Karoo Won’t Disconnect Pirates Without a Court Order

Last month ISP Karoo in the north of England found itself in the middle of a storm when it said it would disconnect its subscribers upon an allegation of copyright infringement. Under pressure it quickly backtracked to a "3 strikes" regime but now they have told TorrentFreak that no-one will be disconnected without a court order.

14-24 Year Olds Pirate 8,000 Music Tracks Each

New research carried out by the University of Hertfordshire reveals some shocking and some surprising statistics. The survey, carried out on behalf of UK Music, reveals that 61% of 14 to 24 year-olds use file-sharing networks, with each amassing an average of 8,000 tracks on their computers.

Seedboxes Beware: Major Bug in TorrentFlux-b4rt

A seedbox supplier is warning of a serious bug just discovered in TorrentFlux-b4rt. The exploit, found by one of their customers, allows a user on a shared server to obtain torrents uploaded by other users. This enables the attacker to obtain another user's unique passkey and masquerade as them on private trackers

uTorrent’s 2.0 Beta Finally a Good Citizen

Almost four years since uTorrent had its debut, the development team has now released a version 2.0 Beta of their BitTorrent client with significant improvements and updates. BitTorrent tracker owners in particular have been looking forward to this release as it finally implements support for UDP trackers, turning it into a 'good citizen'.

Leaked Document Reveals Eircom Deal With Irish RIAA

This month Ireland’s largest ISP will assist with an anti-piracy campaign against its own customers. After making a deal with IRMA, Ireland's answer to the RIAA, Eircom will first warn alleged copyright infringers before ultimately disconnecting them. Now, in what appears to be a leaked document, the entire groundbreaking deal is outlined.

BREIN Holds Fire On Dutch Pirate Bay Block

Two weeks ago the Amsterdam Court ruled that The Pirate Bay must cease all operations in The Netherlands. The case, brought by the Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN, will be appealed by the defendants. Their newly found lawyer has already got BREIN to agree that the site will remain accessible to Dutch users for the time being.

Axxo Returns to Mininova, Or Does He?

When the popular DVD ripper aXXo stopped releasing new torrents earlier this year many loyal fans were left disappointed. After nearly five months of absence early indications seemed to indicate that he's back in business. However, those who look closer will notice that something is amiss.