The Pirate Bay Did Not Get Shut Down

The Pirate Bay went down for quite some time today. Whenever the site goes down for more than five minutes, people begin to fear the worst. There was also the small coincidence of The Pirate Bay’s former host being raided…

ISPs To Start Six-Strike Anti-Piracy Program Later This Year

You may recall an effort on the part of the Center for Copyright Information to start a six-strike warning system for repeat copyright infringers. The plan called for tracking of Internet users and calling them out when they were found…

Torrent Sites Think Google Is Censoring Them

Google caused a lot of discussion last week when they announced that they were introducing a new ranking signal into their search algorithm. The new signal directly targets sites that receive a lot of DMCA takedown notices and downgrades them…

BitTorrent Torque Allows Users To Make Torrent-Based Web Apps

Does the introduction of introduction of web-based app development further legitimize the concept of file sharing via BitTorrent technology? Does it remove the vail of “this kind of technology is only used to steal” from act of sharing torrents with…

Dropbox Can Now Downloads Torrents Through Boxopus

Ever since the war on file sharers began in the early 2000s, people have been looking for more and more ways to share files anonymously. The use of encrypted torrents and VPNs have met with success. There has also been…

KickAssTorrents Blocked In Italy Following Court Order

There’s a movement happening in courts across Europe and it’s starting to look a trend that’s here to stay. After the UK blocked access to The Pirate Bay, Italy is following up with a nationwide ISP block of KickAssTorrents. TorrentFreak…

The Pirate Bay Goes Down After DDoS Attack

Now this is odd. The Pirate Bay is a priority target to almost every government and media corporation on the planet, but none of them have ever been successful in truly taking down the Web site. It would appear that…

The Pirate Bay Is Doing Well In The UK After ISP Block

We reported Monday on the UK’s absurd attempt to stop copyright infringement by blocking access to The Pirate Bay. Nobody was going to lose any sleep over the matter since tips on how to get around the blocks went up…

RetroShare Brings Anonymous File-Sharing To the Masses

It seems hard these days to find a file-sharing service that isn’t in some way affected by the recent events happening around the world to sites like MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay. There’s always Tribler, the file-sharing service that claims…

The Pirate Bay Has Officially Switched To Magnet Links

The Pirate Bay has been planning on moving from torrent files to magnet files for a while now. The change is now official. Announcing the change on The Pirate Bay blog, the staff says that new files are simpler for…