Pirate Bay Uploader Admits Copyright Infringement & Fraud

A man who uploaded the UK’s Top 40 singles to The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents each week has pleaded guilty to copyright infringement and fraud offenses. Wayne Evans, known online as OldSkoolScouse, was arrested last year by PIPCU after offering a capella tracks to other budding DJs and remixers.

Pirate Site Operators Are Like Heroin Dealers, Movie Boss Says


Australian movie chief Graham Burke has warned an international movie convention that people who run pirate sites are the "same type" of individuals who sell heroin. Noting that a multi-pronged approached is required to tackle illegal downloading, he said it's now time to start fining persistent Aussie pirates.

Bram Cohen Says New uTorrent Mode is For Private Trackers


The new 'Altruistic Mode' built into the latest release of uTorrent has been bemusing file-sharers who say they're already generous without a software setting. However, BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen informs TorrentFreak that the feature is aimed at private tracker users who don't want to get into ratio trouble, and it might have a future use too.

Web2Web: Serverless Websites Powered by Torrents & Bitcoin


Running a fully functional website in a regular browser without any central servers being involved sounds complicated, but with Web2Web it isn't. The project, powered by WebTorrent and bitcoin, allows anyone to create updatable websites that are as resilient as it gets.

Russia Mulls Downloading Fines if Site Blocking Fails


Faced with the possibility that website blocking may not achieve its goals, Russia is now considering fresh opportunities for decreasing online file-sharing. Sources familiar with negotiations say that authorities are mulling a system of fines which would target individual downloaders.

Pirate Kodi Add-Ons Gain Massive Popularity


Streaming piracy is on the rise with the popular media center Kodi at the center of attention. While Kodi itself is a neutral platform, millions of people use third-party add-ons to turn it into the ultimate pirate machine. In less than a year, the leading add-on repository has seen the number of unique users double, which may be just the beginning.