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.…

Filesharing does not hurt the record industry

The CRIA (Canadian Record Industry Association) did a study on the effects of downloading on record sales. Interestingly enough, they found that downloaders buy more music that non-downloaders. Michael Geist went through the complete study report and concluded: In summary, CRIA’s own research now concludes that P2P downloading constitutes less…

Niteshdw to settle and Isohunt to fight the MPAA

It’s almost a month after the MPAA targeted 5 of the bigger torrent sites. In the meanwhile Isohunt has been planning to fight the MPAA and is currently raising money to do so. Niteshdw on the other hand doesn’t have the money to fight and tries to settle without taking…

How to create a torrent?

Torrents are great, they are the best way to share large files with your friends, or even with people you don't know at all. But surprisingly enough, not many people create torrents when they need to share something. I have "a lot of" friends who know how to download torrents,…

Googled

Always funny to see how people get here. Here are some highlights of the past day.

Cheap online storage with BitTorrent support

Amazon S3, short for “simple storage service” is a cheap way to store and download data from anywhere on the web. Storing data is cheap, $0.15 per GB a Month, and downloading data costs $0.20 per GB. Sounds like a great service, S3 allows you to uload files as big…

Podtropolis is about to change

Podtropoplis is the leading Ipod torrent site. Like they say “its grown from camp to village to bustling metropolis in no time”. Ipod formatted torrents are getting more and more popular every day, so there sure is a market for these content specific sites. Podtropolis is providing the service for…

Don’t Copy that Floppy!

People who think that anti-piracy campaigns are something new are wrong. Back in 1992 they had their own DRM, if you tried to “copy a floppy” back then, you were presented with a 10 minute pro-copyright / anti-piracy lecture by the SPA. Read More at WikiPedia The rap:, by MC…