Kyrgyzstan’s Biggest Torrent Site Shutdown By Police

Torrent.kg, the biggest torrent site in the Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, has been shut down on allegations of copyright infringement. The police seized the site's servers pending an investigation, but in the meantime the country now has its own version of OpenBitTorrent to keep the torrents flowing.

EliteTorrents Admin Finally Free After Dark Four Years

After being jailed for his part in uploading a pre-released Star Wars Episode III in 2005, the admin of the EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker is finally a free man. Around 3 weeks ago Scott was removed from the US government's monitor list and he now shares his thoughts with TorrentFreak.

GGF Plans Torrent Site Assimilation

Global Gaming Factory (GGF) is set to acquire The Pirate Bay by the end of August, but once the deal is closed they will set their sights on other torrent sites, in the hope of expanding their business even further. In time, GFF hopes to buy as many torrent sites…

The Pirate Bay to be Traded on NASDAQ

The future Pirate Bay owners have big plans for the site and according to the CEO there is no doubt that the sale will go through. Since most interest thus far has come from the US, the company plans to get a listing at the NASDAQ, making it easier for…

Oldest BitTorrent Site Targeted by Police, Owner Arrested

One of, if not the oldest BitTorrent communities still around today has been targeted by police and anti-piracy officers. The owner of FileSoup, one the most enduring sites since the introduction of the BitTorrent protocol, was arrested by police and denied his phone call and legal representation for more than…

Pirate Bay Verdict Disappoints Consumers Union

Last week the Amsterdam Court issued a default judgment in favor of BREIN versus The Pirate Bay, ordering the site to be blocked in The Netherlands because the defendants didn't show up. In a response to this verdict, The Dutch Consumers Union says it is disappointed that the judge ruled…

EZTV Makes Comeback with New and Improved Site

After nearly six weeks of downtime, the leading TV-torrent release group EZTV has made a comeback with a completely revamped website. The EZTV team has implemented many new features, including detailed information on every released episode and support for customized RSS feeds to replace the now defunct TVRSS website.