The Internet is in its infancy. Electronic information still travels along copper wires left over from the industrial revolution, but the information age is about to hit puberty. Fiber optic cables are sprouting in unexpected places. The piracy and chaos we are collectively experiencing is growing pains.
Greens EFA, a coalition of two political parties that currently have 42 seats in the European parliament, have launched a pro-filesharing campaign named "I Wouldn't Steal". Their goal is to counter the anti-piracy propaganda put forward by the entertainment industry, and encourage people to download and share.
What is a media center without a p2p-client, or more specifically, BitTorrent? This is exactly what the people over at Mvix must have thought when they started working on one of their latest models, the Mvix MX-780HD.
Earlier this week we published an article where John August, the director of the hit movie 'The Nines' said that he wouldn't think bad of people who downloaded his movie using BitTorrent. We caught up with John who kindly shares some thoughts on piracy and reveals an innovative future plan.
Both the official BitTorrent and uTorrent clients are vulnerable to a remote denial-of-service attack, due to the way they handle user-supplied data. Versions found to be vulnerable so far are the official BitTorrent 6.0 client, uTorrent 1.7.x, uTorrent 1.6.x and uTorrent 1.8-alpha-7834.
After two months of downtime, it is still uncertain whether Demonoid will ever return. However, if it is up to The Pirate Bay, it will. The Pirate Bay has recently offered 2 servers to the Demonoid team, in Sweden of course.
The director of the hit 2007 movie 'The Nines' says he's been monitoring BitTorrent for its inevitable leak: "Sony, Interpol and the MPAA will do their best," he says, "but as the guy who made the movie, I honestly want people to see the movie. If the only way you're…
In recent months, many private trackers have moved to an invite-based system in an attempt to try and weed out so-called 'bad peers'. They do this through a chain of trust. Many users, though, are attempting to use invites for their own profit, putting themselves and others into the firing…