MPAA Hacks Torrentspy

Torrentspy is suing the MPAA because an alleged hacker, hired by the MPAA, retrieved private information from the BitTorrent indexer.

Private Torrent Tracker Ratio Cheat

A bug in the popular torrentbits tracker code makes it extremely easy to increase your ratio on most private torrent sites. With HTTP analyser and Firefox you can increase your upload/download ratio pretty easy. Leeching without being recognized as a leecher. I guess you were expecting a link here? Too…

Mininova Hits 400 Million Downloads

Mininova now has over 400 million torrent downloads, nearly 16 months after it’s launch. Currently, mininova is the most popular torrent site, leaving the piratebay and torrentspy behind. At this very moment they’re even more popular than suprnova in the “old days“. And they continue to grow with over a…

Legal Torrents: Movies and Videos

More great examples of “legal” BitTorrent sites. Filesharing goes beyond piracy. Movies PublicDomainMovies StarWreck (star trek parody) Cactuses Star Wars Revelations “TV”-Shows MariposaHD (first HDTV show) NerdTV (TV for Nerds) The Scene Marcus hates his job Stageside Tech-TV — Legal Torrents * Games, Music and Software * Movies and Videos

P2Pnet vs. Sharman Networks?

Jon Newton at P2PNet.net is facing a libel suit. The details on the case remain unknown however. Well, curiosity got the better of me, so I went to the Province of British Coloumbia to search through their Court Services Online. It would appear that the plaintiff in this is Sharman…

Cheating BitTorrent

BitTorrent is believed to be one of the fairest P2P protocols. The built in tit-for-tat mechanism makes sure that you get what you give. But there are several ways to cheat and exploit BitTorrent in order to increase your download speed. But how vulnerable is BitTorrent? Nikitas Liogkas, Robert Nelson,…

Spring Break

I will be spending the next 10 days on a deserted island, far away from any connection to the www. I’ve scheduled a couple of posts so there will be “a little action” while I’m gone. Hang in there, I will be back. Ernesto. — update 25-05 still on vacation.…