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How a BitTorrent Tracker Owner Hides from the MPAA/RIAA

Submitted by: Nail Bomb @ 12:50 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

Being as anonymous as I can is a must for me and it helps me feel safe. Its probably already past a healthy stage and it does have drawbacks. A few of my staff I love, I really do, theyre great guys but I can never let them know my true identity, which is sad for me because maybe we could become more to each other than just text on a screen. If I thought even one person knew who I was, my confidence in security would fall dramatically.

Being anonymous can be a quite lonely experience as you struggle to keep the very things that make you an individual, private, while constantly having to view people that probably dont deserve it, with suspicion. But in the end you gotta keep the torrents going, so its all good.

World Leader in Movie Piracy Flees from the Mounties

Submitted by: Nail Bomb @ 12:44 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

Facing a $25,000 fine and six months in jail, Geremi Adam was ordered to appear in court on 30th January. Clearly unimpressed by the prospect of being locked up and/or bankrupted, he failed to appear in court and has gone on the run.

50% Of All BitTorrent Downloads are TV-Shows

Submitted by: Nail Bomb @ 12:42 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

Reports show that 50% of all people using BitTorrent at any given point in time do so to download TV-series, quite an impressive number. In total, over a billion TV-shows are downloaded every year, and this number continues to rise.

Anakata of The Pirate Bay Speaks Out on TV

Submitted by: Nail Bomb @ 09:54 PM | Monday, February 11, 2008 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

As the trial of The Pirate Bay Four comes ever closer, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, aka Anakata, speaks out on TV news. Dubbed by the report as the brains behind The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid is said to run a site that is the scourge of the film and music industries. Its not stealing, morally or legally he said.

Pirate Bay files charges against media companies

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 07:18 AM | Saturday, September 22, 2007 | (url: http://thepirateb...)

Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we've been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers.

While browsing through the email we identified the companies that are also active in Sweden and we have tonight reported these incidents to the police. The charges are infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming, all of these on a commercial level.

Bittorrent Closes Source Code

Submitted by: Dark Volcanic @ 01:35 AM | Thursday, August 9, 2007 | (url: http://www.slyck....)

BitTorrent gained prominence in the file-sharing community largely due to its open source nature. What began as an unknown file-sharing client quickly diversified into a vast collection of applications. Developers were able to take the original BitTorrent source code and forge their own creations. The result of this ability includes the development of Azurues, BitComet, Transmission, and of course, uTorrent (micro Torrent).

"There are two issues people need to come to grips with. Developers who produce open source products will often have their product repackaged and redistributed by businesses with malicious intent. They repackage the software with spyware or charge for the product. We often receive phone calls from people who complain they have paid for the BitTorrent client."