First DVD Screener Leak of 2017 is Denzel Washington’s Fences

The leaked DVD screener drought has been broken with the release of the Denzel Washington movie Fences. The copy carries a Paramount Pictures "For Your Consideration" watermark. With more leaks said to be on the way, the group behind the leak informs TorrentFreak that they prefer not to brag about…

Cox’s Repeat Infringer Policy Was an Elaborate Sham, BMG Says

Music rights group BMG has filed its response to the $25 million damages appeal of Internet provider Cox Communications. According to BMG there is no reason to overturn the earlier verdict. Among other things, the company stresses that Cox's policy to terminate accounts of repeat infringers was an elaborate sham.

RightsAlliance Forces Ten-Year-Old Site to Delete All Torrents

A private tracker that has been plagued with all kinds of legal trouble over a decade has finally succumbed to copyright holder pressure. The Internationals weathered the storm of its owner being arrested four years ago but has just been forced to delete all of its torrents.

Pirates: You Can Click But You Can’t Can Hide

In a big publicity campaign targeting all types of media and even paying cinema-goers, in 2004 the MPAA warned torrent users that being anonymous online wasn't possible. You Can Click But You Can't Hide, their famous slogan read. Now, coming up for an unlucky 13 years later, nothing could be…

Five ‘Fantastic’ File-Sharing Forecasts for 2017

Today marks the start of a new year where file-sharing and piracy will dominate the headlines once again. From our well-informed headquarters we take a look at some recent developments and the stunning consequences they may have in 2017.

Pirate Bay Will Continue to ‘Stick it to The Man’ in 2017

The Pirate Bay, widely considered as the bastion of piracy, plans to keep growing in 2017. TorrentFreak spoke with one of its crew members who says the site will continue to help unselfish file-sharers stick it to the man while protesting copyright exploitation.

New KickassTorrents Team Condemns Jailing of Music Pirate

The people behind the resurrected KickassTorrents have condemned the sentence handed to one of the site's former music releasers. After uploading Top40 songs to the old KAT, Wayne Evans was sent to prison for 12 months, something the team describes as "offensive in the extreme."

Google Removed Over 900 Million ‘Pirate’ Links in 2016

Google removed over 900 million pirate site URLs from its search results in 2016. The staggering number is an increase of nearly 100% compared to the year before. While Google has taken some steps to make pirate sites less visible, it continues to disagree with rightsholders on how to move…

‘Deadpool’ is the Most Torrented Movie of 2016

As 2016 nears its conclusion we take a look at the most pirated movies of the year on public torrent sites. Deadpool comes out on top in a list that's heavily populated by superhero and comic movies, without any major surprises.

2016 Was The Year Torrent Giants Fell

2016 has been a memorable year for torrent users but not in a good way. Over a period of just a few months, several of the largest torrent sites vanished from the scene. From KickassTorrents, through Torrentz to What.cd, several torrent giants have left the scene.