Targetpoint, an ad-company that is offering targeted ads is targeting BitTorrent sites. Targetpoint recognizes the potential that most BitTorrent sites have, and is already a partner of several torrent sites. Most of the time it stays with serving ads on a pay per click basis, but they sometimes go even…
Downloading TV episodes has become extremely popular within the BitTorrent/P2P community. However, some of you might not be completely familiar with all the TV-Torrent tags. The filename of a TV-Torrent contains a set of tags that give you information things like the source, quality, and release group.
What else happened this week? A list of BitTorrent and P2P stuff we didn't blog about.
The Piratebay is known for their hilarious responses to legal threats. They recently added a response to linotype's cease and desist request. Linotype is a German company that sells fonts, so you can probably guess the piratebay response to that.
The Spanish police made 15 p2p related arrests today, and closed down several BitTorrent, eMule and Edonkey sites. The victims are accused of facilitating "copyright infringement". Today's arrests are the result of a large scale investigation by several Spanish "copyright protection" organizations that started in October 2005.
Azureus won the award for "most popular open-source software" This is the result of the first annual SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards. Azureus is one of the most active and most downloaded project on SourceForge. It seems that P2P software is popular, because Emule finished in second position.
During the past two weeks the Dutch anti-piracy organization BREIN forced 6 (small) torrent sites to stop their services. Brein is known for its intimidating techniques, and is successful in taking down sites, mostly set up by hobbyists.
A Swedish prosecutor says Big Six studio efforts to nail a man they say shared a movie online may have effectively slammed the door in their faces. This means that individual filesharers in Sweden can feel a little more safe.