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APPLE ALLOWS TWO BITTORRENT APPS

September 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Until now, Apple has refused to approve any app developed for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch that has anything to do with BitTorrent, explaining that “this category of applications is often used for the purpose of infringing third-party rights.” However, TorrentFreak.com reported on Thursday that Apple has now permitted two BitTorrent-related apps, Conttrol and […]

U.K. MAN SENTENCED TO 4 YEARS FOR “FACILITATING” PIRACY

August 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The owner of a British website that allegedly “facilitated” copyright infringement has been sentenced to four years in prison after a private anti-piracy group collected an enormous dossier of evidence about his activities and his private life, including detailed information about his wife and family, according to TorrentFreak.com. Before being sentenced, Anton Vickerman, who ran […]

NEW APP MAKES PIRATING MOVIES A ONE-CLICK PROCESS

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Almost certain to trigger a counteroffensive by Hollywood’s copyright cops, a new application called Boxopus can now download movies and TV shows to a user’s Dropbox folder from pirate sites without any need for a BitTorrent client. As reported by TorrentFreak.com, Boxopus, which is now being beta tested and is available free, can simultaneously make […]

DISNEY’S BIGGEST BOMB IS NOW THE MOST PIRATED

May 22, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

People may not have been willing to pay good money to see it, but John Carter, Disney’s biggest flop ever, was the most pirated movie online last week according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent use. Like last week and the week before, Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers got no higher than No. 3 on the pirate list, […]

PIRATE BAY LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE TO BITTORENT

February 22, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

After finding that The Pirate Bay violates British copyright laws on a massive scale, the high court in London on Monday will presumably order ISPs in the UK to block the BitTorrent site. Anticipating that action, The Pirate Bay has posted a message saying that it will no longer offer downloads via BitTorrent but will […]

REPORT: CONGRESSMEN MAY BE PIRATES, TOO

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Even while debating the Hollywood-backed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), members of the House of Representatives and/or their staffs have been engaging in online piracy themselves, using computers located in the House office building, the website TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage, reported on Monday. “We found more than 800 IP addresses assigned to the U.S. […]

PIRATES DOWNLOADING FLOPS, IGNORING HITS

December 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that those who download pirated movies from BitTorrent sites are more interested in looking at films that they’ve missed or wouldn’t otherwise pay money for, TorrentFreak’s list of the 10 most pirated movies for this week puts The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, at No. 6 — up from No. 7 the […]

REPORT: FREE HULU USERS FLEEING TO PIRATE SITES

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox’s decision to make users of the free version of Hulu wait eight days before they can watch its shows on the video website has apparently backfired — sending them to pirate sites, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent usage. The website, which said it saw a drastic decrease of TV-show piracy after the introduction […]

BITTORRENT CLAIMS 100 MILLION USERS

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

BitTorrent, which offers the technology of choice for illegally downloading copyrighted movies, now claims to have more users than most countries have moviegoers. TorrentFreak.com reported on Wednesday that BitTorrent now claims that its uTorrent client is being used by 100 million people each month. TorrentFreak said that figure demonstrates that it has become the most […]

MOVIE TO HIT BITTORRENT SITE BEFORE GOING TO THEATERS

July 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

James Cromwell, the actor best known for his role as the farmer in 1995’s Babe and the father of Peter Parker’s love interest in Spider-Man 3, is exec producing a film that will, by design, be distributed first via BitTorrent — often damned as the platform of choice for movie pirates — before heading for […]

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