file-sharing

game changers

Hollywood Is Setting Up a Legal ‘Machine’ to Sue Pirates In Canada

Every Canadian internet user should be paying attention.
Jordan Pearson
12.15.17
the dark web

Dark Web Suspects Busted After Visiting Image Sharing Site Outside of Tor

The cases show that even if people are using a dark web child pornography site, they may visit other related sites without the protections of the Tor network.
Joseph Cox
5.9.17
Internet Police

Judge Says Cops Can Search BitTorrent Shared Files Without a Warrant

Justin Landry allegedly used BitTorrent to share child pornography. The cops found him using a special software called “Torrential Downpour.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.10.17
Silicon Divide

Pirates Are Posting Prince's Music to An Obscure Corner of the Internet

Sure, you’ll have to break copyright to find Prince’s music online, but when has that ever stopped pirates?
Nicholas Deleon
4.22.16
Power

A Plugin Brings Streaming to the Pirate Bay, and Not Everyone Is Happy

Popcorn Time-like plugin allows users to easily "stream" content, prompting freeloading concerns
Leif Johnson
2.6.16
Internet

New Zealand Judge Grants US Request to Extradite Megaupload's Kim Dotcom

Megaupload founder and three co-defendants are a step closer to US jail cell.
Greg Sandoval
12.23.15
BitTorrent

This One GIF Explains How BitTorrent Finds Files

Torrents, how do they work?
Clinton Nguyen
10.29.15
Art

Surreal Sculptures and Prints Subvert Copyrighted Files

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez disguises copyrighted files inside remixed sculptures and image files in ‘Hard Copy.’
DJ Pangburn
10.28.15
Music

A Reddit Conversation About a Weird mp3 Rip Gets Even Weirder

Internet coincidences are the stuff of magic.
Rachel Pick
10.1.15
Power

Belgium Drops Criminal Charges Against Pirate Bay Four

A "ridiculous" case gets shown the door.
Michael Byrne
7.11.15
Culture

The Pirate Bay's Return Continues to Be a Trainwreck

The embattled torrent site continues to face a whole litany of issues.
Jason Koebler
3.2.15
Canada

Spies Know What You're Downloading on Filesharing Sites, New Snowden Docs Show

A program called LEVITATION monitored users of file sharing websites such as Rapidshare and the now-defunct Megaupload for suspicious activity.
Matthew Braga
1.28.15
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