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.
The top 10 most downloaded DVDrips on BitTorrent, Oscar winner "No Country for Old Men" tops the chart this week.
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.
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…
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.
Over the past week, some servers used for updating the anti-virus software NOD32 were labeled as anti-p2p by a popular list maker for PeerGuardian. In response, NOD32's company, ESET, has categorised PG2 as malware in some of its latest updates.
Mininova has evolved quite a bit since it has started three years ago. Within a year it was one of the most visited torrent sites on the Internet, and the ever increasing number of users resulted in the 4 billionth torrent download recently. Time to ask some questions.
Former Dead Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra has torn into the RIAA, likening them to the mafia, threatening to leave a horse's head in the beds of old women and children alike, whilst destroying the education of student file-sharers. Don't even get him started on the media: "Goebbels would be proud"…