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You Can Get Arrested in Denmark Just for Spreading Information About Popcorn Time 

“Netflix for torrents” service Popcorn Time has always dealt with legal threats from copyright holders. Since it launched in 2014, its original founders bounced so they didn’t have to deal with copyright headaches, and European regulators suspended its domain. But now, even people spreading information about Popcorn… » 8/19/15 3:31pm 8/19/15 3:31pm

The Pirate Bay Is Back, Again

The Pirate Bay is troubled. With its questionable legality, the torrent site has trouble staying online for more than a few days at a time. It’s been really up and down recently and we’re sick of posting about it, to be honest. It’s still good to know though, so for your convenience (and ours!) we’re now keeping of… » 5/19/15 5:50pm 5/19/15 5:50pm

Your Torrent Client May Be Mining Bitcoin Without Telling You

When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as "light, limitless" and "elegant, efficient." That's ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging bitcoin-mining software without your knowledge. » 3/06/15 11:40am 3/06/15 11:40am

Copyright Holders Asked Google to Remove 345 Million Links Last Year 

Copyright holders were not shy about asking Google to remove pirated content in 2014. Last year, there were over 345 million requests to take down infringing content, according to a Torrent Freak summary of Google's weekly transparency reports. That's a 75 percent increase from 2013. Google honored most of the… » 1/05/15 10:02am 1/05/15 10:02am

There Are Gonna Be 9280928 Pirate Bays Because Anyone Can Make a New One

In the wake of a police raid in Sweden that shut down the Pirate Bay as we know it, a number of opportunistic torrent sites have created clones. We've said before, Pirate Bay clones are potentially problematic. Nevertheless, Isohunt just launched a tool that makes it confusingly easy to set up your very own open… » 12/19/14 3:35pm 12/19/14 3:35pm

Another Torrent Site Has Resurrected the Pirate Bay

The popular torrent site Isohunt just launched a new fully functional websiteoldpiratebay.org— that lets you search through the Pirate Bay archives. This is a little bit silly, since Pirate Bay's archives have been public for years. But it's also a little bit useful if you've been having Pirate Bay withdrawal since… » 12/12/14 3:10pm 12/12/14 3:10pm