Category Archives: File-Sharing

News in the controversial world of file-sharing


The Pirate Bay Shut Down Had No Effect on Copyright Infringement – Data

Last week, Swedish BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay, was shut down. While the hope for anti-piracy organizations was that the shut down would have a major impact on copyright infringement, it turns out, but an anti-piracy tracking company’s own statistics, this was absolutely not the case.


Australian Government Mulling Internet Censorship to Slow File-Sharing

Australia is currently in the process of putting together a proposed copyright reform law aimed at slowing file-sharing. While the good news is that the proposal would merely seek to slow the connection speeds of alleged file-sharers, the bad news is that the government is wanting to resort to Internet censorship by blocking alleged file-sharing […]


Private BitTorrent Site BTTrove Announces Shutdown

By Drew Wilson Private BitTorrent site BTTrove, an e-learning torrent site, has announced that they will be shutting down operations. Members who use the site describe the announcement as sudden and sad. The announcement was sent out to members on Tuesday. Site staff cited a handful of issues with keeping the site open, but the […]


South Korea Three Strikes Law Under Re-Examination Pressure

By Drew Wilson The three strikes law concept has been falling on hard times in these last few months. The only country we haven’t heard about much that has implemented a three strikes law is South Korea. Now we have. Apparently, the laws have resulted in numerous takedown requests, multiple suspensions and little in the […]