The Pirate Bay Is Now Mobile-Optimized, If That's Something You Want

The Pirate Bay, the infamous peer-to-peer file sharing website, has provided only the finest in illegal torrents for more than a decade, but it's never been known for handsome mobile design. The torrent team has finally come up with a "mobile-friendly" version of its notorious website, in case you've ever wanted to… » 7/26/14 5:00pm 7/26/14 5:00pm

A New Study Says You Sell More Music If You Get Rid Of Content Locks

Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are used on things like ebook and movie files to make them more difficult to share. During the Napster era the major record labels got on board with DRMs in a big way hoping that they could reduce piracy by locking their music files down. But a new study shows what we've all… » 12/01/13 5:51pm 12/01/13 5:51pm

Huh, HBO Gave Google a Copyright Takedown Request for... VLC

VLC is not a TV show. Nor is it a movie. Nor is it a music album. Nor is it anything but open source software that the entire Internet knows as the greatest video player in all the lands. HBO, however, apparently doesn't know that. The It's Not TV TV company recently sent Google a takedown request for VLC citing… » 7/16/13 12:22am 7/16/13 12:22am

Download BitTorrent Files from Your Browser with BitTorrent Surf Beta

Yo ho yo ho, a pirate's life for me. And for you! And for everyone! Because downloading BitTorrent files just got a lot easier. BitTorrent is finally pushing its torrenting browser plug-in, BitTorrent Surf, to beta for you to try. That means you don't have to deal with pesky desktop clients, your browser (Chrome or… » 4/15/13 7:20pm 4/15/13 7:20pm

These Are North Korea's Favorite Things To Pirate

When North Korea isn't busy shooting missiles into the sea or photoshopping its navy to make it look a little less pathetic, it takes to a very global hobby: torrenting. TorrentFreak took a peek into exactly what the would-be-supervillian nation-state likes to pirate and, well, they've got to get their surveillance… » 4/13/13 10:20am 4/13/13 10:20am

Last Night's Game Of Thrones Premier Was the Hottest Torrent Ever

Game of Thrones season three premiered last night, and that's kind of a big deal. If you're a fan, you'll need no convincing. But if you need proof of its potency, here you go: according to numbers collected by TorrentFreak, the Game of Thrones season three premier now holds the record for the biggest BitTorrent… » 4/01/13 10:56pm 4/01/13 10:56pm

These Are the FBI's Favorite Things to Pirate

Everybody's got their grand plans to put an end to piracy. Cable providers are instituting 6-strikes policies against alleged infringers, and the FBI, they like to take down sites like MegaUpload. But that doesn't mean they don't torrent, themselves. TorrentFreak dug up a little list of what's been being pirated from… » 2/09/13 4:00pm 2/09/13 4:00pm