Day: December 15, 2009

Canada’s embarrassing place in the BitTorrent rankings, Torrentz.com and IsoHunt world leadersCanada’s embarrassing place in the BitTorrent rankings, Torrentz.com and IsoHunt world leaders



TorrentFreak just published its Top 25 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2009. The list is based on traffic rank reports from Compete, Alexa and SiteReport’s World Rank.

Out of the top 25, 7 of them are located or have connections to Canada. Of the top 10, 4 are located or have connections to Canada. This means that Canada, alone, is home to more than 25% of the world’s public English language unauthorized BitTorrent sites and 40% of the leading ones are in Canada.  

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-15Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-15



  • Web “a breeding ground for disinformation” and the Internet “a danger for democracy”? “Caught in Web of faux pas”, National Post 12/14/09 #
  • EU ratifies WIPO Treaties to bring “protection up to speed with modern technologies” and to protect creative industries. http://ow.ly/LWML #
  • Google’s books: a Special Relationship with copyright, http://ow.ly/LZmJ #
  • US Supreme Court to hear text-message privacy case http://ow.ly/M1d8 #
  • EU ratification of WIPO treaties “will positively influence the development of creativity within the digital environment”. http://ow.ly/M1FD #
  • RT @copycense: Bridgeport: 6th Circuit affirms no fair use or de minimis for sampling  http://bit.ly/1KgrvW