Monday, September 23, 2019

PIRATES FIND A NEW WEAPON

August 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Every time the Motion Picture Association of America wins an overseas battle to force ISPs to block the Pirate Bay site, users find a way to elude the restriction. One of the most popular methods is to use a proxy site. But the website TorrentFreak.com noted on Monday that users of those proxy sites are […]

GERMAN COURT FINES WOMAN WITH NO COMPUTER FOR PIRACY

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lawyers seeking to sue those who download pirated copies of movies may find Germany a hospitable place to do so, according to the website TorrentFreak, which tracks BitTorrent usage in the U.S. and abroad. On Wednesday the site described a recent case in which a German woman found herself accused of piracy even though she […]

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 […]

MOST PIRATED TV SHOWS OF 2010 NAMED

December 31, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Current U.S. television shows are being downloaded tens of millions of times via BitTorrent sites, mostly by people outside the U.S., according to the website TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent activity. The website said Thursday that Lost was the most-pirated title of the year with 5.94 million downloads for a single episode, followed by Heroes with […]

SWEDISH PIRATE PARTY OFFERS PROTECTION TO DOWNLOADERS

July 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The Swedish Pirate Party, which holds two seats in the European Parliament, plans to launch a new ISP from within parliament, offering anonymity to users and funneling profits into the party, the website TorrentFreak.com reported today (Wednesday). The announcement comes on the heels of another announcement by the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) that it has offered […]