Video: Ashwin Navin on the History of BitTorrent

Ashwin Navin, CEO and President of BitTorrent Inc, talks a little about the history of BitTorrent, from its creation in 2001 by the unemployed engineer Bram Cohen, through to its strong position today in 2007.

Malicious BitTorrent Clients: New Coat of Paint, Same Bad Story

It seems that hardly a month goes by without another malicious BitTorrent client appearing for download, hoping to dupe inexperienced and unsuspecting file-sharers into installing malware. As new kid on the block 'Get-Torrent' hits the web, we scratch below the surface to find the same old malware and the same…

Booty Plundered from Pirate Bay is Useless

When you're as infamous as The Pirate Bay, this inevitably leads to attention, not all of it positive. Unfortunately, the guys at the bay have had a run in with some undesirables who took copy of the site's user database. However, prepared as ever for disaster recovery, The Pirate Bay…

Share a Single Song on BitTorrent, eDonkey, Get Fined $400

In March we reported on an anti-piracy outfit and its legal partners taking action against UK file-sharers, having already done so against thousands in Germany. Now, thousands of Italian file-sharers have been issued with demands totaling over one million euros. The cost of sharing a single song in Italy? A…

Jailed ‘Big Crook’ BitTorrent Pirate Appeals Again

Chan Nai-ming, the first man in the world to be sentenced to jail for using BitTorrent has taken a second appeal against his sentence to the highest Court in Hong Kong. Chan made his first appeal against his original sentence of three months in prison in 2006, but lost the…

Pirate Bay Politics for Dummies

The Pirate Bay dismissed the rumor that they sympathsize with right-wing (or left-wing) political views. In fact, the only wings they treasure are their Phoenix wings. It looks like the anti-pirates have loaded their cannons, but so far The Pirate Bay has dodged their bullets, as they continue to sail…

BitTorrent Chief: University Shirked its Responsibilities to Students

Ashwin Navin, president of BitTorrent Inc. has levelled some serious criticism towards Ohio University after it issued a blanket P2P ban on its campus network. Navin says the school has shown a serious lack of knowledge, has stifled innovation and demonstrated neglect as an educational establishment.