Araditracker BitTorrent Site Shutdown After Legal Action

After four years of operation, the private torrent site AradiTracker has been closed down by the administrators. After surviving ISP troubles exactly one year ago, fresh legal action against the site forced it to close yesterday and it is very unlikely to return.

Trial Against The Pirate Bay Delayed

The upcoming trial against 'The Pirate Bay Four' has been delayed and at its earliest will begin at the end of this year - maybe even next year. Stockholm District Court initially said that the trial would start by the end of the summer, but gathering damage claims and serving…

Gazelle Rejuvenates the BitTorrent Tracker Community

Some months back, Project Gazelle was launched. It was an attempt to build a new and improved BitTorrent tracker script. The ultimate goal is to produce a new framework for private torrent sites, faster than the common TB source, while being more secure from a code point of view, easier…

LimeWire Music Store Adds 1.2 Million Tracks

Most people know Limewire as the application that can be used to download music for free, but earlier this year, the Limewire team opened up their very own music store. Starting at $0.27, the Limewire store offers high quality, DRM-free MP3s, and today they added 1.2 million tracks to their…

Latvia’s Largest BitTorrent Tracker Shutdown, Admins Arrested

Much to the disappointment of more than 100,000 users, Latvia's largest BitTorrent tracker has been shut down by the authorities. Following a joint operation by Lativa's Economic Police and a local IFPI-affiliated anti-piracy agency, two administrators were placed under arrest.

RIAA’s Anti-Piracy Trade Agreement Wishlist

It might not come as a surprise when we tell you that the RIAA wants to turn the Internet into a virtual police state. Still, it's quite scary to see what their "future Internet" would look like. Let's take a closer look at the RIAA's suggestions for the Anti-Piracy Trade…

Acoustic Band ‘Utterly Depends’ on Piracy

Steve Knightley is one half of 'Show of Hands', an award-winning acoustic and folk duo from the UK. Steve says he is thankful to the people that pirate the band's music and go out of their way to promote the band. In fact, he says the band utterly depends on…