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…

Biggest Dutch Torrentsite forced to go down.

Brein, the Dutch anti-piracy organization has taken down 6 dutch torrentsites. Among these sites is Dutchnova, a torrentsite with 25.000 members. Brein gave the sites a choice: admit you infringe copyright and give us all the information about your members or we will sue you. These threatening and intimidating talk…

The Piratebay wins 6000$ thanks to TV-Show contestant

Thanks to Petter Nilsson, a candidate of the Swedish TV show Toppkandidaterna (Top candidates), the Piratebay just won over 6000$. Petter Nilsson said earlier that he would donate over 6000$ (20% of the total prize money) to ThePiratebay if he won. The contestants of the show had to pretend they…

Star Wreck owes its Success to BitTorrent

Star Wreck, a movie directed by Timo Vuorensola backed up by a crew of independent film makers became a great success thanks to BitTorrent. The Star Trek parody, released under a Creative Commons lisence has been downloaded millions of times. The movie became Finland’s most popular movie within just a…

Filesharing is Great Business

Filesharing technologies like BitTorrent have a bad name to most people who are not using it. Take the BBC Newsnight report for example, or the MPAA rallies. However these enemies are at the same time BitTorrent’s greatest fans, and the ones who can make or save a lot of money…