Bob’s Burgers Animator Helps Seeding The Show’s Torrent

Bob's Burgers is a new animated sitcom which first aired on Fox last weekend. With nearly 10 million viewers and the highest rated premiere of the season, the show had a pretty decent start. On BitTorrent there has been plenty of interest as well, even from someone who's actively involved in the production. In fact, one of the show's animators has been proudly seeding the first episode on the semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid.

Empornium and PureTNA Permanently Shut Down

Two of the Internet's biggest adult entertainment BitTorrent trackers have today confirmed to TorrentFreak that they have permanently closed down. With comfortably more than 2.5 million members between them, the closure of Empornium and PureTNA leaves a sizeable number of porn fans both empty handed and with nowhere to put their seeds.

MegaUpload Fights Back Against MPAA and RIAA Propaganda

As the Internet's cyberlocker companies come under sustained verbal attack from Hollywood and the music industry, the major players are fighting back. By retaining Google's lobbying company, leading file-hoster RapidShare has clearly signalled its intent not to go quietly and now its number one competitor, MegaUpload, has responded to what it calls MPAA and RIAA propaganda.

RapidShare Accuses ‘Piracy Report’ Publisher of Defamation, Might Sue

A widely published research report from the brand protection company MarkMonitor has outraged the Swiss based cyberlocker RapidShare, who might sue for defamation. The research branded RapidShare as the leading digital piracy site with 13 billion page visits a year, while the site's management has gone to extreme lengths to emphasize its legitimacy, both in and outside court.

Chinese Crackdown On Piracy Enters The Digital Domain

Since late last year there have been rumblings that China would soon carry out another crackdown on piracy. During the last week reports suggested that the country's actions were mainly in the physical domain but now, alongside reports that 4,000 people have been arrested, it seems China is conducting both a music and video piracy purge. More than 200 sites are under orders to remove music and some of the country's leading video sites are deleting illicit content and cuddling…

Cyberlockers Take Over File-Sharing Lead From BitTorrent Sites

In terms of visitor traffic Cyberlockers have taken over the file-sharing lead from BitTorrent sites. This trend has been developing over the last few years and has accelerated in recent months to a position where the number of one-click hosting sites that are larger than The Pirate Bay in terms of traffic has grown to five. All signs indicate that file-storage services are becoming the new sharing standard.

RapidShare: We’re Dedicated To Fighting Online Infringement

When it comes to commercial file-sharing sites, few are as exposed as RapidShare. Listed by the entertainment industries as being among the world's most notorious locations for pirated media, the company is certainly feeling the heat. In an attempt to correct what it sees as misconceptions about its operations, RapidShare has hired a prominent US lobbying firm and now appears to be reaching out to the entertainment industries to see them not as a foe, but a helpful friend. But…

Record Labels To Pay $45 Million for Pirating Artists’ Music

The major record labels are known for their harsh stance on copyright infringements, which in an ironic turn of events is now costing them millions of dollars. Revealing a double standard when it comes to 'piracy', Warner Music, Sony BMG Music, EMI Music and Universal Music now have to pay Canadian artists $45 Million for the illegal use of thousands of tracks on compilation CDs.