Check The Quality Of Pirate Media With The All New VCDQ

There are many thousands of videos on the Internet and while it's possible to just go blindly to any one of dozens of torrent sites and search for movies or TV shows, there is no guarantee that the quality will be good. For the last decade that information has been available from VCDQuality.com and shortly the site will be relaunching with a new owner, a full makeover and fresh support for BitTorrent users.

BakaBT Anime BitTorrent Tracker Retaliates Against DDoS

BakaBT, a torrent tracker which specializes in serving anime fans, is currently down after suffering a huge DDoS attack. Although these type of attacks against torrent sites are nothing new, the operators say the person responsible has identified himself. Instead of caving in to his demands, the site has chosen to fight back.

uTorrent Idea Bank Taps Into the Wisdom of the Swarm

The uTorrent team has added an idea bank to their website where users can vote for and suggest features that should be implemented in the BitTorrent client. A Linux version of uTorrent and the option to receive an email when a file has finished downloading are currently the most voted for ideas.

Canada Fast-Tracks Draconian Anti-Piracy Law

Following pressure from the US Government, Canada is preparing to ram through a revamped copyright bill that will have disastrous consequences for consumers. The Government is hereby ignoring the public consultation held last year, where many Canadians spoke out against harsher copyright legislation.

UK Pirates Allowed to Vote in Costumes

The UK Pirate Party is just over one year old, but already it's participating in the General Election with candidates in nine constituencies. Pirate Party voters who go to the polling booth today can be assured that, contrary to recent rumors, it is okay to wear a pirate costume.

Survey: Hollywood Won’t Compete With Piracy Until It’s Gone

Commenting on the results of a new survey which found that most people who download movies, music and TV shows would do so legally if they were available via a reasonably-priced and convenient platform, the boss of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft says that the industry won't compete until rampant online piracy is seriously reduced. And so the deadlock continues.

IFPI and Antipiratbyrån Given Pirate-Chasing Bill Of Health

Following an inspection by Sweden's Data Inspection board late last year, it has been announced that both the IFPI and Antipiratbyrån comply with all necessary regulations in their hunt for illicit file-sharers. Although they will continue with their activities, data will no longer be used to send warning letters to suspected file-sharers.

Game Maker Switches to BitTorrent After Server Crash

The new release of MechWarrior 4 has crashed the game maker's distribution servers. The central distribution server collapsed last weekend when tens of thousands of people attempted to download the free game. To distribute the game to the public effectively and without issues, the game's makers will now switch to BitTorrent exclusively.