Top 25 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2009

Just a few weeks remain in 2009, so it's time to publish the list of the top 25 BitTorrent sites that pulled in the most traffic this year. The Pirate Bay leads by a wide margin, followed up by Torrentz and isoHunt. KickassTorrents is the highest ranked newcomer in 11th place.

TorrentFreak TV S02E05

Another brand new episode of TorrentFreak TV. This week’s episode covers the latest Pirate Bay news, Mininova's Content Distribution Service, isoHunt's ongoing lawsuit, OpenBitTorrent, BCC's BitTorrent trial, RSS for torrents and much more.

Christmas Comes Early For BitTorrent – Demonoid is Back

As millions of people wait for the arrival of Christmas in just a couple of weeks time, the festivities have come early for BitTorrent fans. A few hours ago the mighty Demonoid fully returned and the good news is that there appears to be little data loss. Users are feverishly uploading fresh torrents right now.

Apple Says Audiobooks Must Have DRM

Audio DRM has all but dissapeared from MP3s. Apple said earlier this year that there would be no more DRM on music available via the ITunes music store. However, as prolific writer and blogger Cory Doctorow has found out, they still require DRM on their Audiobooks.

Consumer Rights Organization Starts Pro-Filesharing Campaign

Downloading copyrighted movies and music for personal has been legal in The Netherlands for years, but Dutch lawmakers are considering changing this in the future. In a response, the local consumer rights organization has launched a pro-filesharing campaign which emphasizes that downloaders are not criminals.

New Moon Pirate Camming Farce Comes To An End

When a woman who filmed her sister's birthday party and minutes of a movie was arrested recently, it showed how far MPAA brainwashing had spread. Theater managers, knowing full well that the lady faced three years in jail, insisted on pressing charges. Today, prosecutors threw out the case against her.

Damned Pirates: Hollywood Sets $10 Billion Box Office Record

Claims by the MPAA that illegal downloads are killing the industry and causing billions in losses are once again being shredded. In 2009, the leading Hollywood studios made more films and generated more revenue than ever before, and for the first time in history the domestic box office grosses will surpass $10 billion.

Digital Economy Bill: Lords Want To Stamp Out Piracy Chasers

Members of the House of Lords recently voiced concerns over the UK government's Digital Economy Bill, stating that the problems facing the entertainment industry are largely of their own creation. There was also criticism of companies who demand cash from file-sharers in the UK, and ideas were put forward to end their scheme.