When Pirates Pay, They Pay Good


Last week we reported on the release of Steal This Film 2, a documentary about the past, present and future of filesharing. The film is free to download, but people are encouraged to donate some money if they want to support future projects. Surprisingly, the pirates who decided to donate…

YouTorrent: Great New BitTorrent Search Engine


New BitTorrent sites are launched every day, but only a few stand out or have something new to offer. YouTorrent is such a new site; feature-wise it's just a meta-search engine, but the design and user interface make it one of the best I've seen.

US Pirate Party Endorses Barack Obama

The US Pirate Party has no candidate for the upcoming elections, but who do the pirates vote for? Barack Obama, and the party strongly urges all its members to support his campaign, and vote for him in the primaries, and later this year in November.

BitTorrent DNA Vulnerable to Remote Hijack

A recent reports suggests that the BitTorrent DNA, which is bundled with the mainline client, is an "exploitable" version of uTorrent without the user interface. It is suggested that it is possible for any websites to offload content to the btdna.exe, without the user's consent.

Conspiracy Against Shareaza and Open Letter to the Recording Industry

French recording labels are suing three P2P software vendors, including Shareaza. They make many false claims against Shareaza in order to win in court. This is an open letter to them, setting the record straight and a look at MusicLab who now control iMesh and Bearshare, and has recently hijacked…

TorrentFreak’s Most Memorable Quotes of 2007

We wrote hundreds of articles this year, it is nearly impossible to summarize all the things that happened, but here is a selection of some of the most funny, controversial and thought provoking quotes that passed.