Netgear Unveils its TV-Torrent Player

Netgear has just announced its Internet TV Player, a set-top box that allows users to play content from video streaming sites like YouTube, directly on their TV. Perhaps of more interest is the device's built-in BitTorrent client, which makes it an ideal TV-torrent player as well.

Game Developer Confronts iPhone Software Cracker

The developer of an iPhone game had a nice surprise when it suddenly saw a surge in users. The game had around ten downloads a day from iTunes, which inexplicably transformed into more than 400 users in a single day. The reason - the game got cracked. Read what happened…

Pirate Prisons Project Launches, Book Your Cell Now!

Entertainment industry lobbyists are desperately pushing to get tougher anti-piracy legislation implemented worldwide. The Pirate Prisons Project followed these developments closely and sees it as a business opportunity. It has now opened up their prison construction project to investors, while pirates are given the chance to book a cell in…

Anonymous BitTorrent Service VPN4Life is a Scam

A few days we reported on a new service which claimed to offer lifetime anonymous BitTorrent for a $50.00 one-off payment. As the service 'launched' we had our doubts, but understandably some people decided to give it a try since it was so cheap. It turns out that the offer…

Mininova’s Torrent Downloads Double to 7 Billion in a Year

The BitTorrent popularity surge is still underway, with more users discovering that it's the fastest way to transfer large files online. One of the most frequently visited torrent sites, Mininova, has seen the number of torrent downloads double from 3.5 billion to 7 billion during 2008, and this download rate…

Campaign to Stop File-Sharers Being “Guilty Upon Accusation”

Next month, New Zealand is scheduled to implement Section 92 of the Copyright Amendment Act. The controversial act provides 'Guilt Upon Accusation', which means that if a file-sharer is simply accused of copyright infringement, they are immediately guilty. The punishment - summary Internet disconnection.