Vista Beta Torrent Not An Option

The demand for Microsoft’s second Vista Beta is so high that they have to limit the bandwidth to prevent the internet from collapsing (not my words). However, they can’t release it over BitTorrent for some vague reason. At least, according to a chat Chris Pirillo had with MS Mindshare Manager…

EFF vs. MPAA

Newsnight interviewed Dan Glickman (MPAA) and John Perry Barlow (EFF), to hear what they got to say about each other. It’s pretty amusing. Barlow was the songwriter of “The Grateful Dead”, advising its fans to share. He’s also a co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Here’s what Barlow has to…

World Cup Streaming & Downloading

Wired published an article on how to watch the World Cup on your PC. Over 750million people watch the World Cup on TV, but the article can be useful in case your TV breaks down, or if you're stuck behind your desk.

Pelé Joins the MPAA

The Football World Cup started yesterday in Germany. The MPAA has a great sense of timing and announced yesterday that they “hired” the footie legend Pelé, to score a goal against piracy. Pelé, the Brazilian legend, worked with the MPAA before in 2004, when his very own movie “pele forever”…

US Pirate Party

The US now has its very own Pirate Party. The party is founded by Brent Allison, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia, inspired by the Swedish pirate party “piratpartiet”. The pirate party has three issues on its agenda, one of these is to reform copyright law: The official…

P2Pnet vs. Kazaa: Bloggers Freedom at Stake

P2Pnet owner Jon Newton and four anonymous commenters are facing a libel suit filed by Sharman Networks and Kazaa CEO Nikki Hemming. Apparently they were quite upset by the words of some anonymous commenters in a P2Pnet post on swimming pool incident. It sounds absurd, but it’s true. As if…

PocketPacket Takes P2P to the Streets and Subways

The PocketPacket project (or PPP) is a simple idea aimed at taking p2p sharing to street level, while putting out the word on open source and free culture. Anyone who’s used bit torrent has taken something and given it pack to people they will never meet. PPP is all about…