Suprnova.org For Sale

Suprnova.org, once the biggest and most popular BitTorrent site on the net is for sale. Suprnova went offline 19 december 2004 and returned in 2005 as a P2P news site. Currently Suprnova still has pagerank 6 generating quite a lot of traffic. A year after the closedown, Sloncek, the brain…

Downloads Kill Hospital Server

The Queen Mother Hospital’s (Margate, UK) server was down for two days because it was stuffed with illegal music, movie and software downloads. While the server was down X-rays had to be processed using film. The sysadmin tried to regenerate some of the most vital data from the server, but…

Soderbergh to release HD Movie on BitTorrent

Movie producer Steven Soderbergh said he is going to use BitTorrent to distrubute a short High Def movie. Soderbergh discussed the possibilities BitTorrent has for Hollywood together with the MPAA’s Dean Garfield and Ashwin Navin from BitTorrent at the Tribeca Film Festival. This is not the big breakthrough, but it’s…

Bank advertises on The Piratebay

National Australia Bank and St George accidentally advertised on The Piratebay. The Bank first denied to advertise on world’s largest BitTorrent tracker, but later admitted the “mistake”. Last Friday a spokesman from NAB said: “I can say without a shadow of a doubt that we are definitely not advertising on…

Movie Piracy Cost 6.1 Billion

The movie industry lost 6.1 billion according to a recent study by the MPAA, 75% higher than they expected. So it seems like the MPAA is losing “the war on piracy”. In the US alone the movie studio’s lost 1.3 billion in 2005. And it is even worse, these figures…

BitTorrent Interview

Slyck interviewed BitTorrent CEO Ashwin Navin. They talk about the future of BitTorrent, their cooperation with the MPAA, Azureus & uTorrent and a lot more. The edited Slyck version can be found here. — Tom: So what do you think one of the biggest misperceptions is from what you read,…

Distribution of film online is coming sooner than you think

Times are changing. It’s just a matter of time before Hollywood’s first blockbuster will have its premiere online and in theatres at the same time. And BitTorrent will probably play a significant role in this “culture shock”. A great example of a successful BitTorrent release is the movie Star Wreck.…

Jamendo Reaches 1000 Albums Mark

Jamendo is the number one source for free, creative commons licensed music. The site is growing rapidly, since the article we did on Jamendo three months ago it doubled its content, and it is certainly not the end. Jamendo recently reached the 1000 albums mark.