P2P traffic is not cluttering the pipes yet

According to lightreading, P2P traffic is not hurting the major U.S networks at the moment. This was the conclusion of interviews with the leading technology executives from three of the four largest carriers in the U.S. At the same time it means that throttling BitTorrent, and other P2P traffic can…

Is BitTorrent Inc. messing with the MPAA?

In November 2005 BitTorrent and the MPAA announced that they were going to cooperate in the "war against piracy". The agreement was called a "historic event" and a "major breakthrough". But now, 4 months later BitTorrent.com is still indexing pirated movies and other copyrighted material.

Mininova the most popular BitTorrent Site

It’s been a year since mininova started and they finally reached the no1 spot of all torrent sites. There has an ongoing battle for the first place over the past three months between torrentspy, the piratebay and mininova. However it seems that mininova is definitely going to take the lead.…

BitTorrent Jargon

Because I sometimes implicitly assume that everybody is completely familiar with the BitTorrent jargon. I decided to make a little BitTorrent dictionary to explain some of the nerdy stuff. I hope this hope this is useful to some of you.

Torrentspy tells the MPAA to sue Google

Torrentspy, one of the biggest BitTorrent search engines, filed a "motion to dismiss" the lawsuit initiated by the MPAA a month ago. Torrentspy is accused of "supporting" copyright infringement. However, torrentspy reacted to these accusations saying that everything they do, Google can do to... and even better.

Two years in prison for downloading a movie

Germany just agreed on a new law that makes it possible to put downloaders behind bars for two years. This is if you use the movie for personal use, commercial downloaders face up to five years in prison. Germany is considered to be one of the leading filesharing counties in…

No easy way out for NiteShdw

Two days ago we reported that NiteShdw, one of the MPAA’s latest targets, was planning to settle the case without too much damage. However, the MPAA is not willing yo cooperate and demands at least $10.000 from the owner of the relatively small BitTorrent site. NiteShdw’s admin says: Ongoing discussions…

Michael Geist Interview

Michael Geist’s interpretation of a recent study on how downloading affects the music bussiness caused quite some controversy. Geist concluded from the study that filesharing does not hurt the record industry. P2Pnet interviewed Geist, they discuss several p2p related issues and it seems that Geist is a fan of BitTorrent.…