Avatar’s a BitTorrent Hit, But Fox Plays Down Piracy ‘Threat’

Avatar is doing great at the box office so it will come as no surprise that it is also very popular on BitTorrent. However, rather than the usual overreaction to piracy, Fox is playing down the leak and saying it will have a much smaller effect on profits. In the meantime, a lesser-known release blog is thrust into the spotlight.

After The Pirate Bay, Web Sheriff Takes On Jamie Oliver

Defending the rights of The Village People, the legendary Web Sheriff threatened The Pirate Bay's operators with legal action in an attempt to get compensation for the losses the six had suffered. The threats didn't lead to much unfortunately, so The Village People and the infamous Sheriff are now pointing the gun at Jamie Oliver instead.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of 2009

With 2009 nearing its end, we take a look at the most-pirated movie titles across various categories. Aside from the usual suspects such as Star Trek and Transformers, the list also includes a few surprising entries, and some notable absentees.

The Lionshare, Tracking Torrents and A Girl

Promoted by The Pirate Bay, isoHunt and many other file-sharing sites, the novel film distribution platform VODO presents its latest release, The Lionshare. The film centers around a fictitious BitTorrent site called The Lionshare, so distributing it through BitTorrent is only natural.

Nerrot – The World’s Most Minimal Torrent Site

As BitTorrent sites have developed over the years, many have added a plethora of features to enhance the user experience. A brand new torrent site called Nerrot, which officially launches its beta today, takes completely the opposite approach.

Hacktivists Protest Proposed Shutdown of P2P Sites

The Spanish Government is working on new legislation under which hundreds of file-sharing sites that are currently perfectly legal, could be shut off. In a response to these plans, a group of hacktivists have launched a clever campaign to prove that the proposal is useless, and that the Government might as well close down the whole Internet.

British Music Industry Sees Piracy Threat Beyond P2P

A new survey carried out on behalf of the BPI in the UK indicates that despite best efforts, P2P use is not in decline. As the industry continues to drag its feet when it comes to competing against other suppliers of music online, many consumers are branching out and turning to several alternative methods for acquiring their sounds.

DRM Fiasco Ruins James Cameron’s Avatar 3D Preview

Avatar, the long-awaited science fiction epic from James Cameron will launch this week, but already some lucky individuals have seen the movie. The same cannot be said of attendees at a 3D preview showing in Germany yesterday though. The movie's DRM 'protection' system failed and the video could not be decoded.