Bitchtorrent: Bram Cohen Invents New Protocol

It’s real easy to get started with BitchTorrent for your distribution needs. To begin, all you need is a feeder. The feeder takes and seeds files called bleeders. “With the feeders soon seeding bleeders, you’ll find yourself flooded with needers needing bleeders finding feeders in the seed. When your feeder…

LimeWire Sued by the RIAA

A couple of weeks ago the LimeWire team announced that they were planning to implement BitTorrent support in their popular filesharing application. Now the’re sued by the RIAA. Slightly more than a year ago the word was going around that LimeWire, at the time download.com’s most popular commercial p2p file…

The Puzzling Bram Cohen

Apparently he can solve two Sudoko brainteasers during his 30-minute commute on the ferry between Marin and San Francisco. And he has earned a high score of 320 on Tringo, a combination of Tetris and Bingo. The San Francisco Chronicle, from BitTorrent’s hometown San Francisco wrote a great piece on…

BitTorrent Movie Download Chart (wk31)

A weekly returning chart listing the most popular BitTorrent movie downloads. Ranking Movie Seeds / Peers 1 (1) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 48,933 2 (2) Superman Returns 48,796 3 (NEW) The Benchwarmers 47,768 4 (NEW) Final Destination 3 45,496 5 (4) The Devil Wears Prada 43,305 6…

What is this Bodström society thing anyway?

One thing that has emerged as a concept in the Swedish blogosphere over the last two years is the Bodström society. It obviously derives from the Swedish justice minister Thomas Bodström. The term relates to a society that is going in an Orwellian direction towards more and more monitoring of…

How The RIAA Sues

New York lawyer Ray Beckerman provides an excellent overview of how the RIAA litigation process works. “The RIAA lawsuits pit a small number of very large recording companies against individuals who have paid for an internet access account. On the plaintiff’s end, the owners of the underlying copyrights in the…

Odd Job Jack For Free

The Canadian animation series Odd Job Jack releases every episode plus additional resources for free. The content is released under a Creative Commons license, and distibuted over BitTorrent. What do they offer? Master flash files and bitmaps of every piece of art used in this season of Odd Job Jack.…