BREIN Demands $70,000 Per Day Penalty For Usenet Community

Earlier this year, anti-piracy outfit BREIN demanded the closure of Usenet community FTD. After negotiations between the pair came to nothing, BREIN declared FTD a criminal operation prompting FTD to take legal action against BREIN to clear their name. Now BREIN is counter-claiming against FTD, demanding $70,000 a day in…

TorrentReactor Users Suffer Rootkit Attack

With millions of pageviews every day TorrentReactor.net is ranked in the top 5 of all torrent sites in terms of traffic which makes it a lucrative target for malicious attacks. The site is currently suffering from a serious security breach resulting in a rootkit being installed on the computers of…

Mininova Demands Rectification from Dutch Parliament

Last month a working group of the Dutch Parliament published a report in which they made various suggestions on how to deal with online piracy. In their analysis they made several false accusations against the Dutch based BitTorrent site Mininova, who today announce that they will take legal steps if…

A Glimpse at The Pirate Bay’s Uncertain Future

Opinion

After Global Gaming Factory X announced that it intends to buy The Pirate Bay for $7.8 million, the CEO of the company bombarded the press with his revolutionary plans for the site. By paying both the copyright holders and file-sharers the company aims to reshape the digital media landscape. We…

Suspicions of Insider Trading Surround Pirate Bay Buyers

Shares in GGF rose dramatically yesterday on the news that the company is set to acquire The Pirate Bay. However, about a week ago equity marketplace Aktietorget shut down trading of GGF's stock after unusually large trading volumes led to a rapidly increasing stock price, prompting suspicions of illegal trading.

BitTorrent On Your TV For Less Than $90.00

Numerous BitTorrent-enabled TV devices are jostling for position next to your TV these days, but a new entrant to the market attracts the eye not because of what it has, but for what it doesn't. CinemaCube is a BitTorrent-enabled set-top box that goes for the less-is-more angle, at a price…

Digg and Mininova Team Up to Seed Bruno

The latest Digg Dialogg stars none other than Brüno, the über-famous Austrian model and host of the Funkyzeit fashion and celebrity show. To make sure that Brüno's interview is well-seeded at all times, Digg has teamed up with Mininova.