Investigation On Leaked Pirate Bay Verdict Closes

Last year, the District Court asked the police to investigate their own people after the verdict in The Pirate Bay case leaked to the public hours before it was officially delivered. Today the police announced that they have given up on finding the source of the leak and have closed down the investigation.

Huge Russian BitTorrent Site Has Domain Suspended

A massive Russian BitTorrent site has seen its domain name suspended by order of the authorities. Torrents.ru, the largest torrent site in the country indexing just about every type of media one can think of, has set up a temporary domain in order to keep serving its 4 million users.

Porn Studios Gag Rival Anti-Piracy Solution

The owners of several high traffic adult "tube" sites have developed an application that enables porn studios to prevent copyright infringement at no cost. The new system initially got some press coverage on an industry news outlet, but the coverage was pulled after complaints from some of the major porn studios.

How and Why BitTorrent Works, a Visualization

Millions of people use BitTorrent to share files every day, but only a small percentage actually understand how BitTorrent works and appreciate why it is such an efficient way to share large files. A simplified but insightful visualization helps to shed some light on the inner workings of the BitTorrent client.

Illicit File-Sharing and Streaming of TV Shows Increases

A new report by a consultancy firm specializing in analyzing consumer consumption of digital media reveals that during the last quarter of 2009, increasing numbers of Swedes accessed unauthorized movies and TV shows online. The research indicates that the downward trend provoked by the introduction of the IPRED legislation is over.

Blocked Pirate Bay Users Flock to Other Torrent Sites

Last week an Italian court ruled that ISPs should block access to The Pirate Bay. A few days later this block was enforced, but it is doubtful that the blockade will affect the piracy rate at all since other torrent sites are experiencing a massive increase in Italian visitors.

Three Arrested As Police Swoop on Rapidshare Link Forum

An Internet forum which provided links to movies and TV shows hosted on sites such as Rapidshare has been raided by police. Following an anti-piracy group investigation, three alleged operators of the 30,000 member site were arrested, two of which were teenagers. Searches were carried out on members in three other locations.

KickassTorrents Reveals BitTorrent Search Trends

The up and coming torrent indexer KickassTorrents has launched a new search trends feature. Users can use it to browse through the most popular search phrases for any given day or month to find out what's wanted by other BitTorrent users. Some interesting trends and old habits are revealed by the new feature.