrent zeitgeist" of 2017, a list of the top 50 most searched-for phrases and keywords on one of the most-used public BitTorrent indexes during the past year.

Steal This Show S03E12: Attack Of The Propaganda Bots

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to Sam Woolley, Research Director at IFTF Digital Intelligence Lab.

Kodi Returns to Its Roots, Now Available on Xbox One

The popular Kodi media player software returned to its roots today. The team just announced that Kodi for Xbox One is available worldwide through the Microsoft and Xbox store. This means that the project, which once started as the Xbox Media Player, has come full circle.