Now with more people working and studying from home as social distancing measures are being implemented, it means that people need to find new ways to keep themselves entertained. Interestingly and coincidentally enough, it looks like the coronavirus outbreak has brought back to life what has been hailed as the Netflix of piracy – Popcorn Time.
For a brief moment in time, it felt like The Pirate Bay was in trouble when its servers were taken down. However, the website managed to claw its way back online, and if anything, it seems to be doubling down on their offerings where according to a report from TorrentFreak, it appears that the website is now offering a streaming option.
Many have been looking forward to the digital release of Marvel’s Thor Ragnarok and it appears that a pre-order blunder on iTunes has caused the movie to be leaked online. According to a report, pre-order customers using Vudu and MoviesAnywhere were offered the movie for immediate download via iTunes. They predictably downloaded the copies and they’re now being furiously pirated online via torrents.
Some very popular torrent websites have shut down over the past few months. Behemoths like KickAss Torrents, Torrentz, and TorrentHound have all been shut down for one reason or the other. Now, the world’s second largest torrent website has been shut down as well. ExtraTorrent has joined the growing list of torrent websites that are now out of business.
When it comes to downloading torrents, there are several torrent clients around although uTorrent is probably one of the most popular clients at the moment. The app has been around for quite a while now and in a report from TorrentFreak, it seems that its developer and BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen plans to eventually move uTorrent to the web.
Downloading copyright-protected files via unauthorized sources are illegal and this is pretty much well-established regardless of where you live. However while in some parts of the world we see movie studios and record labels go after the torrent sites directly, it would seem that over in India users are more likely to get in trouble, and getting caught pirating in the country could land you in jail.
As many of you guys have heard by now, the domain for KickassTorrents has been seized and its alleged owner has also been arrested. Now there have been a mirror site or two launched following its closure, but it seems like the crew behind KAT has plans to bring the site back to life, but unfortunately they are a bit short on funds.
Several weeks ago, we reported that KickassTorrents had its domain seized and saw its alleged owner arrested. Given that KAT was one of the major players around, this was a huge blow to the torrents community, and it seems that less than a month later, it looks like torrents users just lost themselves another major player in the form of Torrentz.eu.
A little over a week ago, popular torrent website KickAssTorrents (KAT) had its domain seized and its alleged owner arrested. However if The Pirate Bay fiasco taught us anything, closing one torrent website only means that another will pop up, and sure enough the team at IsoHunt wasted no time in launching a KAT mirror.
Some of you guys might recall that several years ago, IsoHunt announced that it would be shutting down, or at least the version of IsoHunt at that time would be shut down, and for a while it was, but it didn’t take too long before a new version of the website sprung to life. Now it seems that the team behind the website has give KickAssTorrents a new lease on […]
If you’re trying to access KickAssTorrents (KAT) and you are finding yourself unable to, don’t worry you’re not alone. According to a report from TorrentFreak, it seems that the feds have successfully seized the domains related to KAT and its owner, a 30-year old man from Poland called Artem Vaulin, is also said to have been arrested.
Trying to take down a torrent website is like playing an endless game of cat and mouse. A website gets taken down, another pops up, or the torrent website just creates an alternative URL, and basically it really depends on who is faster. That being said for users of KickassTorrents, you will be pleased to learn that soon it won’t really matter.
Torrent apps are a dime a dozen on PCs and Macs, but consoles? As it turns out, the Xbox One will be getting its very own torrent app in the form of the Torrex Pro. Torrex Pro is a torrent app that is available on Windows 10 devices, so it is somewhat established and it will be interesting to see what Xbox gamers will be able to do with it.
Usually when we see movie studios or record labels go after pirates, they tend to go after the big fish, like shutting down torrent websites such as The Pirate Bay and IsoHunt. The concept is similar when it comes to drugs, in which it makes more sense to go after the source than the people supplying.
For those who use torrent apps like uTorrent, you’re probably more than familiar with the numerous ads that are plastered throughout the application, which honestly is a bit of an eyesore. Prior to this, uTorrent was free and also ad-free, but over the past couple of years, its developer has decided to throw in ads.
Just the other day Popcorn Time announced the launch of Popcorn Time Online, which is basically a new effort from the team that will allow users to stream their torrents directly from their web browser. However if you can’t find what you’re looking for on Popcorn Time Online, you might be interested to learn that The Pirate Bay now offers up similar features.
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 oldest torrent, you ask? According to the folks at TorrentFreak, it is actually the ASCII remake of The Matrix.
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 past. However with the arrival of streaming, has piracy taken a bit of a backseat?According to a recent survey conducted by broadband company […]
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 ISPs refuse to comply with such requests.Now it seems that over in Sweden, despite the Swedish police raiding The Pirate Bay’s servers and knocking the […]
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 really come as a surprise that eventually people figured out that files such as copyrighted movies, songs, books, software, video games, and […]