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World’s Oldest Torrent Is Still Currently Being Shared

01/25/2016, While torrents were perhaps created with good intentions, these days it’s more or less associated with piracy, and it looks like even after more than 10 years, the world’s oldest torrent is actually still active. So which torrent is the world’s...

Cracking Group Believes Game Piracy Could End End In Two Years

01/08/2016, Video game piracy has been around for decades, and made even more prevalent when writable formats like floppy discs and CDs came around and where gamers discovered that making a copy of a game wasn’t that difficult. However could video game piracy be...

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Creates The Ultimate Piracy Machine

12/21/2015, The entertainment industry has long lamented that piracy has caused them financial loss, although some argue that is not true. Granted both sides can probably concede that by pirating, customers won’t be making purchases which isn’t technically a...

Federal Jury Rules ISP Liable For Its Pirating Subscribers

12/17/2015, Back in November, US ISP Cox Communications defended the BitTorrent protocol, claiming that while torrents might be associated with piracy, they can and are used for legal purposes. For example companies like Blizzard use the BitTorrent protocol when it...

Survey Finds Netflix Used More Than Torrents

12/08/2015, One of the main reasons people pirate is because they’d rather not pay for the original item. However there are some people who pirate because it is simply too expensive to pay for single items which is how movies and music have been sold online in the...

Swedish Court Won’t Force ISPs To Block The Pirate Bay

11/29/2015, The idea of having an ISP block access to a piracy website like The Pirate Bay sounds ideal, especially since the blocking essentially takes place on a network-wide level. This has been done before in the past, but at the same time we have seen some...

Software Pirate Needs 200K YouTube Views Or He Gets A Big Fine

11/26/2015, Copyright infringement actions are nothing new, pirates who illegally distribute software and content do get slapped with legal action from time to time with punishments ranging from jail time to fine or both. In this particular case the software pirate...

US ISP Cox Defends The BitTorrent Protocol

11/15/2015, At the core, the concept of file sharing is pretty innocent. You have a file, like a photo, video, or a piece of work, that you want to share with a friend or co-worker. However because the file shared can pretty much be anything, we suppose it doesn’t...

MPAA Was Behind The Shut Down Of YIFY

11/05/2015, Several days ago it was revealed that YIFY torrents had been shut down. The group was basically behind the release of many a movie and if there was ever a movie you wanted to torrent/pirate, chances are they had it. However at that time, the reason for...

Popular Torrent Release Group YIFY Has Shut Down

11/02/2015, If you have ever searched for movie torrents, sometimes you find that some of the uploads come from a group named YIFY. Just like aXXo back in the day, YIFY is known for having a wide selection of movies and generally speaking good quality releases too,...

Spotify Found To Reduce Piracy At The Cost Of Digital Purchases

10/28/2015, What made the iTunes model so successful was that it allowed music lovers to buy songs that they want, as opposed to being forced to buy an entire album just for one song. This ala carte system obviously worked, but even if a song was $0.99, there were...

Fallout 4 Can’t Be Fully Installed From The Disc

10/22/2015, While digital games does seem to be the way of the future, there are still gamers out there who love collecting physical copies due to the box, the artwork, manuals, and so on. Some might just prefer the physical copy as they believe it is better value...

Popcorn Time For The Web Gets Shut Down

10/21/2015, A couple of days ago, Popcorn Time which prior to this existed as a piece of software for computers, launched a web version which basically brought about the same streaming features except that users could stream the movies on the web instead of having to...