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.

Mininova: Serving Billions of Torrents and Buying Bugattis

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.

RIAA Reminds Me of The Mafia, says Musician

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"…

SXSW 2008 on BitTorrent: 3.5 GB of Free Music

The South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is one of the biggest and most popular in the United States. For the fourth year in a row, SXSW has released a DRM-less collection of songs that - thanks to Greg Hewgill - can now be downloaded for free via BitTorrent.