Torrentspy lost their TV and Movie directory

Torrentspy, one of the biggest torrent sites out there "lost" their TV and Movie directory. This obviously makes it harder for people to browse through the torrent listing and find the files they want. The categories in question are replaced by a more general "video" directory. And categories like DVD-screener,…

Dutch Public TV Channels are going to use BitTorrent

The Dutch pubic TV broadcasting channels (omroep.nl) are going share TV shows using BitTorrent. The deal was announced earlier today on a workshop on P2P TV. They are going to experiment with the new “social” BitTorrent client called Tribler. Johan Pauwelse (tribler) and William Valkenburg (omroep.nl) shaking hands Johan Pauwelse,…

Peer to Peer traffic statistics

Peer to Peer traffic is increasing according to Cachelogics David Ferguson. Ferguson presented some interesting data during a workshop on P2P TV hosted by Creative Commons earlier today. Tim Kuik, head of Brein, the Dutch anti-piracy organization that took down 6 BitTorrent sites earlier this week listened carefully.

George Bush’ Ipod and Torrents

You probably never expected it but even George Bush has his personal torrent site. The rumor is that he got interested in BitTorrent when Bono gave him a new Ipod. George likes to “shuffle the shuffle” and calls it “pretty high tech stuff”. Check out George and his Ipod Bush:…

Azureus 2.4.0.2 released

Azureus just released a brand new version. Azureus is still SourceForge’s most active project, and in the top 3 of most downloaded utilities. There are no new gadgets, primarily bugfixes and performance improvements. including: Encryption bug fix Faster crash recovery hashing Reduced the # of windows popping up at once…

Social BitTorrent Client launched

Tribler is a new BitTorrent client that adds a social layer on top of the regular features. Tribler allows you to create groups, friends and it supports tags and profiles. The official release of this Social BitTorrent client is tomorrow, but everyone is free to grab a test version from…

Allpeers demo and interview

Allpeers is a revolutionary Firefox extension that let you share pictures, music and videos within Firefox. There’s no public BETA yet, but Rocketboom went to Prague to get some answers and a demonstration of how it works. It’s clearly not vaporware. To put it simple, Allpeers combines BitTorrent, buddy lists,…

uTorrent Interview

Two weeks ago the deal between PeerFactor and the uTorrent developer Ludvig Strigeus caused quite some controversy in the p2p and BitTorrent scene. This is mainly because PeerFactor is known for their Peer-against-Peer and other anti-piracy work. However, they take another route now. focusing on improving legitimate filesharing techniques. Today…