Open Letter From TorrentFreak To Brein

The infamous anti-piracy watchdog BREIN infringed our copyright earlier this week as they used a quote from one of our articles without attribution. As a follow up to our previous article, we wrote an open letter to BREIN to educate the public about their lack of respect for the rights…

The Pirate Bay Cancels OiNK Replacement

The Pirate Bay has canceled its plan to launch an OiNK replacement. BOiNK was supposed to revive the hundreds of thousands of music albums that were lost during the raid, but The Pirate Bay will leave that up to more specialized private BitTorrent trackers.

BitTorrent Comic Tracker Re-Opens Despite Marvel and DC Threats

The Z-Cult FM comic book tracker has re-opened despite threats from Marvel and DC comics. "Contrary to popular belief, United States' laws are not, in fact, applicable outside America" they told TorrentFreak. As comic publisher SLG comes out in support of this torrent site, Z-Cult restarts its trackers.

Movie Director Uses BitTorrent as Lawyers Chase Those Downloading His Movie

The director of a successful Norwegian 'Kill Bill' parody movie who admits to downloading TV shows via BitTorrent himself, doesn't support his distributor as they take legal action against his fans. Fourteen people accused of sharing the movie have been reported to the police by MPA copyright lawyer, Espen Tondel.

Poor Anti-Pirates: E-mail About Leaked IFPI Email Gets Leaked

The infamous anti-piracy organization IFPI sent an email to warn its members NOT to any send email to colleagues that use an [email protected] email address because that domain is now owned by their rivals from the "International Federation of Pirate Interests". Unfortunately the members did not listen, and even the…

Forced Exodus of BitTorrent Sites Is Imminent

The Dutch ISP LeaseWeb can't take the pressure from BREIN anymore. As a preliminary measure they have now ordered dozens of BitTorrent sites - including some big-shots - to pack their stuff before December 1st, leave LeaseWeb and find a new home.

Marvel and DC Comics Join Forces to Target BitTorrent

When Demonoid disappeared recently, many people were sad at losing access to a great selection of comics. Those people are about to become even more upset as Marvel and DC Comics launch a twin strategy to shutdown a comic torrent community and target usenet uploaders.

PickyPirate: Metacritic Meets BitTorrent

It's not hard to determine what's hot on BitTorrent, just go to your favorite BitTorrent site and order the results by most seeds or peers. However, finding out what's popular by people "in the know" usually requires some more steps.