China Hijacks Popular BitTorrent Sites

China is not new to censoring the Internet, but up until now, BitTorrent sites have never been blocked. Recently however, several reports came in from China, indicating that popular BitTorrent sites such as Mininova, isoHunt and The Pirate Bay had been hijacked. The sites became inaccessible, instead redirecting to the…

Online Piracy Becomes a ‘National Sport’ in France

Edging ever closer to becoming law, France's "three-strikes" proposals have received support in the French Senate which voted overwhelmingly in favor for these draconian measures to deal with piracy. Now, a new report suggests that online piracy has become something of a 'national sport' in France.

Obama’s Victory Speech Does Well on BitTorrent

Within 24 hours of president-elect Barack Obama delivering his victory speech to the hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Chicago, another hundred thousand gathered in a BitTorrent swarm, to download a copy of the historic event.

Recording Industry Takes Down BitTorrent & NZB Sites

Although many stories about anti-piracy activity seem to come out of the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia, operations are certainly not limited to these countries. Today, news is filtering through that South Africa's biggest BitTorrent and Usenet NZB sites have been taken down by the recording industry.

TorrentFreak TV Episode 2

A little later than expected, but the second episode of TorrentFreak TV has finally arrived. The show is still in Beta, so comments and suggestions are welcome.

Ex-MPAA and IFPI Anti-Piracy Enforcer Shot Dead

A man described as an "anti-piracy hero" has been gunned down in Thailand. Kasim Cha Tong, a former director of the MPA and anti-piracy campaigner for the IFPI, died by a single shot from a sawn-off shotgun. The killer escaped. Police are investigating the possibility that this was an assassination.

Torrentz Faces Hostile Domain Takeover

Torrentz.com, the largest BitTorrent meta-search engine on the Internet, is currently dealing with a hostile attempt to take over the site's domain name. The admin of Torrentz has posted a message to all its users to inform them about the situation, and is optimistic that the issue will be resolved…