Ridiculously Useless Bittorrent Software

Opinion

Every now and again, a software release comes out for BitTorrent that is truly revolutionary and revered. And other times, the source code should just be reduced back down to those ones and zeroes as quickly as possible. Here is a rundown of some of the world's most useless BitTorrent…

BitTorrent Inc. + Comcast = Love, Peace, Harmony…Not!

Opinion

When Robb Topolski made the initial discovery that Comcast was interfering with BitTorrent traffic, he couldn't have imagined that it would lead to an FCC hearing or, more importantly, to apparent reconciliation this week between Comcast and the rest of the world. Thing is, Robb doesn't believe a word of…

Norwegian ISPs Refuse MPAA’s Request to Disconnect Pirates

After being blown off by the Norwegian police, MPAA lawyer Espen Tondel is now demanding that ISPs disconnect Norwegian file-sharers from the Internet. According to IKT Norway, an interest group for ISPs, the lawyer has sent a letter to Norwegian ISPs on behalf of The Norwegian branch of the MPAA.

BPI Crackdown Planned as BitTorrent Becomes ‘Too Easy’

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is said to be planning a BitTorrent clampdown. The trade association, previously heavily involved in the shutdown of OiNK, says that BitTorrent has become "too easy" and is taking aim at what it refers to as 'larger networks'.

Swedish ISP Refuses To Block The Pirate Bay

After forcing a single ISP in Denmark to block The Pirate Bay, it now appears that the IFPI has a plan to sue all of the major Swedish ISPs to force them to do the same. Telia Sonera, a large Swedish ISP is refusing to be bullied, stating that such…

Comcast Teams Up With BitTorrent and Promises Net Neutrality

Comcast has announced that it will lift the ban on BitTorrent traffic, which prevented its users from sharing files using the popular protocol. The ISP and BitTorrent Inc. will work together on finding customer friendly solutions for the congestion allegedly caused by BitTorrent traffic.

TorrentSpy Shuts Down

A little over a year ago, TorrentSpy.com was still the most visited BitTorrent site, but times have changed. After an expensive two year battle with the MPAA, TorrentSpy decided to throw in the towel and the site has now shut down permanently.