Pirate Bay is Back to Square One After Months of Domain Hopping


This week The Pirate Bay lost use of several of its 'hydra' domain names that millions of people have become accustomed to over the past year. The great irony here is that the site is now back to using its original domains which have worked perfectly all along. In fact,…

Pirate Zeitgeist: What People Searched for in 2015


Popular torrent sites get millions of visitors every day, but what have all of those people been searching for? Today we present the BitTorrent Zeitgeist 2015, 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.

Movie Studios Sue Fan-Funded Star Trek Spin-Off


Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios are suing the crowdfunded Star Trek spin-off "Prelude to Axanar." The makers initially aimed for a $10,000 budget to start the project, but have raised close to a million since. According to the Hollywood studios they are entitled to any and all profits, claiming that…

Google Asked to Remove 558 Million “Pirate” Links in 2015


Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 560,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine in 2015. The staggering number is an increase of 60% compared to the year before. According to Google the continued surge is a testament that the DMCA takedown process is working, but some copyright…

Hive-CM8 Apologizes For Leaking Hateful Eight DVD Screener

The group behind the controversial leak of screeners this holiday season has apologized for leaking The Hateful Eight before its premiere. In an unprecedented announcement Hive-CM8 say they never intended to hurt anyone and now believe that the leak has resulted in free "media hype" on a scale bigger than…

Pirated Screener Dump Stops After ‘Security Breach’


The people responsible for posting more than a dozen leaked DVD-screeners over the past several days have stopped their dump. Various sources cite a security breach as the reason for the sudden change, which likely means that many of the 40 promised leaks might never reach the public at large.

Did Pirates Clean Out Amazon Fire TV Stock in the UK?


Most of the UK's biggest retailers are currently running sales but those looking for Amazon's Fire TV Stick will go home disappointed. After massive sales this festive period the product is currently out of stock at all of the largest stores. While Netflix and Amazon Prime are partially to blame,…

Registrar Shuts Down Pirate Bay Domain Names

The Pirate Bay lost all of its active "Hydra" domain names this morning. ThePirateBay.LA, .GD, .MN and .VG were suspended by their registrar, alongside several other TPB related domains. The domain troubles make the site hard to reach through the usual channels, but The Pirate Bay still has some backups…