After iiNet Victory, Where Now For Anti-Piracy Down Under?

After failing to bring ISP iiNet into line with some extremely lengthy and expensive legal action, Hollywood has been left short on options in Australia. Of course, AFACT won't give in. It is appealing the case and has resorted to sending out messages to scare Internet file-sharers. But does another…

Pirate Bay Buyer Offered Millions to Mininova

Global Gaming Factory's planned acquisition of The Pirate Bay last summer surprised BitTorrent's friends and foes alike. But The Pirate Bay was not the only site the company was after. It also put in a massive 20 million euro offer for fellow BitTorrent site Mininova.

Google Removes BTJunkie From Search Results

Following a DMCA takedown request from Fox regarding an Avatar torrent, Google has removed the BTJunkie homepage from its search results. A few months ago Google erroneously banned The Pirate Bay homepage for which it later apologized. Whether or not the BTJunkie ban is also a mistake is unclear.

The Pirate Bay Torrents Remain Online Despite Court Order

Last October the Amsterdam Court ruled that three former Pirate Bay operators had to remove a list of ‘infringing’ torrents from the website and block access to Dutch users. The Pirate Bay trio had to comply with the Court's demands before today, but nothing has changed and it's unlikely that… Fights Back After Domain Seizure

Last week,, a massive Russian BitTorrent site had its domain name suspended by order of the authorities. It quickly returned with a new URL but with accusatory fingers being pointed at Autodesk, questions raised over the .RU domain, DDoS attacks and a petition to the Russian President, the drama…

Top 10 Torrent Sites Soon Without Mininova

For the first time in five years Mininova is about to disappear from the top 10 of most visited torrent sites. This exit is due to a traffic drop that resulted from the removal of most of the site's torrents following a lost court battle. Newcomer KickassTorrents is still gaining…