LeechMonster Downloads Torrents For You This Christmas

LeechMonster is a new service that allows users to download torrents directly to their PC through a remote server, without having to fire up a BitTorrent client. For many people this will reduce download times significantly. TorrentFreak readers have the honor of testing the service for free this Christmas.

Music Is Better Off On BitTorrent, Than With Apple or Big Music

The music industry is changing rapidly. On the one hand there are tens of thousands of artists who use the Internet as a distribution channel and share their music online for free, but on the other side of the spectrum Big Music and Apple are tightening the bolts. We discuss…

Humble Indie Bundle 2 Embraces BitTorrent

Offering $85 worth of games for a price set by the buyer, Wolfire's Humble Indie Bundle 2 pack has brought in more than $1.6 million since its launch. Inevitably, some people are using unofficial channels to acquire it and of course, BitTorrent is high on the list. After reaching out…

Court Dismisses ShareConnector Case Citing Faulty Evidence

After six years, the criminal proceedings against P2P index site ShareConnector have finally come to an end, much to the embarrassment of the Dutch Department of Justice. The Court dismissed the case and ruled that the Public Prosecutor relied too much on evidence provided by anti-piracy outfit BREIN, and failed…

Movie Group Will DDoS The Courts To Have File-Sharing Laws Weakened

A movie interests association has just announced an interesting new strategy. Having previously focused on having The Pirate Bay blocked in their home country, ACAPOR - which recently had its emails leaked by Operation Payback - says it will now make legal history by reporting unprecedented numbers of file-sharers to…

What.CD BitTorrent Tracker Breaks A Million Torrents

What.CD is not your ordinary BitTorrent tracker. The three year old site is most of all a community of audiophiles and music fanatics, and one that has built one of the largest music catalogues that ever existed. Today, What.CD saw the upload of its millionth torrent, an absolute record for…

Spain Rejects Proposed Legislation to Shutdown P2P Sites

The Spanish House of Representatives has rejected new legislation under which hundreds of file-sharing sites that are currently perfectly legal, could have been shut down. The rejection is a major victory for the tens of thousands of Internet users who launched many protests in recent months. Conversely, the news will…

Judge Orders Hearing To Deal With All ACS:Law File-Sharing Cases

Following last month's failed attempt by ACS:Law to have default judgments handed down to 8 individuals accused of illegal file-sharing, the company's allegations have again been heard in court. Detailing a case where ACS failed to get the defendant's name right, a judge has now rounded up all of the…