Articles about torrent (page 2)

Pirate Bay Traffic Doubles In 3 Years
Pirate Bay, which is worthy of laying claim to being the most censored site on the Internet, has seen it go through some rather tumultuous times, having been blocked by national firewalls in different countries worldwide, is not fazed by it all. In fact, you can more or less say that more and more folks tend to make use of it each day, so much so that over the course […]

Judge Rules That IP Addresses Aren't Conclusive Enough To Determine Pirate's Identity
One of the ways copyright holders are able to determine where copyright materials have been downloaded is by tracing the IP address, which in most cases usually reveals information about that person, like their name, phone number, home address, and so on.For the most part that is how copyright holders, like record labels and movie studios, track down people who might have been pirating their property, such as through torrents. […]

Pirate Bay Announces Plans To Circumvent Censorship And Domain Blocking
There are some places in the world, some internet providers, and even some institutions where torrents and torrent-related websites are blocked, presumably for legal reasons of course. Well famed torrent website, The Pirate Bay, has a plan to circumvent such blocking and unnecessary censorship through the creation of a tool that will be reminiscent of its P2P roots in which its website will basically be hosted by users, rather than […]

The Pirate Bay Moves Domain To A Volcanic Island After .SX Seizure
It’s been quite the year for The Pirate Bay as the site’s organizers have fought to keep the site up and running, although apparently the site recently had its domain name seized. Fortunately for those who enjoy The Pirate Bay’s torrenting services, the site’s operators have already temporarily relocated to a new .AC domain that is based on the Ascension Island, which just so happens to be a volcanic island […]

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IsoHunt Owner Fined $110 Million, To Shut Down By End Of This Week
In what can be considered to be a landmark settlement, the owner of the site IsoHunt has been ordered to fork out $110 million as compensation, and will have to shut down the site before the new week begins. This ruling certainly sends out a strong signal to future infringers of the risks that they are taking. Court records which were filed today saw that Gary Fung, the owner of […]

Pirate Bay Gets Blocked In Ireland. What's Next?
Pirate Bay, a file-sharing oriented site, has been the object of an Irish court order which requires six local Internet Service Providers (ISP) to block it on their networks. This was reported by the IrishTimes which adds that about 200,000 people use Pirate Bay on a regular basis (8% of Ireland’s Internet users). The companies who asked for the court order are Sony, EMI, Warner Music and Universal, which claim […]

The Pirate Cinema Takes Top 100 Torrented Videos And Projects Them Onto A Wall As An Art Installation
While movie studios and record labels view torrents as a thorn in their side in their ongoing fight against piracy, Nicholas Maigret, co-creator of The Pirate Cinema thinks a little differently and has actually created an art installation in which he has turned torrents into art. Basically what he has done is together with a piece of software, comb through The Pirate Bay’s Top 100 video files, monitoring each and […]

The Pirate Bay Becomes #1 File-Sharing Website
The Pirate Bay moving its servers to the U.S. to become “The Freedom Bay” is obviously the popular torrent-tracking website’s April Fools’ Day joke, but its popularity over the years has been slowly rising with it reaching the top of the file-sharing website ranks as they have just become the #1 site for our file-sharing needs.The news comes from some analytical work done by Torrent Freak to reveal The Pirate Bay […]

BitTorrent Intros Live Streaming Service That Makes Buffering A Thing Of The Past
Torrents have been used over the years mainly as a way to effectively share content with other users who are also interested in that piece of content, using all the bandwidth of the connected parties in order to deliver that content to one another. Videos, photos, e-books and software have all be download and uploaded on torrents for years, but a new service may change how we look at torrents […]

Comcast Offers Glimpse Into Copyright Alert System Messages
We reported a few days ago some big-name ISPs would begin incorporating the Copyright Alert System (CAS) into their systems, which would send out alerts to users who they believe may have download copyrighted material through “peer-to-peer” services.  Verizon and Comcast have already activated the service yesterday, with AT&T, Cablevision and Time Warner Cable expected to activate the CAS soon.Ars Technica requested some examples of the messages they expect to send […]

Game Of Thrones' Director Is Not Worried About Piracy
The common perception regarding piracy is that it hurts the sales of the product, i.e. music, video games, television shows, movies, software and etc. On the flipside there are developers and artists who fully embrace piracy, claiming that this helps get their content across to people who might not have access due to lack of funds or unavailability in their region. Surprisingly HBO’s Game of Throne’s director, David Petrarca, seems […]

ISPs Adopt Alert System To Warn Users of Illegal Downloads
If you’re a person who downloads torrents on a regular basis, you might want to watch what you do from today on as Internet service providers will begin cracking down on users who download copyrighted material.The Copyright Alert System (CAS) will be used by AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon and will allow for content creators to send notices to ISPs that include a list of people who […]

Game of Thrones Season 3 Preview Describes The Nature Of Chaos
Do you sense that? Winter is indeed coming this spring as HBO’s Game of Thrones will start its third season starting March 31. Seeing as we’re over a month away from Game of Thrones’ premier, HBO has started the hype train with a new 40 second preview.The preview HBO published on the official Game of Thrones YouTube page is titled “Chaos” and highlights a number of important characters we were […]

9-Year Old’s Winnie The Pooh Laptop Confiscated By Authorities
The authorities tend not to have a good impression on the masses, case in point, CIAPC, a company that managed to get ISPs in Finland to block The Pirate Bay, is said to have tracked down an alleged file-sharer, asking for a cash settlement. The thing is, the Internet account holder did not want to cough up the amount demanded, and you could say that things got out of hand […]