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Popular Torrent Search Engine Shuts Down Without Explanation

The torrenting community has been tumultuous these past few weeks. First, Kickass Torrents was seized by the government after the owner’s arrest. Now, one of the largest search engines has vanished.


Warner Bros Targets Streaming Subreddit Over Piracy, Fails

You can find almost anything on Reddit — including free, pirated movies — which is why one movie studio has started to not just go after the sources of these videos, but the places that aggregate them.


Kickass Torrents Clones Are Going To Keep Appearing, Aren't They?

Yes, yes they will. If you absolutely have to get movies and books for free, make sure you’re doing it responsibly. I’ve received multiple emails since the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT) was arrested on Wednesday concerning new clones of the popular piracy website.


KickassTorrents Goes Offline As Alleged Owner Arrested

If you, like so many, used KickassTorrents (KAT) as one of your primary sources for downloading movies and music, you’re out of luck, as the alleged owner of the site was arrested on Wednesday.


The Top 10 Places To Download Or Stream Movies For Free, Legally

It’s easy to find movies to download or stream, but if you’re flying straight and narrow or want to support and watch films that are free, public domain, or whose creators want them free and openly shared, here are some great sites to bookmark — and visit when you want something new to watch.


US Judge Says IP Address Doesn't Prove Anything In Piracy Case

What do you do if you get busted for pirating a terrible Adam Sandler movie? Deny it. That seems to be the lesson of a recently dismissed US federal case, which raises the burden of proof that copyright owner must meet in order to hold you accountable for infringement.


These Fake Torrents Are Installing Adware Instead Of Video Games

A Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) distribution campaign has been revealed on a number of torrent sites specifically targeting video games. Fake torrents with the names of sought-after games such as The Witcher 3 have been found, used as bait to trick you into silently installing PUAs on their computer.

Although PUAs are low risk, they are still malicious — changing your home page, hiding shortcuts, or replace existing browser shortcuts with shortcuts to third-party browsers filled with ads.


The Pirate Bay Sails Back To Its Old Domain

Sweden has said “nope” to The Pirate Bay’s ThePirateBay.se and PirateBay.se sites, forfeiting them to the state for assisting in copyright infringement, and forcing the torrenting site back to its old .org address.


Maybe You Shouldn't Stream Torrents In Your Browser

Torrents-Time is an interesting little browser plugin that lets you stream torrents without needing to download a whole separate client. It’s a boon for anyone who needs a simple way to torrent, but as a few people are pointing out, it’s also horribly insecure.


You Can Now Stream Torrents From The Pirate Bay In Your Browser

Despite a stormy ride, The Pirate Bay is still alive and well. And now it has an intriguing new feature: you can stream the torrents it indexes right there in your browser.


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