Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of 2008

As 2008 moves toward its end, we have been taking a a look at the most pirated titles in various categories. Following our Top 10 games post where 'Spore' headlined, we now take a look at movies. Unsurprisingly, The Dark Knight comes out on top, with the rest of the…

Pirate Parties are “A Classic Civil Rights Movement”

PiratPartiet, the Swedish Pirate Party, has started its march on Brussels with a bang. The party hopes to make a strong showing in June at the European Parliament elections, and has been bolstered in its aims by comments in major Swedish newspapers, which have termed the party “a classic civil…

Pirate Bay Censorship Case Not Over Yet

Earlier this year a Danish court ordered the ISP 'Tele2' to block its customers from accessing The Pirate Bay. The appeal of this initial ruling was lost two weeks ago, but the case is far from over. Tele2 has decided to appeal the decision before the Supreme Court, supported by…

Raise a Small Fortune By Selling Your Unwanted MP3s

In these credit-crunching times, many people are trying to raise extra money. Some people clear out the garage and have a sale, while others drop their unwanted items on eBay. If your purchases are digital in nature, don't worry. A new site has appeared where you can sell your unwanted…

FrostWire P2P Client Starts Artist Promotion

A common criticism leveled at most p2p clients is that they just ‘help people steal’, but they are actually a great tool to help promote undiscovered artists. This is exactly what FrostWire is trying to accomplish with their new FrostClick service. The results from their first featured artist are very…

Police Threats Close Many BitTorrent Sites

Yesterday we reported on the plight of RARBG, a large tracker forced to close by anti-piracy outfit, BREIN. Now it appears that this is just the tip of the iceberg. A whole raft of trackers are being forced to close or relocate following police action, including ArenaBG and several other…

How BitTorrent Can Teach Students DNA Sequencing

DNA sequencing is complex, and teaching students how it works can be quite a challenge. It often helps to use analogies, and give real life examples people are familiar with. At the University of Toronto they have found the perfect analogy to explain how DNA sequencing works: BitTorrent.