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.

Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Discusses the Site’s Future

On the day that The Pirate Bay announced that they will be sold to a commercial company for $7.8 million, Tomas Wennström secured an audio interview with TPB spokesman Peter Sunde. The interview is of great interest but raises even more questions as shockwaves continue through the P2P community.

The Pirate Bay Will Decentralize Its Operations (Updated)

Alongside the news that The Pirate Bay will sell shares on the Swedish stock market come some other significant changes. The site itself will decentralize and stop hosting and tracking torrents. Instead, The Pirate Bay will use a third party tracker and torrent hosting service to serve its users.

The Pirate Bay Sold To Software Company, Goes Legal

According to gaming company Global Gaming Factory X, it is in the the process of acquiring The Pirate Bay for $7.8m (SEK 60 million). The acquisition is scheduled to be completed by August and will see the site launch new business models to compensate content providers and copyright owners.

MediaDefender Virus Scam Targets Torrent Site Users

During the last few days a virus scam targeting torrent site users has reappeared. Internet users receive an email informing them they have been monitored by anti-piracy company MediaDefender on various torrent sites. Although a log file is included to 'prove' infringements, it contains what is being described as a…