ImageShack’s Free Torrent Download Service Expands

ImageShack, one of the largest media hosting websites, has implemented some significant upgrades to their torrent download service. One of the most innovative new features is the "video preview", which allows users to browse through stills of the video they are downloading, to get an impression of the quality of…

EZTV Trials TV-Torrent Streaming

Last week, we wrote about the new attempt to invigorate video distribution, by mixing torrents with streaming video. Our piece piqued the interest of the leading TV-torrent distribution group , EZTV , and just a few hours ago, they launched a live-beta test of the technology for their 'warez'.

The Pirate Bay Promotes “The Dark Knight” Leak

The Pirate Bay is messing with Hollywood again, as they've put up a new logo which links to pirated copies of the blockbuster movie "The Dark Knight". Although Warner did all it can to protect the film from leaking, a Cam version leaked onto BitTorrent sites soon after it premiered.

MPAA Hacker Spied on The Pirate Bay

Court documents show that a hacker, hired by the MPAA, offered to reveal the identities of the Pirate Bay founders. The hacker, who also retrieved private information from TorrentSpy, was paid $15.000 for his efforts.

Torrentz Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Torrentz.com, the largest BitTorrent meta-search engine, celebrates its 5th anniversary today. The site, one of the oldest torrent sites around, has evolved quite a lot over the years. Let's take a look at how it all started.

ISPs To Send “Hundreds of Thousands” of File-Sharing Warnings

According to initial reports, an announcement due later today will state that major ISPs in the UK have reached an agreement to work with the music industry to start mass warning file-sharers. The deal, brokered by the government, will see hundreds of thousands warned but not disconnected.

BitTorrent Users Seek Compensation from Comcast

Comcast is facing a nationwide class action lawsuit for cutting off the BitTorrent traffic of their subscribers. The lawsuit aims to stop the misleading advertising used by Comcast, and to compensate BitTorrent users for the disruption to their service.