torrents

Do You Even Torrent?

With the news that the “Netflix for torrents“, PopcornTime, is sneaking past the Apple Iron Shield, I’ve got to ask: given our newfound abundance of free, ad-supported and paid streaming services, who is torrenting these days? And what are you torrenting for?


'Netflix For Torrents' Sneaks Its Way Onto iOS At Long Last

PopcornTime aka basically “Netflix for Torrents” is a wonderful piece of software, but it’s been impossible to use it on an iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking the gadgets. Now, the crafty devs have figured out a way to load unauthorised software on a regular iOS device.


Your Torrent Client Might 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.


Aussie Zombie Movie Wyrmwood's Filmmakers Have A Message For Pirates

What would you do if, after investing four years of your time and a couple of hundred thousand dollars of your own money, you saw the product of your hard work shared freely around the internet?

The guys behind the Aussie indie zombie flick Wyrmwood, one of the last week’s most illegitimately downloaded movies after its release, have something to say to the people who have seen the film, but haven’t paid for that privilege.


Aussie Zombie Movie Wyrmwood Is Being Widely Pirated, But Please Don't

Indie zombie movie Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead has had a limited release around Australia, and has enjoyed a pretty positive reception from critics and moviegoers alike. The film was released onto iTunes in the US over the weekend, but it’s getting much more attention on the internet from illegitimate downloads on torrent sites.

Here’s the thing — you shouldn’t pirate Wyrmwood. It’s pretty much indefensible.


The Pirate Bay Is Down

The Pirate Bay has troubles. With its questionable legality, it seems hard for the torrent site to stay online for more than a few days at a time. It’s gotten especially bad recently. For your convenience, we’re now keeping of track of whether it’s up or down in one place.


Have You Ever Bought Something And Pirated It? 

Some people are morally opposed to pirating stuff on the internet. That is fair! (And law-abiding.) Then there are people who pirate stuff sometimes, and pay for stuff sometimes. This question is for you: Have you ever bought and pirated something? If so, why?


KickassTorrents Domain Seized, Site Back Up At Its Old Home

The ongoing legal drama of the world’s huge torrent trackers has just taken another turn. TorrentFreak reports that KickassTorrents, one of the most popular torrent trackers that had most recently taken up residence at Kickass.so, is down after an apparent domain seizure.


The Pirate Bay Is Back

Popular torrenting site The Pirate Bay is back after it was shut down by Swedish police late last year. While tons of copies popped up after the original disappeared, the swift resurrection of thepiratebay.se makes it clear that it’s damn near impossible to stop determined pirates.