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.

Bitcomet Rushing To V1.0

Bitcomet is trying to get to V1.0 as soon as possible. While the popular BitTorrent client only released 4 new versions in 2005 (0.57 - 0.60), it now releases three "brand new" versions in one month.

Free Itunes Content for BitTorrent users on Mac OS X

The idea is simple, Apple will include a torrent client in OS X. You will save Apple a lot of bandwidth by helping to distribute their software updates. Your reward: free goodies from the Itunes store. brilliant!. It’s a perfect example how both companies and users can benefit from BitTorrent.…