Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Blocked for Russians

According to reports coming in to TorrentFreak and tests carried out by us, we can report that Demonoid has been inaccessible to Russian users for at least a day. It appears that for many other countries it is business as usual - Demonoid works just fine.

ShareConnector Case Appealed After Two Years

In 2007 the admin of the eDonkey link site ‘ShareConnector’ was found not guilty in a criminal trial that was built around a lead from the dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN. Now, nearly five years after the case started and two years after the initial court ruling, the Department of Justice announced that it will appeal the verdict.

Entertainment Industry Cuddles Up to The Pirate Bay

Roughly a week before it acquires The Pirate Bay, Global Gaming Factory (GGF) outed its first entertainment industry partner. The Swedish Performing Rights Society confirmed negotiations with the company and sees a legal Pirate Bay as a "window of opportunity" to make up for the "heavy losses" it suffers from file-sharing.

Hackers Divert Anti-Piracy Website to Torrent Sites

Last week, the Portuguese Ministry of Culture decided to shut down or block 28 file-sharing sites. The original complaint came from local anti-piracy outfit MAPiNET. In what appears to be a revenge attack, hackers targeted their website and diverted it to some of the world's biggest torrent sites.

Radiohead Leak Their New Track To BitTorrent

During the last few days a new Radiohead song was mysteriously released onto the Internet. The track is called "These Are My Twisted Words" and until today it was unclear where it had come from. Now, thanks to a post on the band's blog, it seems the boys could've had it planned all along, as they are now linking to the song on Mininova.

Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay Before It’s Gone

In just a few days The Pirate Bay will be passed onto its new owners, marking the end of an era but not the end of BitTorrent. The nostalgic torrenters among us might want to download a copy of the site for archival purposes. It never hurts to have a backup of important data in place, especially when it's free.

Pirate Bay and BREIN Clash at Hacker Conference

Tim Kuik, head of Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN, had a brief encounter with Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm (Anakata) on Friday. The two met at Hacking at Random, an outdoor hacker conference that currently takes place in The Netherlands, where Kuik took part in one of the panel discussions.