Snakebite: Web-Served torrents

Snakebite will pimp your web-server into a torrent creator, and supports web-seeding. The snakebite project is one of the results of the successful Google Summer of Code program. Here’s how it works 1. Install snakebite on your server (Debian only at this point) 2. Upload a file. and Snakebite will…

BPI: stricter financial punishment for pirates

The UK anti-piracy lobby (BPI) demanded immediate action against CD pirates. Piracy has increased because the punishments are too mild according to the BPI. And the BPI doesn’t like being “mild” at all. Earlier this month the BPI banned 12 year old from the “school kids music chart because her…

Allpeers vs. Slyck

Slyck did its best to dig up as much dirt as possible about the AllPeers extension. The article raises valid questions, but perhaps it would have been a good idea to actually confront the guys from AllPeers with these questions. Anyway, judge for yourself Slyck article vs. Allpeers response

Game developer releasing fake games

Game developer “introversion” is planning to release “faked” versions of their new games as soon as a pirated copy pops up. The faked versions will look like the real deal, but are in fact nothing more than a demo version. Introversion states: “You can’t stop peer-to-peer file sharing, so the…

Metalinker: integrating http, ftp and p2p

We’ve all seen those download pages where a couple of http, ftp and BitTorrent mirrors are listed. We often just pick one of there, but wouldn’t it be great if you could use them all at the same time? Metalinker has the solution. It works like this, the .metalink file…

9 BitTorrent how-to’s

Here's a roundup of some of the how-to articles that appeared on TorrentFreak over the past few months. Might be useful to some of the new readers.