uTorrent: An Organization With A Slight Craving For Power

For a while now, the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent has been marketed as a "an organization with a slight craving for power" to Italian users. A sentence that is as weird as it sounds in this context, even to Italians. Is there something evil about BitTorrent Inc. that we don't know of, or is there a logical explanation?

Sweden’s #2 Torrent Site Up For Sale, The Perfect Xmas Gift

It's that festive time of year again when people are on the look out for unusual gifts to delight those they love. But it can be tricky - what do you buy the guy or girl who has everything? As it happens, something unusual just came onto the market. How about gift wrapping Sweden's second largest torrent site for your loved one this Christmas?

Incompetent BitTorrent Researchers Strike Again

Opinion

Over the past years we've seen dozens of BitTorrent and piracy studies that were not the most robust or accurate, but the reports from the University of Ballarat's Internet Commerce Security Laboratory top them all. Among other painful mistakes, the researchers conclude that older films such as Gladiator, Juno and Hancock were among the 10 most downloaded films this summer, years after they came out.

Mininova Pays Settlement to BREIN to End BitTorrent Lawsuit

Mininova, once the largest BitTorrent site on the Internet, has paid a settlement fee to Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN to end the legal clash between the two parties. In return, BREIN dropped the damages claim they were preparing and Mininova has withdrawn their appeal, making it impossible for the site to return to full swing.

Anonymous’ Operation Payback IRC Operator Arrested

A teenager was arrested yesterday on suspicion of being involved with the Anonymous' Operation Payback. The operation orchestrated DDoS attacks on anti-piracy targets in the last months, and more recently against those who obstructed Wikileaks' work. Sources have informed TorrentFreak that the arrestee is one of the IRC-operators of Anonymous, known under the nickname Jeroenz0r.

uTorrent Adds VLC Media Player and Torrent Broadcast Apps

The BitTorrent Inc. team has just added two of the most interesting apps yet to the popular uTorrent client. The first one allows users to integrate the all-round media player VLC to uTorrent, making it possible for users to play media files from within the client. The second is uCast, an exciting new app which enables users to share a 'live' RSS feed of selected torrents with friends.

ACS:Law Take Alleged File-Sharers To Court – But Fail On a Grand Scale

Andrew Crossley, owner of the now infamous anti-piracy lawfirm ACS:Law, has always insisted that he has no fear of taking contested file-sharing cases to court. Now it has emerged that he recently tried to get a court to issue default judgments against individuals who offered no defense, but the hearing failed on so many levels its difficult to know where to start. Nevertheless, we'll have a go.