Thorny Bleeder Records Give Away Yet More Free Music

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Brian Thompson, Managing Partner of Thorny Bleeder Records contacted TorrentFreak with some news this morning. In addition to a shiny new website, Thorny Bleeder are offering a new free music album to download. The album, Get Thorny 3, features 24 songs from 24 different artists. Thorny Bleeder also released additional free album downloads from Billy […]

PlayStation 3 Hacker Case Delayed

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Sony’s court case against PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz is facing delays as confusion reigns over what state the case should be held in. The company argues that because the information about the hack was shared via California-based companies Twitter and YouTube, as well as the fact that donations were received via PayPal, the case […]

How ‘Cyberlockers’ Became The Biggest Problem In Piracy

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Since Napster exploded into the public consciousness when it was founded 12 years ago, the world of digital piracy has been associated with a particular type of software—“peer-to-peer” download services. (Sometimes fairly, sometimes not.) Either way, 2011 is likely to be the year when P2P is finally eclipsed by “cyberlockers,” a wildly popular type of […]

BitTorrent Inventor Demos New P2P Live Streaming Protocol

Bram Cohen, the inventor of the BitTorrent protocol that revolutionized file-sharing, is finalizing the code for his new P2P-live streaming protocol. With his efforts he aims to develop a piece of code superior to all other streaming solutions on the market today. The release of the application is still a few months away, but Cohen has shown a demo exclusively to TorrentFreak.

US Official Speaks Untruths About Torrent-Finder Domain Seizure

Two months ago the United States Government seized more than 80 domains that were allegedly involved in copyright related offenses. Among these sites was the relatively unknown BitTorrent meta-search engine Torrent-Finder. From the start there has been a lot of critique, but the director of ICE has now come out to defend their actions. Unfortunately, his ignorance and hugely misleading comments add yet more black marks to the track record of his office.

Vuze 4.6, Instant Gratification, Faster Downloads

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The popular BitTorrent client Vuze just released version 4.6. “Vuze 4.6 has arrived! The release includes a brand new Play Now feature, faster downloads, and a completely redesigned Sidebar. At the end of the day, each of these features enhances your ability to quickly download and watch. Here at Vuze, we’re all about instant gratification.” […]

Senator Who Opposes Anti-Piracy Bill Under Pressure?

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Supporters of an antipiracy bill introduced into the Senate last year appear ready to put some pressure on one of the legislation’s chief opponents. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, was instrumental in blocking the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) late last year. COICA was introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman […]

I Can Crack Your App With Just A Shell (And How To Stop Me)

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Well, not you specifically, but by you I mean the average Mac developer. It’s too easy to crack Mac apps. Way too easy. By walking through how I can hack your app with only one Terminal shell, I hope to shed some light on how this is most commonly done, and hopefully convince you to […]