A while back we reported the The Pirate Bay‘s intention to no longer host .torrent files and use exclusively magnet links on their platform. That day has arrived and Pirate Bay’s blog reads: No more torrents=no changes anyhow Today marks the end of an era. Sort of. TPB will no longer give out links to .torrent files. The
“We’re confident we’re going to win”, said Kim Dotcom in his first interview as a free man. But he’s not off the hook completely as the U.S. Department of Justice is still working on having Dotcom and three of his co-workers extradited for conspiracy to commit copyright infringement. As a condition for his bail, Dotcom
The same giant publishers that today complain about piracy, have built their empires by pirating literary works themselves; HarperCollins is just an example A recent article by Greg Sandoval at Cnet casts a different light on the intricate relationship between U.S. publishing industry and the U.S. government with emphasis on the latter’s ‘tolerance’ toward the former’s
Swepiracy, a BitTorrent tracker founded in 2006 and one of Sweden’s most popular file-sharing portals, has been brought down after a coordinated operation undertaken by authorities from both Sweden and the Netherlands. A week ago, police forces in Norrköping (eastern Sweden) raided the house of a 20-year-old man who was suspected of running the website.
Alternatives to the Recently Defunct FileSharing Services In the past few months some of the big names in the BitTorrent community had either decided to drop their support for file-sharing (see BTJunkie or Filesonic) or were seized by the US authorities (see MegaUpload). So, we’ve decided to compile a list of alternatives for all the