Three Arrested In Connection With ‘Darkside’ File-Sharing Servers

This week Swedish police arrested three individuals on suspicion of copyright infringements. The trio are suspected of having connections to 'Scene' warez servers known as 'Darkside'. According to anti-piracy group Antipiratbyrån, the servers carried huge amounts of data making the case the biggest so far in Sweden, and possibly in Europe.

Transmission Moves Forward With 2.0 Release

Transmission, the most used non-commercial BitTorrent client, has reached a new milestone with the release of version 2.0. The community driven application, installed on millions of computers worldwide, is now faster and smarter than ever before. We get the lowdown from Transmission developer Charles Kerr.

Police Raids Tear Apart Hungarian BitTorrent Scene

Through co-ordinated raids across the country, Hungarian police have attempted to decimate the country's BitTorrent scene. Following the deployment of many officers, dozens of servers were seized and many of the country's trackers shut down, including the prominent 900,000 peer 'ncore' tracker. An ISP, university and many seedboxes were also targeted.

Huge Security Flaw Makes VPNs Useless for BitTorrent

Millions of BitTorrent users who have chosen to hide their identities through a VPN service may not be as anonymous as they would like to be. Due to a huge security flaw, those who use IPv6 in combination with a PPTP-based VPN such as Ipredator are broadcasting information linking to their real IP-address on BitTorrent.

The Tunnel: Buy a Frame of a BitTorrent-Only Horror Movie

As existing distribution models for music and movies continue to be disrupted, creators unhindered by old business models are looking towards alternative ways of bringing their product to the world. Filmmakers behind a new horror movie called The Tunnel are selling individual frames of their soon to be released BitTorrent-only venture, with one lucky investor picking up 1% of the profits.

US Government Told Piracy Losses Are Exaggerated

At a hearing yesterday, several experts told the US International Trade Commission that many of the estimates of piracy losses touted by the entertainment industries were inflated or misleading. Others claimed that current enforcement methods aren't working and suggested they try something else.

Massive P2P Conglomerate Backs New TV-Series

The largest P2P conglomerate ever assembled is supporting today's launch of the first episode of 'Pioneer One.' The show, made for and made possible by the P2P community, is actively promoted by uTorrent, Limewire and a variety of prominent torrent sites including The Pirate Bay and EZTV.

Music Biz Set To “3 Strike” Two-Thirds of Irish Broadband

Keeping its promise to Ireland's largest ISP, Eircom, the music industry has targeted the country's second largest ISP, Vodafone. According to a new report, Vodafone is in talks with the Irish Recorded Music Association about issuing warnings and eventually disconnecting its file-sharing customers. Since its introduction last month, around 800 Eircom customers have already received their first strike.