Cashing In on Naive BitTorrent Users

BitTorrent sites are overloaded with ads for malware ridden BitTorrent clients and paid tutorials that promise to quadruple your download speed. They try to lure naive users into downloading their products with catchy phrases such as "Breakthrough Information Will Have You Downloading Torrents Up To 475% Faster". It's time to…

RIAA Keeps Settlement Money, Artists May Sue

Despite collecting an estimated several hundred million dollars in P2P related settlements from the likes of Napster, KaZaA and Bolt, prominent artists' managers are complaining that so far, they haven't received any compensation from the labels. According to a lawyer, some are considering legal action.

Swedish Record Labels See Filesharing as Virtue

While the RIAA sues its customers, and blames filesharing for the decrease in record sales, a coalition of seven independent Swedish record labels explores alternatives that make use of the Internet and filesharing technology.

MediaDefender Parent Company Facing Liquidation

After suffering humiliation at the hands of a hacker in 2007, the future of anti-piracy company MediaDefender is in serious doubt. Its parent company, ARTISTdirect, has called in a team of specialists to "assist in the exploration of strategic alternatives." That'll be alternatives to liquidation, then.

FCC Hearing: Comcast Uses Hacker Techniques

Today is an important day for network neutrality, as the FCC's Broadband Network management hearing has been discussing Comcast's attempt to slow down BitTorrent traffic. One of the panelists said Comcast uses "hacker techniques" to manage their network.

Lawyers For ‘Imposter’ P2P Software Threaten Open-Source Team

A company trying to pass itself off as vendors of the open-source file-sharing software Shareaza, has set the legal dogs on the real Shareaza forum. Discordia Ltd, who earlier turned Bearshare and iMesh into pay services, demanded action after a member of the real Shareaza forum suggested a DOS attack…

Oscar Winners 2008 Popular on BitTorrent

It happens almost every year, a few hours after the Oscar winners are announced, people fire up their BitTorrent clients. The day after the award show is traditionally "Oscar winner download day", as people are desperately trying to find that Oscar winning movie they haven't seen yet.