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PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

TorGuard, a VPN service provider, was recently given the cold shoulder by PayPal for providing BitTorrent-related services. Upon discovery of TorGuard's relationship with BitTorrent, PayPal abruptly froze the company's account, preventing the virtual network provider from sending or receiving payments…
The Pirate Bay launches project to promote artists

The Pirate Bay launches project to promote artists

Although it's condemned by the media industry for providing access to illegal content, there is a positive side The Pirate Bay. If nothing else, the world's largest torrent site can shine a spotlight on little-known artists, allowing them to rise from obscurity and ascend to stardom...

Trivia Tuesday: Some facts about BitTorrent

Trivia Tuesday: Some facts about BitTorrent

Torrenting is perhaps one of the favorite ways for internet users to download copyrighted material for free. It involves downloading a .torrent file and loading it into a torrent program, which then finds users around the internet (thanks to "trackers") who…
BitTorrent downloads linked to RIAA and DHS

BitTorrent downloads linked to RIAA and DHS

The recent launch of www.youhavedownloaded.com has been attracting an ever-increasing audience as internet users scramble to see what publicly available data is stored against IP addresses they use. For those guilty of piracy the site offers a disturbing insight into…