Filesharing gains popularity in Japan

Filesharing is getting more popular in Japan according to a recent survey by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). 3.5 percent of the Japanese Internet users is actively using p2p software to share files, compared to 2.7 percent last year.

You are a Pirate!

Pirates are popular these days, Pirate Parties are popping up like mushrooms, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest is leading the BitTorrent movie download chart, and became the fastest film ever to go beyond $300 million in Canada and the US. so sing along.. You are a Pirate! WoW!

Online Freedom of Speech Fundraiser

P2Pnet owner Jon Newton is facing a libel suit filed by Kazaa CEO Nikki Hemming. To help Newton with his legal fees, Toronto based singer/songwriter Neil Leyton has written a song about the situation, and has organized a fundraiser for August 5th at the Rivoli, with fellow Fading Ways Music…

Towards a RSS 2.0 BitTorrent Standard

SqrtBoy published a whitepaper on discussing his ideas on how BitTorrent webmasters should design their BitTorrent RSS feeds. SqrtBoy is known for his work on Torrent Trader Lite, VBTT, IPBTT and other several BitTorrent tracker php/mysql scripts. It is great to see that someone is proposing a standard for BitTorrent…

BitTorrent Movie Download Chart (wk29)

A weekly returning chart listing the most popular BitTorrent movie downloads. Ranking Movie Seeds / Peers 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 49,397 2 Superman Returns 47,792 3 Nacho Libre 47,298 4 Click 45,102 5 Cars 43,289 6 X-Men: The Last Stand 41,951 7 The Devil Wears Prada…

MPAA & Guba to use Johnny

The MPAA teams up with Guba in their war on piracy. Guba introduces Johnny, a content filter for their online video download and share service. Guba recently signed a deal with Warner Bros. to spread DRM loaded movies and TV-shows online. According to the press release “GUBA is filtering movies…

Done The Impossible .Torrent

Done the impossible is the story behind the rise, fall, and rebirth of the cult TV show Firefly. Firefly was ressurected thanks to efforts of the fans of this popular sci-fi show. In the documentary “done the impossible” the fans tell their part of this success story. They explain why…