Failed Pirate Bay Buyout Blamed for Global Gaming Factory Going Bust, Again

After more than a year of flirting with torrent sites, including the now infamous attempts to buy The Pirate Bay, the perilous financial position of Hans Pandeya's Global Gaming Factory X has reached a peak. Two creditors, who are together owed more than $220,000, have demanded that the courts immediately put the company into bankruptcy. GGF's overall debts are thought to be at least double that.

A Snapshot of the Public BitTorrent Landscape

In a few months BitTorrent will celebrate its tenth anniversary, and in these years it has become the preferred technology to share files online. Today we document a piece of BitTorrent history with one of the most elaborate overviews of the files currently available on public trackers.

Apple Accused of Selling Pirate Books On App Store

Pirated Chinese translations of books written by best-selling Japanese writers are being sold online by Apple. In a statement sent to the company today by a consortium of Japanese book publishers, the App Store operator is accused of not doing enough to ensure that it does not distribute copyright infringing material online.

Rogers’ BitTorrent Throttling Experiment Goes Horribly Wrong

Rogers, one of Canada's largest Internet providers, has upset many customers with a recent change in their network management systems. Since mid-September both up and downstream BitTorrent traffic has been severely degraded in certain areas, which goes against the company's network management policy. In addition, the new throttling technology has also slowed down non-P2P traffic in many cases.

Author Slams eBook Piracy, Son Outs Her As a Music Pirate

As part of an article investigating the growing phenomenon of eBook piracy, a Scandinavian news outlet interviewed a 19 year-old self-confessed pirate who bragged about his activities. To counter his viewpoint a well known author contributed to the piece, stating that she abhors book piracy since it costs her huge amounts of money. However, her moral stance took a bit of a beating when her son let an embarrassing fact slip out.

uTorrent: An Organization With A Slight Craving For Power

For a while now, the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent has been marketed as a "an organization with a slight craving for power" to Italian users. A sentence that is as weird as it sounds in this context, even to Italians. Is there something evil about BitTorrent Inc. that we don't know of, or is there a logical explanation?

Sweden’s #2 Torrent Site Up For Sale, The Perfect Xmas Gift

It's that festive time of year again when people are on the look out for unusual gifts to delight those they love. But it can be tricky - what do you buy the guy or girl who has everything? As it happens, something unusual just came onto the market. How about gift wrapping Sweden's second largest torrent site for your loved one this Christmas?