GGF Plans Torrent Site Assimilation

Global Gaming Factory (GGF) is set to acquire The Pirate Bay by the end of August, but once the deal is closed they will set their sights on other torrent sites, in the hope of expanding their business even further. In time, GFF hopes to buy as many torrent sites as possible and turn them into 'legit' businesses.

The Pirate Bay to be Traded on NASDAQ

The future Pirate Bay owners have big plans for the site and according to the CEO there is no doubt that the sale will go through. Since most interest thus far has come from the US, the company plans to get a listing at the NASDAQ, making it easier for people to trade stock in addition to files.

Oldest BitTorrent Site Targeted by Police, Owner Arrested

One of, if not the oldest BitTorrent communities still around today has been targeted by police and anti-piracy officers. The owner of FileSoup, one the most enduring sites since the introduction of the BitTorrent protocol, was arrested by police and denied his phone call and legal representation for more than seven hours.

Pirate Bay Verdict Disappoints Consumers Union

Last week the Amsterdam Court issued a default judgment in favor of BREIN versus The Pirate Bay, ordering the site to be blocked in The Netherlands because the defendants didn't show up. In a response to this verdict, The Dutch Consumers Union says it is disappointed that the judge ruled in favor of the anti-piracy outfit without looking into the content of their demands.

EZTV Makes Comeback with New and Improved Site

After nearly six weeks of downtime, the leading TV-torrent release group EZTV has made a comeback with a completely revamped website. The EZTV team has implemented many new features, including detailed information on every released episode and support for customized RSS feeds to replace the now defunct TVRSS website.

Pirate Bay Spokesman Peter Sunde Resigns

After many drama-filled turbulent years, Peter Sunde, the infamous Pirate Bay spokesman, has resigned. Citing a complete lack of time, Peter says he wants to concentrate on new things, including several projects and a book. "I am leaving a role in order to be a person instead," he said.

Hackers Whack Music Industry For Punishing Pirate

Hackers have taken revenge on the music industry after Romania's first convicted file-sharer was given a heavy fine. The industry said they had selected the individual at random, but hackers responded rather less randomly by causing the music industry website to blocked as malicious by both Google and Firefox.