PublicBT Tracker Set To Patch BitTorrent’s Achilles’ Heel

Along with the lingering uncertainty surrounding the future of The Pirate Bay comes an increasingly urgent demand for alternative public BitTorrent trackers. PublicBitTorrent, operated by the people behind some of today's most prominent torrent sites, is one of these much needed alternatives.

Pirate Bay Buyer’s Stock Back to Square One

After Global Gaming Factory (GGF) announced that it intends to buy The Pirate Bay for $7.8 million, shares in the company quickly doubled. The financial faith in the company's plans for the world's most prominent tracker were short lived though, as the share price is back to square one two…

Movie Theater Streams 2K Resolution Film Using BitTorrent

The MPAA has previously been critical of the negative effect it says BitTorrent has on the movie industry, but a recent experiment in a Norwegian movie theater shows that it might actually be of use to them. Researchers from The Far North Living Lab managed to stream a full 2K…

Pirate Bay Block Violates Democratic Principles, ISP Says

Norway's largest Internet provider ‘Telenor’ was dragged to court by the movie and music industries last month, after it refused an earlier request to disable customer access to The Pirate Bay. Today, Telenor explains why it didn't cave in to the legal pressure and says it wants the courts to…

EU Commissioner: Digital Natives See Piracy As ‘Sexy’

EU Commissioner for Telecoms and Media Viviane Reding has joined the debate over Internet piracy. Yesterday she stated that both sides of the conflict are right but their inability to see things from the other's perspective is holding back progress. In the meantime, she says, piracy is seen by many…

Mininova Denied Rectification From Dutch Government

Recently a committee of the Dutch Parliament published a report on copyright legislation in which it made several false accusations against the Dutch-based BitTorrent site Mininova. The Mininova team were insulted by the report and demanded a public rectification, which the parliament has now refused. Mininova is now considering legal…

Hackers Undermine Piracy Evidence With Hadopi Router

Yesterday we reported that a provision in the revamped French "3 strikes" bill will allow for the punishment of ISP account holders for the copyright infringing actions of others. Now a group of hackers has set out to compromise WiFi routers en masse, in order to create an environment of…

Kazaa Uses RIAA Victim Jammie Thomas in PR-Campaign

After the malware infested P2P client KaZaa sold its legacy, the new owners converted it into a legitimate business selling their music subscription service to the public. However, in a recent press release they quote a hacker who committed suicide, warning Kazaa users that the RIAA might come after them…