‘Pirated’ Youtube Clip Boosts Band’s Album Sales

If the major record labels are to believed, they lose millions of dollars due to YouTube pirates. But is this really the case? While anti-piracy outfits try to have all infringing music taken offline or have the audio on pirated YouTube clips disabled, the band Barcelona responded with a video…

OK, Sell The Pirate Bay – Everyone Will Have a Copy Soon

The Pirate Bay tracks half the world's torrents and it's getting sold, which might be viewed as a bit of a disaster for the BitTorrent world. But The Pirate Bay isn't really needed anymore, GGF can have it in August as planned and not much will change. All of the…

Get Free Anonymous BitTorrent With ItsHidden

With anti-piracy outfits warning those who share copyrighted content and ISPs threatening to pull the plug on alleged offenders, many file-sharers have decided to protect themselves by going anonymous. To accommodate this growing demand, ItsHidden is now offering a free VPN targeted at those who want to protect their privacy…

Music Industry Groups Threaten Hunger Strike Over Piracy

In apparent despair at the levels of music piracy in Nigeria, a collection of music industry groups are hoping to attract the attention of the country's president by taking drastic measures. They hope that broadcasters will soon run a "no music day" and if that wasn't dramatic enough, they are…

BitTorrent Hydra: Anonymous Hidden Tracker Via Tor

It's been less than a month since many feared the BitTorrent world would collapse due to a $7.8m investment in The Pirate Bay. Since then OpenBitTorrent has come along to largely take its place, backed up by PublicBT to spread the load. Now comes Hidden Tracker, a brand new public…

BitTorrent Behind the Scenes: BTjunkie

Millions of people use torrent sites every day, but little is known about the people who operate these traffic moguls. This summer TorrentFreak will feature the workstations and offices belonging to some of the leading figures in the BitTorrent community, starting with the founder of BTjunkie.

Ireland’s Largest ISP Starts Throttling and Disconnections

Next month Ireland's largest ISP will begin an anti-piracy campaign against its own customers. After caving in entirely to the orders of the music industry, Eircom will first warn alleged copyright infringers, then slow their connection "to a snail's pace", all followed up by disconnection from the Internet.