Warner Bros Signs Deal with Porn Firm

Warner Bros is using a Guba, company specializing in online pornography searches, to sell its DRM-loaded Warner movies and TV online. “You may well know that some of the best porn gets circulated on newsgroups,” says Supervert. But, “You need a news reader, and often you miss some of the…

Pirates On The Loose

Is the MPAA is losing the “war on piracy”? Hollywood lost 6.1 billion according to reasearch by the MPAA, 75% higher than they expected. Although The DVD sniffin Dogs “Lucky and Flo” help a little bit, the pirates are on the loose. The MPAA claimes “major victories” in their war…

Sealand on Fire

Sealand is on fire. The self-proclaimed safe haven for everything that’s forbidden elsewhere suffered from a fire, probably caused by a generator. Firefighters attacked the fire from a ship, but it is unknown if they succeeded and what the damage is. Sealand and it’s hosting company havenco have no regulations…

MPAA Hacker Now Working with Torrentspy

A month ago Torrentspy sued the MPAA because an alleged hacker, hired by the MPAA, retrieved private information from the BitTorrent indexer. But according to Cnet Robert Anderson (the hacker) is now helping Torrentspy to fight the MPAA. Among the claims by Valence Media (Torrentspy) is that as part of…

BitTorrent 4.20 Implements Cache Discovery Protocol

BitTorrent just released version 4.20. The new version gives ISP’s a “customer friendly” alternative to manage the increasing bandwidth need that is caused by BitTorrent traffic; caching traffic instead of throttling or shaping. In an attempt to decrease the bandwidth generated by BitTorrent traffic, ISP’s started to shape and throttle…

P2P Raids and Lawsuits Just don’t Work

The IFPI announced a new round of lawsuits last May, but once again it is shown that their threats sort little effect. Pirates are not easily scared and p2p traffic continues to grow. Ipoque studied survey anonymized date supplied by some large German network operators and concludes: Illegal P2P file…