BitTorrent Spammers Chosen to Spy On French Pirates

The French anti-piracy outfit Trident Media Guard has been chosen by the entertainment industry to track and report illegal downloaders in France. The company, known globally for its pollution of BitTorrent and other file-sharing networks with fake data, will assist in the recently passed Hadopi three-strikes law.

IFPI Loses “Deep-Linking” Case Against Baidu

In 2008, Baidu was sued for around $9 million by Sony BMG, Universal Music and Warner Music for providing so-called "deep-links" to copyright music tracks. A court has now ruled that providing search results does not breach copyright law, clearing China's biggest search engine of wrong-doing.

Download Torrents Remotely With ReactorFeed

Many sites support RSS feeds nowadays, but these are impossible to tweak or optimize. ReactorFeed makes it very easy to create and manage your personal torrent RSS feed, allowing you to add torrents to your BitTorrent client remotely.

EliteBits Private BitTorrent Tracker Raided

The private tracker EliteBits was raided on Friday. The site admin had a visit at his home by a court official accompanied by staff from a law firm who work for an anti-piracy group. They allegedly traced him via the bank account used to accept donations from members.

Mass Effect 2 Leaks to BitTorrent Before Official Release

Just a few days short of its official debut at retail stores, BioWare's Mass Effect 2 has become widely available on file-sharing networks. The leak has resulted in massive piracy as more than 300,000 gamers have either downloaded or are in the process of downloading a copy of the highly anticipated game via BitTorrent.

‘Piracy Isn’t Killing Music’ Radiohead’s Guitarist Says

Last year, Radiohead expressed their growing discomfort with record labels that abuse copyrights for their own benefit, while harassing their fans. In a recent interview, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien said that he doesn't believe piracy is killing the music industry, but that the industry will kill itself if it doesn't adapt to the digital age.

Oldest BitTorrent Site Knocked Down, But Not Out

In mid 2009, FileSoup - the oldest surviving BitTorrent site - was raided by police and the owner arrested. Despite this, however,the site remained online. Then, during the first week of 2010, FileSoup disappeared without warning. But there is cause for cautious optimism - FileSoup could be back sooner than you think.