ISP Level Anti-Piracy System Neutralized By BitTorrent

Two arch rivals from the KaZaA copyright infringement case have teamed up to produce what is being touted as a formidable anti-piracy system, converting pirates into paying customers. Installed at the ISP level so that users can't easily bypass it, 'Copyrouter' is defeated by BitTorrent.

UK Music Groups Launch Super Anti-Piracy Coalition

Umbrella groups in the UK which represent various parts of the music industry have decided that, in order to win the war on Internet piracy, what they really need is an even bigger umbrella group for all the other umbrella groups to shelter under. That new group, UK Music, is…

Anti-Piracy Lobby Loses Against “Non-Filtering” ISP

A Belgian ISP ordered by a court to stop all piracy on its network, only to discover that it was an impossible task, has seen that decision reversed. The court recognized that the anti-piracy solutions recommended by the music industry didn't work, which left the ISP Scarlet in an impossible…

NiN’s Donation Model Doesn’t Work for Most Artists

This year, several established bands have decided to give away their music for free, while giving fans the option to donate whatever they seem fit. For Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails it was a great success since they made more money from the donation model than they would have otherwise.…

Stoners, Vegans and a Junky Elephant Conquer BitTorrent

An animated Norwegian movie featuring sex, violence, stoners, a junkie elephant and even vegans, has been panned by UK critics. However, much to the dismay of the distributor, file-sharers don't agree with this assessment and have downloaded it 500,000 times, which the movie's producer thinks is 'Great!'

Wikipedia DVD Released on BitTorrent

Today, the latest edition of the Wikipedia school edition has been released by SOS Children’s Villages, a charity organization that aims to help orphans and vulnerable children worldwide. The 08/09 edition can be downloaded for free, via BitTorrent only, and comprises over 5500 hand-picked educational articles aimed at helping schools…