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DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd & Major Private BitTorrent Trackers

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It might come as a surprise but at times the owners of some file-sharing sites are subjected to online bullying. Over the years several BitTorrent admins have been the victims of extortion attempts which threaten that unless a particular course of action is taken or even payments made, bad things...
DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd & Major Private BitTorrent Trackers

Arrested Development Pirates Skip Netflix Out of Habit

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To reduce unauthorized downloading, content producers should make their products widely available and take away the incentive for people to pirate. The above is an argument often heard in defense of piracy. In theory it makes sense, but when Netflix released the entire season of the revived cult series Arrested...
Arrested Development Pirates Skip Netflix Out of Habit

Project X Most Pirated Movie of 2012

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With nearly 9 million downloads Project X leads our list of most shared movies on BitTorrent in 2012, leaving Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises behind in second and third place respectively. There is no significant change in the total number of movie downloads compared to...
Project X Most Pirated Movie of 2012

BTJunkie shuts down: Are the Feds winning the war?

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Late last night, the fifth largest BitTorrent search engine — BTJunkie — was voluntarily shut down by its owners. Like Mininova, BTJunkie was set up in the wake of Suprnova’s shutdown in 2005. BTJunkie is survived by its bigger brothers: The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, KickassTorrents, and IsoHunt.The message on the...
BTJunkie shuts down: Are the Feds winning the war?

TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

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Far beyond Bulgaria’s borders, millions of file-sharers worldwide are familiar with Zamunda and ArenaBG, the country’s largest and most famous BitTorrent trackers. Whenever online piracy is discussed in Bulgaria, it’s rare for these sites to avoid a mention. At the end of May a TV channel owned by Central European...
TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd, BTN and More BitTorrent Trackers

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BitTorrent trackers are no strangers to DDoS attacks. Pretty much all sites of a respectable size are targeted on occasion by unknown sources. Today is one such day, but this time the source appears to be rather public. A person using the nickname Zeiko is claiming responsibility for the DDoS...
DDoS Attacks Take Down What.cd, BTN and More BitTorrent Trackers

US Ambassador Pleads: Stop Pirating Game of Thrones, It's Stealing

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There can be little doubt that Game of Thrones has turned out to be somewhat of an epic. The show has millions of fans all over the world but of course, not all of them have been paying for the experience. In fact, Game of Thrones has become the most-pirated...
US Ambassador Pleads: Stop Pirating Game of Thrones, It's Stealing

uTorrent Increases Privacy and Counters Mass-Monitoring of Downloads

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Privacy is in short supply on the Internet, especially on BitTorrent networks. Those who fail to take measures to hide their IP-addresses leave a prominent trail of information behind them. Besides IP-addresses there’s a second variable that can be used to gather intelligence on downloaders, namely the peer-id. For uTorrent...
uTorrent Increases Privacy and Counters Mass-Monitoring of Downloads

U.S. Judge Dismisses "Copyright Shakedown" of Foreign Video Sites

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In February 2011, FraserSide IP LLC, a subsidiary of adult entertainment company Private Media Group, filed a complaint against Youngtek Solutions Limited, the owners of two “tube” sites called EmpFlix and TNAflix. Specializing in adult content, the sites will be familiar to many readers since they were heavily promoted by...
U.S. Judge Dismisses "Copyright Shakedown" of Foreign Video Sites

DDoS Takes Down The Pirate Bay

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Over the past few days a person that goes by the nick “Zeiko” has caused quite a bit of trouble in the BitTorrent world. After being denied an invite to the private BitTorrent tracker What.cd, he or she went on a rampage, hitting half a dozen BitTorrent sites with DDoS...
DDoS Takes Down The Pirate Bay

IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

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China is no stranger to Internet censorship. The country’s Great Firewall includes many well known sites, but up until now BitTorrent sites have never been blocked. There was a short blocking incident two years ago when Mininova, isoHunt and The Pirate Bay were hijacked and redirected to the leading Chinese...
IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

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The file-sharing world is a multi-headed beast but not just in the traditional ‘hydra’ sense. The most visible elements are the public torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, KickassTorrents and any of the others from the current Top 10. Generally (censorship efforts aside) these sites can be accessed by just...
Is 'Pirate DRM' Really the Best Response to Bulk DMCA Takedowns?

uTorrent Accused of Unfairness, Banned by Trackers

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One of the most significant changes in the new uTorrent is uTP, the ‘micro transfer protocol’. UTP is a new and improved implementation of the BitTorrent protocol which is designed to be more network-friendly than its predecessor. With uTP, uTorrent has become more network aware as it will throttle itself...
uTorrent Accused of Unfairness, Banned by Trackers

PayPal Demands Invites to Private BitTorrent Trackers

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For many years payment processors have dealt with both file-hosting and BitTorrent sites without asking too many questions, but last year things began to change. Rightsholders and anti-piracy companies have been putting companies like PayPal under increasing pressure to stop processing funds for sites that have become associated with copyright-infringing...
PayPal Demands Invites to Private BitTorrent Trackers

Busted: Microsoft Harbors BitTorrent Pirates

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YouHaveDownloaded is a treasure trove of incriminating data on alleged BitTorrent pirates all across the world. The site, launched late last year, exposes what people behind an IP-address have downloaded using BitTorrent. This data was gathered from public BitTorrent trackers, and the founders released it to show how much information...
Busted: Microsoft Harbors BitTorrent Pirates
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