Last month, the prominent Malaysian ISP "Shinjiru" had shut down several torrent sites, following pressure from the government. Strangely enough, after a few days of downtime some of the sites started to reappear, like nothing had happened. However, those sites who did not leave, are now being tapped.
A man allegedly seen 'camming' the latest Batman movie has been arrested by police. Following guidelines, theater employees called the police after suspicions were aroused. According to the MPAA, many other movies have been recorded at this theater.
BitTorrent is without a doubt the best way to share large files, as long as you follow some basic rules, that is. We asked one of the leading BitTorrent client developers for some tips and tricks so you can speed up your BitTorrent downloads.
The Swarmplayer developed by the P2P-Next research group is now capable of streaming live video in true 4th generation P2P style using a zero-server approach. With a $22 million project budget from the EU and partners, the P2P-Next research group intends to redefine how video is viewed on the Internet.
"Piracy is BAD" proclaims every copyright dependent industry lobby group. "Downloading is stealing" is another popular one. How about "downloads are a lost sale"? Ubisoft clearly didn't believe that last one, as they distributed a no-cd patch from the scene group RELOADED as a fix for one of their games.
As the legal issues surrounding file-sharing heat up in the UK, more and more recipients of compensation demands are considering their defense. One such possibility is the 'wireless' or 'WiFi' defense. We take a look at the issue and try to shine some light on what people can expect, should…
As we mentioned earlier in the week, EU commissioner McCreevy has been pushing for a longer copyright period for recorded performances. This proposal has now passed the commission and is on the way to the parliament. The upside however, is that the commission also aims to break music royalty monopolies.
YouTorrent is without a doubt the most talked about newcomer in the BitTorrent scene this year. The site initially indexed all the popular torrent sites, but switched to purely 'verified' torrents after receiving legal threats. Today, YouTorrent officially relaunches with 67,170 "legal" torrents, good for 6 TBs of data.