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Running a Torrent Tracker For Fun Can Be a Headache

In January 2016, a BitTorrent enthusiast thought he'd launch a stand-alone tracker for fun. Soon, Zer0day.ch was tracking thousands of torrents after being utilized by The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent. Now it's tracking almost four million...Show More Summary

Indian ISPs Speed Up BitTorrent by ‘Peering’ With a Torrent Site

Several Internet providers in India have found a clever way to reduce the load BitTorrent transfers put on their network, while pleasing their torrenting subscribers at the same time. They've teamed up with Torbox.net which offers aShow More Summary

Library of Congress Might Become a Piracy Hub, RIAA Warns

The U.S. Copyright Office is considering expanding the mandatory deposit requirement for publishers, so that record labels would also have to submit their online-only music to the Library of Congress. The Library would then allow the public to access the music. Show More Summary

WebTorrent: 250K Downloads & Strong With Zero Revenue

The desktop variant of innovative torrent client WebTorrent has now clocked up an impressive 250,000 downloads, its founder reports. In a market where competing clients are often closed source or commercial ventures, WebTorrent promises to be transparent and non-commercial, forever. Show More Summary

Steal This Show S02E01: Zeronet

Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing the latest file-sharing and copyright trends and news. In this episode we interview Tamas Kocsis, founder and developer of the potentially revolutionary P2P platform Zeronet. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Who Are The Alleged Top Men Behind KickassTorrents?

Since its shutdown in July, much has been written about the demise of KickassTorrents. But who were the men at the very top of the operation? So far, the U.S. Government has revealed three names - Artem Vaulin, Alexander Radostin, and Ievgen Kutsenko. Show More Summary

FBI-Controlled Megaupload Domain Now Features Soft Porn

As part of its criminal case against Megaupload, the U.S. Government seized several domain names belonging to Kim Dotcom's file-hosting service. Nearly five years later the authorities still control the domains but they haven't done a very good job of securing them. Show More Summary

Dotcom Wants Extradition Hearing Live-Streamed, U.S. Does Not

Kim Dotcom is hoping to have his fight with the U.S. government pushed further into the public consciousness by having his extradition appeal streamed live on the Internet. U.S. authorities are already objecting to Dotcom's application...Show More Summary

U.S. Government Indicts Three Alleged KickassTorrents Operators

The U.S. Government has followed up its criminal complaint against KickassTorrents with the indictment of three alleged operators of the site. In addition to their involvement with the popular torrent site, they are also linked to other...Show More Summary

Cloudflare Fights RIAA’s Piracy Blocking Demands in Court

Cloudflare has made it clear that the company isn't going to block piracy sites without a proper court order. In addition, it now opposes an injunction requested by the RIAA, under which it would have to disconnect alleged MP3Skull accounts based on a keyword and IP-address. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Denuvo Weakens After ‘Inside’ Gets Cracked in Record Time

Denuvo is one of the most famous anti-piracy systems in use today. Earlier this month the protection was properly cracked for the first time on Rise of the Tomb Raider, but that was after the game had been out for 193 days. Now, similar...Show More Summary

Cloudflare Faces Lawsuit For Assisting Pirate Sites

In recent months CloudFlare has been called out repeatedly for offering its services to known pirate sites, including The Pirate Bay. These allegations have now resulted in the first lawsuit after adult entertainment publisher ALS Scan...Show More Summary

PIPCU’s Operation Creative Gets New Leader & New Backers

The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has just announced the appointment of a new dedicated officer to head up anti-piracy drive Operation Creative. The initiative, which disrupts websites providing unauthorised access to copyrighted...Show More Summary

KickassTorrents ‘Front Company’ Disappears From Web

According to the United States Government, KickassTorrents was operated through Cryptoneat, an alleged "front company" located in Ukraine. Now, however, Cryptoneat's web's presence is no more. In addition to the disappearance of itsShow More Summary

Cox Denies Liability for Pirating Subscribers, Appeals $25 Million Verdict

Internet provider Cox Communications maintains that it's not responsible for copyright infringements carried out by its subscribers. The company has announced that it will appeal the $25 million damages verdict in its case against music publisher BMG. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Indian Piracy Blocks Scare Torrent Users With 3-Year Prison Sentence

Blocking torrent portals and other pirate sites is nothing new in India, but a recently updated blocking message is causing panic among torrenters. According to a new blocking notification, torrent users face a prison sentence up toShow More Summary

Fail: Anti-Piracy Outfits Send Takedown Request For Non-Existent Torrents

HBO, Paramount Pictures and other copyright holders are sending takedown notices for torrent links that have never existed. The notices accuse sites of distributing recent movies and TV-shows. However, the services in question have been...Show More Summary

How Legitimate Content Killed an “Ethical” Torrent Site

In the early days of P2P, saving money on media was a key motivator for people to pirate online. But now, with the market beginning to mature, it is the timely availability of content in convenient formats that has the ability to tackle the piracy issue. Show More Summary

Dallas Buyers Club Lawyer Calls Out “Copyleft” TorrentFreak

In an attempt to uncover various BitTorrent pirates, Dallas Buyers Club attorney James Davis asked an Oregon District Court for permission to interrogate Internet subscribers whose connections were used to pirate the film. In his request...Show More Summary

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