About TorrentFreak

TorrentFreak is a publication dedicated to bringing the latest news about copyright, privacy, and everything related to filesharing. We are not a news aggregator but focus on unique and fresh stories. TorrentFreak is where news and copyright issues collide.

A copy of our website is, with permission, preserved by the U.S. Library of Congress.


TorrentFreak was founded in 2005 by Ernesto Van Der Sar. February 2007, we welcomed Andy Maxwell to our team. Ernesto and Andy are the two main writers. You can contact us through a variety of options.

Very occasionally, we feature articles from guest writers.


TorrentFreak is incorporated in The Netherlands. The mailing address is Office 21338, PO Box 4336, Manchester, M61 0BW, United Kingdom. The office address is Paterswoldseweg 806, 9728 BM Groningen, The Netherlands.

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