Portugal Hands Jail Sentence to First Convicted File-Sharer

In the first conviction of a file-sharer in the country, Portuguese authorities have handed down a harsh sentence of 90 days imprisonment in order to "set an example". The unnamed individual faced court after the Portuguese version of the RIAA issued a complaint about unauthorized uploading.

OiNK’s Bail Date Extended for the 4th Time

During October 2007, the popular BitTorrent tracker OiNK was shut down in a joint effort by Dutch and British law enforcement. Today, the bail date for OiNK admin Alan Ellis has been extended for a fourth time, now until the 28th of July.

Malaysian Government Orders Torrent Sites Shutdown

Reports are coming in that the government in Malaysia has ordered the immediate suspension of many BitTorrent trackers hosted in the country. In a shock move, the government - citing the 'Copyright Act 1987' - has ordered hosts to suspend servers hosting BitTorrent sites, pending an investigation. Many sites are…

IsoHunt Goes Secure, Adds SSL Encryption

ISPs and authorities increasingly use Deep Packet Inspection hardware to block access to BitTorrent sites, or spy on users' browsing habits. To offer its users more privacy, isoHunt has now added SSL encryption, making it impossible for your ISP or the authorities to monitor your activities on the BitTorrent site.

Arrested OiNK Uploaders’ Bail to be Extended

The six individuals who are arrested for allegedly sharing music on the OiNK BitTorrent tracker, are due to report to police at the start of July. The five men and one woman, who are suspected of conspiring to defraud the music industry, will have their bail extended. Unsurprisingly, the police…

Don’t Humiliate Yourself Complaining to The Pirate Bay

The 'legal threats' section of The Pirate Bay is where record labels, movie companies, software house and general anti-pirates have their complaints posted after the staff on the site have ridiculed them. A new set of complaints has appeared in the last few days - some of the most cringe-worthy…

Leaked TV Episodes Popular on BitTorrent

This weeks "Most pirated TV-episodes" chart lists four shows that were leaked before the official air date: 'Stargate Atlantis', 'True Blood', 'Life on Mars' and 'Do Not Disturb'. It's PREAIR season.