Torrent sites under attack

The MPAA filed lawsuits against Torrentspy, Isohunt, Torrentbox, Niteshadow and Bthub. This could have a huge impact on the BitTorrent community since Torrentspy and Isohunt are two of the most frequently visited torrent sites.

Tribler: A social based, BitTorrent powered p2p network

Tribler is a new p2p network based on BitTorrent. Tribler allows you to create groups, friends and it supports tags and profiles. Optionally you can import existing groups from programs like MSN and Gmail. Tribler is based on the sourcecode of the ABC torrent client.

What if the good guys win?

Copyright is the right to copy. You can share, reproduce and use everything as long as privacy is not violated. BitTorrent will be bigger than Microsoft, p2p networks will replace tv-broadcasting companies. You will be free.

What if the bad guys win?

Think DRM multiplied by ten. Sharing is impossible, BitTorrent useless and forbidden. Every step you take is monitored, and even thinking about copyrighted material is not done.

Mininova’s frontpage update & the French

Mininova updated their frontpage today. It now lists the ten latest torrents for each category. The old one listed all torrents added that day and had an average size of 150kb which resulted in 107GB daily traffic, and a slow page at the end of the day.

Australian ISP’s wont throttle BitTorrent traffic

Good news for the Australian BitTorrent fans. Three of Australia's largest internet providers say they are not limiting BitTorrent traffic on their networks (like others do) and have no immediate plans to impose restrictions on the BitTorrent and other p2p traffic.