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Don't Trust The Pirate Bay Posers

The Pirate Bay went dark last week following a raid by Swedish police. In its wake a number of sites aping the original have popped up, attempting to fill the void. Don’t trust them.


The Pirate Bay Shutdown Hasn't Slowed Piracy At All

Nature abhors a vacuum. Aristotle said that. Of course, he was talking about how nature has a tendency to fill empty spaces with stuff. In a way, the internet also abhors a vacuum, and the “downfall” of The Pirate Bay is just the latest example.


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 the site got raided by Swedish police.


After Huge Hack, Fury And Other Unreleased Sony Films Leak On The Web

Sony Pictures is having a tough week. After being hacked almost week ago (by maybe North Korea), DVD-quality downloads of Fury and other unreleased Sony films have leaked on the web, according to TorrentFreak.


Disney Wants A Piracy-Free Search Engine

Downloading illegal content is not OK. If you’re a search provider, though, should you be held responsible for the content of your search results if those results include a link to illegal videos and other copyrighted material? If you use a search engine recently patented by Disney, you won’t accidentally find yourself clicking on links to torrents and illegal downloads — they just won’t be listed.


This Website Lets You Stream Any Torrent With Just A Link

A website called Joker lets you stream torrent files from your browser without downloading the whole thing. This means everybody who downloads Game of Thrones will have an even shorter wait period between the show airing and finding out where Daenerys put those dragons.


PopcornTime Defiantly Pops Back Up After Domain Gets Suspended

The most popular way of accessing the popular “Netflix for torrents” service PopcornTime abruptly went down last week when European regulators suspended the domain registration for Time4Popcorn.eu. In a message today, the anonymous devs behind the service say the service is back — and won’t be shut down ever again.


Google Has A Custom Search Just For The Pirate Bay

You may have noticed that Google has changed a little bit recently. If you search for a site, it includes a handy-dandy site-search right in the results. And, as TorrentFreak noticed, that includes one for thepiratebay.se. Intentionally or not, Google is now running a pirate search, autocomplete included.


Warner Bros. Fights Piracy With An Army Of Bots That Mimic Humans

Thanks to an $US80 million lawsuit between Hotfile and the MPAA, a judge just ordered Warner Brothers to unseal records that explained the inner workings of their super secretive system to takedown pirated content. Now, the secret’s out, and the secret is “robots.”


How The Pirate Bay's Clever Hardware Setup Keeps The Site Alive

Various countries and corporations have been trying to shut down the Pirate Bay for years, and yet, the site keep soldiering on. This is not an accident. It’s actually the result of an ingenious cloud-based hardware setup that’s spread all over the world and more or less bulletproof.