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.…

Anti-Piracy Trojan

Trojan/Erazer-A is a new trojan that spreads through P2P networks. Apart from infecting your pc with malware and disabling anti-virus applications, it also actively deletes music, video's and pictures from "shared folders', used by p2p applications.

TIOTI Preview: The TV-Torrent Evolution

TIOTI, short for “tape it off the internet”, is about to enter the BETA stage. The first invites will be sent on May 25. We have a preview of some of the TIOTI goodness. Sign up for invites now. What is TIOTI? It’s a revolutionary approach to socialize and optimize…

Burger King & Myspace to Sell “24″ downloads

Burger King and Myspace join forces. They will start selling episodes of the popular TV-Show “24″. The first episodes of season 1 and 5 will be for free, just to warm the customers up, the other episodes will cost for $1.99 per download. They will advertise with the popular slogan:…

Nothing Changes

John Naughton wrote a great column about the announced cooperation between Warner and BitTorrent earlier this week. It’s a good thing that Hollywood is embracing BitTorrent, but not like this. The great thing about BitTorrent is that it has really important legitimate uses – ones that do not infringe copyright.…