Fox Goes After Leaked Movie Script On BitTorrent

Operators of BitTorrent sites are used to receiving takedown requests from Hollywood, it is part of their daily business. Usually the notices concern rips of DVD quality or leaks that were camcorded in theaters. Twentieth Century Fox, however, has surprised several site administrators with a notification for a film that is far from finished.

Marketeers Use Pirate Bay Brand To Generate Business

Yesterday saw the announcement that The Pirate Bay has launched a new dating site. PirateDate.com carries the unmistakable Pirate Bay galleon and replicates the well-worn pirate-style font, but how connected with The Pirate Bay is it? Well, perhaps not as closely as some might presume, but being mentioned in the same breath could be good enough.

uTorrent For Linux Is Coming, Finally

Five years after uTorrent was released for the Windows platform the development team has announced that it's working on a Linux version of the torrent client. The massive demand from users is cited as one of the main reasons why Linux users will have a native uTorrent application this coming summer.

BitTorrent Site Admin Hit With $262K ‘Bill’ By Anti-Piracy Group

After a surprise visit to his home by lawyers and anti-piracy group executives earlier this year, the admin of a BitTorrent site has been hit with a large claim for damages. The 18 year-old operator of the EliteBits private tracker now faces a demand for more than $261,000, but will be assisted in his fight by pro-sharing group, Piratgruppen.

The Pirate Bay: Four Years After The Raid

Today, exactly four years have passed since The Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police. While the entertainment industries hoped that this would be the end of their troubles, in hindsight they've created a a multi-headed hydra that is impossible to kill. The events that unfolded could easily be turned into a Hollywood blockbuster.

Big Media Has Trouble Collecting Pirate Bay Fines

Due to several verdicts against them, The Pirate Bay team were ordered to pay the entertainment industries $6 million in fines. As predicted, actually getting hold of the money is not going to be an easy job for them. Thus far, the debt collecting agency has only seized $30,000 of the total sum.

Piracy Will Earn Hurt Locker More Than the Box Office

Hollywood often complains that unauthorized downloads are causing the industry to lose huge sums of money. The makers of The Hurt Locker discovered that this doesn't always have to be the case. Through an extortion-like scheme, The Hurt Locker is set to make more money from settlements with BitTorrent users than it ever made at the box office.