Gazelle Rejuvenates the BitTorrent Tracker Community

Some months back, Project Gazelle was launched. It was an attempt to build a new and improved BitTorrent tracker script. The ultimate goal is to produce a new framework for private torrent sites, faster than the common TB source, while being more secure from a code point of view, easier…

LimeWire Music Store Adds 1.2 Million Tracks

Most people know Limewire as the application that can be used to download music for free, but earlier this year, the Limewire team opened up their very own music store. Starting at $0.27, the Limewire store offers high quality, DRM-free MP3s, and today they added 1.2 million tracks to their…

Latvia’s Largest BitTorrent Tracker Shutdown, Admins Arrested

Much to the disappointment of more than 100,000 users, Latvia's largest BitTorrent tracker has been shut down by the authorities. Following a joint operation by Lativa's Economic Police and a local IFPI-affiliated anti-piracy agency, two administrators were placed under arrest.

RIAA’s Anti-Piracy Trade Agreement Wishlist

It might not come as a surprise when we tell you that the RIAA wants to turn the Internet into a virtual police state. Still, it's quite scary to see what their "future Internet" would look like. Let's take a closer look at the RIAA's suggestions for the Anti-Piracy Trade…

Acoustic Band ‘Utterly Depends’ on Piracy

Steve Knightley is one half of 'Show of Hands', an award-winning acoustic and folk duo from the UK. Steve says he is thankful to the people that pirate the band's music and go out of their way to promote the band. In fact, he says the band utterly depends on…

Alleged UK Pirates Offered Free Legal Representation

Over the last year, UK residents accused of sharing games like Dream Pinball have been threatened by lawyers Davenport Lyons. Stuck in a trap of not having enough money to defend themselves, many choose to pay compensation demands - guilty or not - fearful of a much bigger punishment if…