Usenet News

Usenet and usenet industry news collected here. Articles are listed in reverse chronological order.

Perfect 10 Loses Appeal Against Giganews

Notorious copyright troll Perfect 10 lost its appeal against Giganews in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This marks another major loss for the ostensible porn company which, over the years, has become more famous for its frivolous lawsuits that it has for any sort of entertainment production. Giganews Continues Its Wins Giganews had already […]

Astraweb Review

Astraweb, a well known Usenet Service Provider and NOT a reseller, provides good value with a lot of options that make their Usenet service appealing. Astraweb Usenet has block accounts, variety of payment options, SSL and every feature you would need in a Usenet provider. Currently AstraWeb is offering some Usenet specials so be sure […]

Newzleech Review

Newzleech , a popular NZB USENET search engine hosted in Russia, offers free access to over 1500 days of binary Usenet posts. You can search through particular newsgroups or search all of them at the same time. Newzleech Highlights Rapid USENET Search Engine Free Searches: No Limits (Advertiser Supported) VIP Level: only $6 a year. […]

NZB Tortuga Review

Launched in November 2016, NZB Tortuga is a new NZB site with both solid hardware specs and a respectable plan for growth. NZB Tortuga Highlights Newznab based NZB site software. Free membership level: 5 NZB file downloads daily (No API calls) VIP Level: only $6 a year. Unlimited NZB downloads. 6,000 API calls daily. Plans […]

Newshosting is now at 3,000 days of retention

On November 11, 2016  Newshosting hit 3000 days of retention!  Given that the volume of daily Usenet uploads is increasing over time, this makes Newshosting’s announcement all that more impressive. For those of you that don’t want to do the math, that’s over eight years of Usenet binaries that you can access. In celebration of […]

Cable too Expensive? Cut the Cord with USENET

If there’s one thing that cable companies do consistently, it’s find a way to jack up their prices. They’ll also fight mightily to avoid any situation where they have to put their customers first. Recently, Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC, found himself in quite a back-and-forth with the cable companies over the inflated prices […]

Filesharing on USENET, Better than Torrenting

USENET is no spring chicken. In fact, it’s one of the oldest file sharing technologies out there. If you’re looking for an alternative to BitTorrent, however, and all the headaches that come with it, looking backward is sometimes the best thing you can do. Where USENET Beats BitTorrent It’s no secret that ISPs and copyright […]

RedUsenet Review

RedUsenet is a forum that features NZB files. The files are verified, so you won’t have to contend with some of the spam that you’ll find on other sites. This is a custom-built site, written in PHP by the developers and it’s remarkably easy to use. Membership Plans There’s only one membership plan at RedUsenet: […]

CouchPotato Vs. SickBeard, SickRage and Sonarr

CouchPotato, SickBeard, SickRage and Sonarr all get a lot of attention on this site. Some users might not be familiar with them at all. If that sounds like you, read on. This article will explain the differences between these four programs and explain how you use them with your USENET subscription. For Movies and Television […] Shuts Down for good is shutting down. The indexer sent out a tweet announcing the shutdown on February 7. The site, as the tweet says, has been around for six years now. In a statement, said the site was shutting down due to the personal risk involved in running an indexer. The site will shut down over […]