Torrent: Free and Open Source Software CD

I stumbled upon this great collection of free and open source software applications. The CD is created by the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society and contains over 100 useful applications.

MashBoxx: Authorized P2P Downloads

Mashboxx is the first p2p application that offers music downloads authorized by major record labels. This week Mashboxx finalized their deal with SONY BMG.

Party With Pirates!

The Pirates are throwing a party, and you are invited! Why? 1. PiratbyrÃ¥ns website has, as reported, returned after a political repression. 2. Copy Me (swedish), an anthology of texts from the website, has been a huge success and quickly sold out but will now be released in a new…

RIAA vs. IP:127.0.0.1

Is an ip-address enough evidence to sue a person for downloading copyrighted material? Recent cases suggest that the RIAA and the MPAA will need more evidence than that. And that's certainly a good thing if you take into account how many people share the same ip, or leave their Wifi…

The Past and Future of Filesharing

It’s been almost one year since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the MGM v Grokster case, determining that Grokster and Streamcast can be held legally liable for what it calls “inducing” copyright infringement by users if they market their filesharing programs “with the object of promoting…

Austrian Pirates Separate from Communists

Austria now has its very own pirate party. Initially the communist party KPÖ presented itself as the national Pirate Party, but it appeared that not all pirates wanted to be associated with the communist ideals. The Austrian Pirate Party is planning to participate in Austria’s national elections this October and…

Snarf-It introduces “Delete It Yourself” Service

Handling DMCA notices is probably one of the most effortful tasks of a BitTorrent site admin. In order to lighten this load, and to please copyright owners, snarf-it.org introduced a “delete it yourself” (DIY) service. On Snarf-it.org we read: A couple of days ago we received this email from Microsoft…

Isohunt Adopts Podtropolis

Podtropolis, the popular “Ipod” torrent site had to close its doors a couple of weeks ago. Podtropolis had financial problems and wasn’t able to pay the bills. But it looks like things changed for the better. Gary from Isohunt.com came to the rescue…. At Podtropolis we read: Well, I just…