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Demonoid's tracker flickers to life, website remains dark

Prominent semi-private torrent tracker Demonoid is once again showing signs of life, although the website itself remains a lifeless cadaver. What this means for Demonoid is anyone's guess, but during the site's 2009 sabbatical, the website returned just weeks after its…

TPB blockade makes no difference, says ISP XS4ALL

Despite European courts forcing ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay, the move has had little impact on the internet's most well known, longest-running torrent website. In fact, according to a blog post by one of Europe's largest ISPs, XS4ALL,…

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…

Torrent search engine BTJunkie voluntarily shuts down

BTJunkie, one of the top five BitTorrent search engines, has decided to close its doors voluntarily after 7 years in operation. The move comes amid growing pressure from authorities in the U.S. and elsewhere, who recently took legal action against…

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...