French Anti-Piracy Law Doomed to Fail

Despite plenty of protests, the French Parliament passed a controversial new law last week that will see alleged copyright infringers disconnected from the Internet. Now, a new survey reveals that 60% of French Internet users are against the so-called HADOPI law. 69% say they believe it will fail.

Facebook Blocks All Pirate Bay Links

At the end of March The Pirate Bay added new functionality to reach out to millions of Facebook users. Just over a week later and the world's largest social networking site has blocked all links to torrents on the world's largest and most infamous BitTorrent tracker.

TorrentFreak TV Episode 8

Another brand new episode of TorrentFreak TV. This week's episode covers the X-Men leak, the French three strikes law, Mininova's new partnership, Hulu's advertisement crisis and a whole lot more.

MPA Set to Challenge Newzbin Usenet Indexer in Court

The big brother of the MPAA has Newzbin, the world's most prominent newsgroup indexer, firmly in its sights. Newzbin, which indexes Usenet and offers its members NZB files, is being sued by the MPA, the global lobby group for the movie industry. The pair are set to fight it out in court, possibly before the end of the year.

Sports Broadcasters Go After Live Streaming Pirates

During recent years technology has evolved up to a point where the rebroadcasting of TV-signals in high quality can be done with a few clicks. This poses an increasing threat to broadcasters of live sporting events, who have now joined the 'war on piracy' by hiring BayTSP to track down illegal live streams.

X-Men Leak Downloaded Over a Million Times


The unfinished workprint of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' that leaked just a few days ago has already made its way to the computers of more than a million BitTorrent users. Unsurprisingly, the film leads our weekly chart of the ten most downloaded movies on BitTorrent.

Poll: Will the X-Men Leak Hurt the Movie’s Success?

Earlier this week an unfinished copy of the highly anticipated "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie leaked online. Fox is expecting a financial disaster and has called in the FBI to find out where the leak originated. We're wondering if the leak will actually hurt the film's success, or might the opposite be true?