News tagged ‘torrent’

Monday, 16 Sep 2013

Pirate Sites Give Netflix Insight on What Shows to Buy

Pirate Sites Give Netflix Insight on What Shows to Buy

Netflix is now available in Netherlands, but in order to figure out what popular shows the Dutch are watching, it turned to pirate sites to gather information on what shows it should buy.

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013

Music Revenue Up, Music Piracy Down

Music Revenue Up, Music Piracy Down

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has reported that global music revenues have increased by 0.3 percent over 2012. This is the first time since 1999 that the music industry has reported an increase in revenue.

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013

Sweden No Longer Safe Harbor for The Pirate Bay

Sweden No Longer Safe Harbor for The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay has left Sweden after the Swedish Pirate Party stopped providing web-hosting services for the site. But fret not, web-hosting services will now be provided by the Pirate Parties in Spain and Norway.

Thursday, 18 Oct 2012

The Pirate Bay Moves to the Cloud

The Pirate Bay Moves to the Cloud

File sharing website The Pirate Bay has made a drastic change to its infrastructure, moving all operations to the Cloud. The site will now use several cloud hosting providers scattered across several continents around the world, which should make it virtually invulnerable to police raids.

Monday, 3 Sep 2012

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia

Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia

Acting on request from the Swedish government, Cambodian police has arrested, Pirate Bay founder, Gottfrid Svartholm, a few days ago in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012

Popular Torrent Website Demonoid Shut Down by Police

Popular Torrent Website Demonoid Shut Down by Police

Popular BitTorrent website, Demonoid, has been shut down by Ukranian police. The biggest surprise though, is that it has been revealed that politics are to blame.

Thursday, 19 Jul 2012

Despite Ban on The Pirate Bay, BitTorrent Traffic Actually Increased

Despite Ban on The Pirate Bay, BitTorrent Traffic Actually Increased

Despite a ban on The Pirate Bay in the UK and the Netherlands, ISPs reveal that BitTorrent traffic has actually remained the same or increased.

Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012

The Pirate Bay Clears Out Its Torrent Files

The Pirate Bay Clears Out Its Torrent Files

The Pirate Bay, home to the world's largest stash of torrents, has officially removed all torrent links on their website and replaced them with magnet links. But that doesn't mean that it's the end of torrents.

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012

The Pirate Bay Under Siege

The Pirate Bay Under Siege

The Pirate Bay is under siege. A court ruling in the UK has judged that the website is guilty of committing copyright infringement, which has sent copyright holders on the offensive as they try to shut the site down.

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012

Say Goodbye to BTJunkie

Say Goodbye to BTJunkie

One of the largest Bit Torrent search engines BTJunkie has decided to voluntarily shut down operations permanently, before it draws the wrath of the government and copyright holders. Smart move?

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