ISP Friendly BitTorrent Tracker Doubles Download Speeds

A new Open Source BitTorrent tracker set to be released in September promises to boost download speeds by up to 150% and decrease the load BitTorrent users put on ISP networks by 20 to 50 percent. Based on the widely used OpenTracker software, the new BitTorrent tracker aims to overcome…

Poll: Will The Pirate Bay Sale To GGF Go Ahead?

There have been many P2P-related dramas during the last decade but measured by intensity and media coverage, few have got anywhere near the proposed sale of The Pirate Bay to Global Gaming Factory. So, after everything you've heard and everything you've read - do you think the sale to GGF…

25 Great Pirate Bay Alternatives

The end of the Pirate Bay is nearing. Even if the deal with GGF doesn't go through the current owners are likely to sell to one of the other interested parties. For many BitTorrent fans this means that they have to find an alternative. Luckily there are plenty of good…

Pirate Bay Acquisition Hits Iceberg In Stormy Weather

From the moment it was announced, the Pirate Bay acquisition by Global Factory Gaming (GGF) has been surrounded by controversy. Now, less than a week before the deal is supposed to go through, GGF's CEO is accused of not paying a former director and one of its potential partners. As…

The Brand New Pirate Party of Finland on File-Sharing

A working group at Finland's Ministry of Education believes that it can reduce piracy by sending warnings to alleged file-sharers. This week saw the official registration of Finland's Pirate Party, so TorrentFreak caught up with their spokesman Kaj Sotala for a more detailed look at the proposals and file-sharing in…

BREIN Not Impressed With New Pirate Bay Plans

In an attempt to convert The Pirate Bay into a site with a seal of approval from the entertainment industry, Global Gaming Factory (GGF) said it will install a torrent removal/approval system. However, the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN said today that GGF has to come up with a better plan…

Eircom Agrees to Block Pirate Bay Access

Previously Eircom worked out an agreement with the Irish equivalent of the RIAA to disconnect customers suspected of repeated copyright infringements. Today, Ireland’s largest ISP announced another deal with music industry lobbyists in which they agree to prevent their customers from accessing The Pirate Bay, starting next month.

Torrented Pirate Bay Copy Comes To Life

A few days ago TorrentFreak reported that an anonymous user of The Pirate Bay had managed to copy the entire site and upload it as a torrent. Now the inevitable has happened - a working copy of the world's most infamous torrent site is already up and running, created from…