This year the Motion Picture Association are getting into the Christmas spirit early with the news that 'Operation Blackout' has begun with an offensive against camcording pirates in 13 countries. When the MPA starts constructing their slogans from songs, they must be serious. Watch out pirates!
The Hydra Project is a new script for private BitTorrent trackers designed to resist any attack or raid, and to guarantee the privacy and anonymity of its users. It's truly hydra compatible, which is much needed quality in these turbulent times.
The Pirate Bay has released a widget that puts a list of the top 10 torrents from any (or all) of the categories on the popular BitTorrent site on your Mac Dashboard. In addition they announce the upcoming release of a public API for their website.
In November we reported that the ZCult FM comic tracker had been put under legal pressure by the the combined might of Marvel and DC comics. Another tracker, ComicSearch, came out with an open letter to Marvel after this legal action, only to walk straight into the spotlight themselves.
The iPhone has no built-in BitTorrent client yet, but you can use it to access uTorrent remotely from anywhere in the world. The iPhone web interface for uTorrent makes it easy to manage your torrents when you're away from your desktop computer.
The private BitTorrent tracker Moviex has been setup and configured to leech from public BitTorrent users. Through some clever modifications, their tracker allows non-members to seed to the private tracker, while downloading is forbidden.
What.cd, one of the private BitTorrent trackers that aims to be a replacement for OiNK, also has plans to replace the slightly outdated TBSource script. When ready, it will be released to the public under either a GPLv3 or AGPL license.
Fred Goldman, father of Ron Goldman who was murdered alongside Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994, has joined the long line of people threatening legal action against The Pirate Bay. Goldman demands that they take down O. J Simpson's 'murder confession' book, a publication to which he owns the rights.