Really? Buy a Pirate TV Box, Get a Free Cruise?

News

The outfit behind an illicit streaming device is taking 'pirate' advertising to new levels. Claiming endorsements from Christina Millian and YouTube star Jordyn Jones, 'Z Stream Box' has commissioned a full infomercial in which the company promises buyers free TV and a free luxury cruise.

Scene Group Asks For Bitcoin Donations, Gets $0

Opinion

The Scene is generally known as a network of 'pirate' release groups mostly interested in sharing content among each other. In these circles money is rarely discussed, but one relatively new group has broken this taboo with a call for Bitcoin donations. Thus far the result is rather disappointing.

ICANN: We Won’t Pass Judgment on Pirate Sites

Following more pressure from rightsholders, domain name oversight body ICANN has again made it clear that it will not act as judge and jury in copyright disputes. In a letter to the president of the Intellectual Property Constituency, ICANN chief Stephen Crocker says that ICANN is neither "required or qualified"…

BitTorrent Protocol Turns 15 Years Old Today

Opinion

Fifteen years ago a developer named Bram Cohen posted a short message online, announcing his new file-sharing tool BitTorrent. Three years later his protocol was responsible for a quarter of all Internet traffic, and now it helps people to share hundreds of petabytes of data per day.