BitTorrent Inc president and co-founder, Ashwin Navin says that iTunes' DRM is "a time bomb waiting to happen," and that it will inspire people to pirate content. The irony is that his company is about to launch a video store that heavily implements Microsoft's Windows DRM.
TorrentFreak is proud to present TorrentPod episode 21.
The Pirate Bay together with the ACFI have worked out a plan to buy the micronation of Sealand. Future citizens of this country can look forward to high speed Internet and the absence of copyright laws.
It is no secret that the MPAA and other anti-piracy organizations track down alleged pirates by uploading fake torrents. Up until now it was always unclear where those files came from, and how to identify them.
It turns out that Wal-Mart is running targeted banner campaigns on The Pirate Bay to promote their DVDs. They hereby contribute to the estimated $75,000 in ad revenues the Pirate Bay generates every month.
BitTorrent continues to expand beyond the computer. Today, the Taiwanese company IAdea announced that BitTorrent optimized microprocessors will become available soon. This makes it relatively easy to add BitTorrent support to other consumer electronics devices.
The 45 minute talk by Bloomberg including the iPhone introduction has been uploaded to BitTorrent. Instead of loading up Apple's servers and taking them down like last year, it would be smarter to download the torrent.
In a recent interview with the UK's Sunday Times, Gottfrid Svartholm, one of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay calls the MPAA a bunch of "rabid, obsessed lunatics."