Ernesto Van der Sar

Ernesto Van der Sar is a newsmaker and news gatherer with a fascination for piracy, lawsuits, and statistics.
I'm the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TorrentFreak. Dutchman, born in the eighties and raised near Amsterdam. In 2005 this site started as a simple blog that aimed to share and uncover news related to the file-sharing community. Over the years TorrentFreak has grown from a hobby to a serious news operation. We strive to bring topics to the forefront that aren't highlighted in the mainstream media, with a balanced perspective.
You can reach me at ernesto@torrentfreak.com Prefer not to send something in plain text? Use this public PGP key.

‘Copyright Troll’ Boss Faces Arrest Over Failed Payments in Piracy Case

Malibu Media, an adult entertainment company that has collected settlements from thousands of pirates over the years, is now facing…

18 hours ago

Hollywood and Netflix Signal “Piracy as a Service” (PaaS) as New Threat Vector

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has submitted its latest overview of 'notorious' foreign piracy markets to the US Trade Representative.…

2 days ago

GitHub Pulls Site and Repo of Pirate Proxy Service ‘Unblockit’ Offline

GitHub has removed the repository and the mirror website of Unblockit, a proxy service that allows people to access blocked…

3 days ago

Google Opposes ‘Sweeping’ Popcorn Time Piracy Blocking Request

Google has asked a Virginia federal court for permission to formally oppose the request for a far-reaching anti-piracy injunction. The…

4 days ago

VPN Service ‘Agrees’ to Block BitTorrent and Keep Logs to Settle Piracy Lawsuit (Updated)

VPN.ht has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by a group of independent movie companies earlier this year. As part…

5 days ago

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week – 10/11/2021

Every week we take a close look at the most pirated movies on torrent sites. What are pirates downloading? 'Free…

6 days ago

Megaupload Lawsuits Remain in Limbo After Nearly 10 Years Passed

Almost ten years after Megaupload was taken down the lawsuits against the site and its founder Kim Dotcom are still…

6 days ago

Supreme Court Denies to Hear Prenda Lawyer’s ‘Piracy Honeypot’ Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied to hear the case of Paul Hansmeier, one of the attorneys behind the Prenda…

6 days ago