The Inside Story of the Araditracker Shutdown

At the end of August 2008, the Araditracker BitTorrent tracker disappeared. At the time, sources close to the case said that legal action had been taken against the site, but the exact events were surrounded in mystery. Here is the inside story of the police raids in August and another…

The Pirate Bay Launches Free Mobile Video Converter

The Pirate Bay has established itself as the largest BitTorrent tracker, and helps to distribute millions of files a day. Today, the Pirate Bay team adds yet another service to its arsenal, a free video converter that allows users to put their favorite movies and TV shows on almost every…

BitTorrent Crash Linked to Military Satellite Hack

When you want to get a precious cargo moved in a cool way in a Hollywood movie, look no further than Frank Martin, aka The Transporter. When you want to get precious stuff from A to B over the Internet, the 'cool' way is by using BitTorrent. But did you…

RIAA Stops Lawsuits, But Not the Threats

For years the RIAA has been filing lawsuits against thousands of individuals who allegedly shared copyrighted music. Following recent court setbacks, the lobby group has announced it will stop mass lawsuits. Instead, it will focus on cutting deals with ISPs to disconnect 'IP-addresses' that repeatedly share copyrighted music.

TorrentFreak TV Episode 5

In this episode we talk about BitTorrent Inc's search engine, Resident Evil CG animation, the Pirates of the Amazon add-on, the most downloaded games & movies of 2008, and we explain how to control uTorrent with an iPhone,

FireTorrent Brings BitTorrent to Firefox

Firefox is the web browser of choice for many people, but unlike Opera, it can't download .torrent files natively. With FireTorrent you can now add BitTorrent support to Firefox. The add-on makes it possible to download .torrent files in the browser, and integrates BitTorrent downloads into the existing download manager.

‘Wanted’ P2P Pre-Releaser Gets 2 Year Jail Sentence

A man who added custom subtitles to a pirated copy of the movie ‘Wanted’ and uploaded it to a file-sharing network has been sentenced. Kazushi Hirata, who uploaded the movie in advance of its Japanese theatrical release, received a 2 year suspended jail sentence.

The Mighty ShareReactor Returns – Now With Added Torrents

ShareReactor was one of the world's biggest and most popular eDonkey indexing sites with over a quarter million members. The Swiss police shut down the site in 2004 but now, four years later, the file-sharing giant is set to make a full return. Supported by The Pirate Bay team, it's…