The Most-Pirated Show Of 2018 Was The Walking Dead

Every year, TorrentFreak announces the most-pirated TV shows of the year, and 2018 sees The Walking Dead end Game of Thrones' 6-year reign at the top. Read More >>

Study Says Peer to Peer Piracy isn’t Dying Off, it’s Growing

In recent times the state of piracy has changed quite considerably. Studies have pointed to a rise in streaming piracy and the decline of peer-to-peer based methods like torrenting. But, a new study says that P2P piracy isn't dying off. It remains as popular as ever, and is actually growing in popularity in some parts of the world. Read More >>

Google Play Rejected An App Because it Mentioned BitTorrent

BitTorrent apps aren't exactly hard to come by on Google Play, particularly in comparison to the iTunes App Store. But BiglyBT just got its own app rejected from the Android-centric app store because of the word 'BitTorrent' in the description. Read More >>

Pirate Bay Founders Have Been Ordered to Pay Over £373,000 to Record Labels

Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm, two founders of The Pirate Bay, have been told to pay €405,000 (~£373,220) in compensation, following the conclusion of a lengthy legal battle. Neither of them offered any sort of defence, and were found guilty in their absence. Read More >>

Authorities Just Shut Down What.CD, the Best Music Torrenting Community

Torrenting’s long goodbye just claimed another victim.

Kanye, Champion of Paid Streaming Music, Got Caught Torrenting Software

Kanye has tried repeatedly and often to make artist-friendly streaming service Tidal happen. The premise is that Tidal is a “fair” way to stream music, an artist-friendly experience that gives back money to the creators. Which is great, but it appears Kanye can’t be bothered to pay for music software. Read More >>

Kickass Torrents Flagged As Dangerous By Firefox And Chrome Browsers

Popular torrent aggregator Kickass Torrents appears to have fallen foul of Mozilla and Google, with the site now flagged as suspicious by both companies. Read More >>

How to Make Sure Your Torrent Client Isn’t Secretly Mining Bitcoin

If you use uTorrent for your torrenting needs, there’s a good chance your client is also mining Bitcoin without you even realising it, and gobbling up your computer’s processing power. Read More >>

The Pirate Bay is Back [Update: It’s Down Again]

Update, 7:57 pm: Looks like it's down again. Will report back when I hear more about the outage. Read More >>

Mega Terminates Mega Founder’s Account for (False) Piracy

Kim Dotcom is probably the most wanted man in the cinema's fight against piracy. He's under investigation by the FBI, and they're trying to extradite him from sunny, safe New Zealand to the States. But those pale in comparison to his latest problem: his account on Mega, the cloud storage site he founded last year, just got terminated. Oops. Read More >>

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 Intentionally or not, Google is now running a pirate search, autocomplete included. Read More >>