Microsoft Fined For Abusing Power to Harass Pirates

The Delhi High Court has fined Microsoft for harassing alleged software pirates by taking them to court in the national capitol, instead of the cities where the crimes had supposedly occurred. According to the ruling, using money as a power tool is not condoned without repercussions.

Private BitTorrent Trackers Commit Suicide With Rising Costs

Every week, more and more BitTorrent trackers come online, the vast majority being so-called private trackers where an invite is required to gain access. However, around 50% of these aren't making it to their first birthday, and many of them are causing their own death. The culprit? Rising costs.

Top 25 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2009

Just a few weeks remain in 2009, so it's time to publish the list of the top 25 BitTorrent sites that pulled in the most traffic this year. The Pirate Bay leads by a wide margin, followed up by Torrentz and isoHunt. KickassTorrents is the highest ranked newcomer in 11th place.

TorrentFreak TV S02E05

Another brand new episode of TorrentFreak TV. This week’s episode covers the latest Pirate Bay news, Mininova's Content Distribution Service, isoHunt's ongoing lawsuit, OpenBitTorrent, BCC's BitTorrent trial, RSS for torrents and much more.

Christmas Comes Early For BitTorrent – Demonoid is Back

As millions of people wait for the arrival of Christmas in just a couple of weeks time, the festivities have come early for BitTorrent fans. A few hours ago the mighty Demonoid fully returned and the good news is that there appears to be little data loss. Users are feverishly uploading fresh torrents right now.

Apple Says Audiobooks Must Have DRM

Audio DRM has all but dissapeared from MP3s. Apple said earlier this year that there would be no more DRM on music available via the ITunes music store. However, as prolific writer and blogger Cory Doctorow has found out, they still require DRM on their Audiobooks.

Consumer Rights Organization Starts Pro-Filesharing Campaign

Downloading copyrighted movies and music for personal has been legal in The Netherlands for years, but Dutch lawmakers are considering changing this in the future. In a response, the local consumer rights organization has launched a pro-filesharing campaign which emphasizes that downloaders are not criminals.