‘The Dark Knight’ Conquers BitTorrent


Amassing over a million downloads in under seven days, 'The Dark Knight' is by far the most pirated movie of this week. Earlier this year, Cam and DVD-screener versions of the latest in the Batman series already found their way onto the Internet, making this blockbuster the most pirated movie…

TorrentFreak TV Episode 3

In this episode we talk about Obama's victory speech getting torrented, Quantum of Solace getting pirated, Finnish kids admitting to downloading, The Pirate Bay tracking 25 million peers and of course TV-show statistics.

Hacker Takes Over Torrentz, Sort Of…

A hacker has successfully changed the nameservers of the popular BitTorrent meta-search engine Torrentz.com. For a few hours the site was replaced with an Adbrite ad, and a link to a warez forum. To top it off, the hacker then contacted the Torrentz admin to brag about his hacking abilities.

The Pirate Bay Sees Traffic and Peers Surge

Only a few days before the largest BitTorrent tracker will celebrate its 5th anniversary, the Pirate Bay reached a new milestone. The site now tracks 25 million peers, which is more than the entire populations of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark combined.

Canadian Anti-Camming Laws Net First Conviction

Canada has its first conviction under the controversial Bill C-59. A man has been found guilty of 'camming' the movie 'Sweeney Todd' in Calgary on its opening day. The 21 year-old was given a $1,495 fine and placed on probation for a year. During this time he is also excluded…

Toyota Claims Ownership of Fan Wallpapers

Motoring giant Toyota is normally ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. The company is known for innovations like the Synergy Drive in the Prius, as well as long term reliability. However, if you take pride in your Toyota, and have it as a wallpaper on your system,…

Record Labels to Sue Vuze, Limewire and SourceForge

French record labels have received the green light to sue four US-based companies that develop P2P applications, including the BitTorrent client Vuze, Limewire and Morpheus. Shareaza is the fourth application, for which the labels are going after the open source development platform SourceForge.

Anti-Piracy Group Hints at Disclosure “On Demand”

The chief executive of UK anti-piracy FAST says the chances of a completely voluntary agreement between rights holders and ISPs to tackle file-sharing is "unlikely". John Lovelock, boss at the Federation Against Software Theft goes on to imply that what his outfit would really like is file-sharers' names and addresses…