BitTorrent Inc. to Sell Girls Gone Wild Videos

When Bram Cohen was testing the BitTorrent protocol back in 2002, he used free porn to lure people into using BitTorrent. Five years later BitTorrent turned into a commercial venture, and it now charges their customers for downloading soft-porn clips of drunk teens showing off body parts. Times have changed.

Tracking a BitTorrent Swarm in Google Earth

Do you ever wonder where all the seeds and peers on your torrent come from, and what their houses look like? P2p-monitor.com developed a great tool to visualize a real life BitTorrent swarm in Google Earth.

Another Dutch Torrent Site Taken Down

Most of the world's largest and most important BitTorrent trackers are situated in The Netherlands, so you would expect that if anyone would be a target of Dutch anti-piracy oufit BREIN, they would. Wrong. BREIN has a long record of ignoring the heavyweights and picking on the little guy. Their…

RIAA: Worst Company in America 2007

After 15 punishing rounds of combat involving 32 of America's most hated companies, 100,000 voters have spoken: More hated than Halliburton, more despised than Walmart, the RIAA has defeated all-comers to become the Worst Company in America 2007.

BitTorrent to Launch Advertising Supported TV-network

BitTorrent Inc. has plans to launch a free, ad-supported TV-network by the end of this year. It will hereby be in direct competition with Joost and online video services like YouTube. It is unsure if BitTorrent's current partners like Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox will also make their content…

Band Frontman Wants to Strangle File-Sharer

Maxïmo Park's latest album was leaked onto BitTorrent, a full month ahead of its official launch. Now, band frontman Paul Smith has told the BBC that he's remaining philosphical: he knows he can't stop it but he still wants to strangle the file-sharer who pre-released the album.

Calculate Your Optimal BitTorrent Settings

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Configuring your BitTorrent client is extremely important if you want to get the best out of BitTorrent. However, the settings pane of the average BitTorrent client might be a bit overwhelming, and some people just don't know where to start. For novices, this BitTorrent settings calculator might come in handy.

Government Blocks Torrent Site, Citizens Protest

May 2006 saw the admin of one of Bulgaria's largest BitTorrent trackers arrested by the police, accused of putting links to over 20 million copyright works on the internet. Despite the fact he has been released, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry has now ordered all ISP's to block access to the…