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World's second largest torrent site abruptly shuts down

ExtraTorrent, the world's second largest torrent site, has suddenly shut down without official explanation. The company has abruptly taken its servers offline and claims it has deleted all the content they once hosted. It had millions of daily visitors.

Torrentz, one of the world's largest torrent sites, shuts down

One of the world's largest torrent sites has closed down without warning. Torrentz announced it is ceasing its operations in a message on its homepage, making it significantly harder for people to find torrents and pirate content illegally.

Op-Ed: Popcorn Time is awesome; may get you fined or arrested

The launch of the free torrent-streaming service, Popcorn Time, has already made waves throughout the internet — and for good reason, the service is cool.

Study: Pirated movies don't make a dent in US box office returns

A new study reveals that despite popular thinking, piracy may not have a major impact on box office returns in the United States.

Internet Service Provider found not guilty in file sharing

The attention of movie studios, record companies and online pirates around the globe is this morning focused on an Australian court ruling on whether internet service providers should prevent their customers sharing files.

Pirate Bay defendents sentenced to jail time and fines

Torrent Freak is reporting that Pirate Bay has lost its court case in Sweden. Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström were all found guilty.

MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents

A company named "Media Defender" has been traced to uploading fake torrents to report IP addresses to your ISP.

The Pirate Bay Expands Lineup

Additionally, in response to the growing demand for TV programming, ThePirateBay has included a new section dedicated to such torrents. In a recent blog posting, ThePirateBay announced its new TV feature:

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Torrentz s homepage after its sudden closure announcement
Torrentz's homepage after its sudden closure announcement

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