Prison Break Downloads Popular on BitTorrent

Less than a day after the first two episodes of Prison Break's fourth season aired on TV, close to a million people have already downloaded the episodes on BitTorrent. This is an impressive number and in the days to come it might even come close to the 6.5 million TV…

MPAA Wants ISPs to Cut Off Pirates

Following on from the IFPI-inspired Italian blockade of The Pirate Bay, the MPAA's President has been in Italy offering ideas on how to deal with the 'problem' of unauthorized file-sharing. Not wanting to flirt too much with originality, Robert Pisano is backing a 3 strikes-and-you're-out policy. Just how far will…

BitTorrent Searches Skyrocket as Sites Grow

The Pirate Bay, Mininova and isoHunt all have millions of visitors every day, searching for music, movies, software and especially TV-shows. Together, the three BitTorrent sites serve an impressive 500 million searches each month, and this number is going up every month.

Google’s Insights on BitTorrent Clients

Google is a great tool to compare the popularity of searches in a similar niche. When the number of people searching for something goes up, it is often a sign of increased popularity. We take a look at the search volume for three popular BitTorrent clients, how this changed over…

TorrentRelay’s BitTorrent Download Service Expands

In June we wrote about TorrentRelay, a site which enabled anyone with a web-enabled device to download torrent without a BitTorrent client. A few months later, the site has evolved quite a bit. We take a look at the new site and the range of useful features that were added…

Indiana Gregg to Beat Pirates with Music Download Site

Indiana Gregg has become a well known name around the net, mainly for her contradictory, and self-obsessed rants regarding piracy. The Scottish singer and her producer husband are now going to try and cash in on that 'net notoriety' with a new site they claim will help the artists; the…

Qwest’s Unofficial 250 GB Data Cap

Today, Comcast officially announced a 250 GB cap, while threatening to disconnect users who exceed this limit more than once. Comcast is taking the heat once again, but they are not the only ISP that limits its users. Other ISPs, Qwest being one of them, have exactly the same policy…