Anonymize BitTorrent Transfers with BTGuard

BTGuard is an easy to use proxy service that adds an extra layer of privacy to your BitTorrent transfers. The service is designed for BitTorrent users who don't want their ISPs or any third party to log or throttle their IPs or traffic.

Stage6: The Beginning of the End for Streaming Video

So DivX Corporation's Stage6 has croaked. The service's 'goodbye, cruel word' note says it was a victim of its own success, but that it proved 'it's possible to distribute true high definition video on the Internet'. What it really showed is how deliriously inefficient streaming video is, whether it's high…

Diferior, an Easy to Use BitTorrent CMS

Setting up a (private or public) BitTorrent tracker may sound hard to some, but it isn't. With Diferior, you are only a few clicks away from being the proud owner of a torrent site, private or public. That's not all, the content management system also supports FTP and http downloads…

Lessig Questions Pirate Party’s Existence

At a preview of his new 'Change Congress' project, the Stanford professor took a swipe at the Pirate Party of the United States. Whilst expressing skepticism about it's utility, his main criticism seemed to be the name.

BitTorrent Throttling Company Sandvine Sees Sales Down 88%

Sandvine, manufacturers of BitTorrent throttling technology has seen its first quarter sales drop 88% in a year. After achieving 42,000% growth in 5 years, the company - best known for providing the technology which put Comcast into the spotlight recently - has seen its value plummet 42% in a single…

Dutch University Uses BitTorrent to Update Workstations

In the US, several universities have banned filesharing applications such as BitTorrent, mostly under pressure from the RIAA. A university in the Netherlands has taken a different approach. They use uTorrent to distribute software and OS updates across 6500 workstations, and end up saving a lot of time, money and…

IFPI Pressure Forces ISPs to Block Another File-Sharing Site

Following pressure from the IFPI, a court has ruled that ISPs should be forced to block access to a file-sharing link site. The Haifa District Court in Israel has ordered that the country's three largest ISPs should block access to, a BitTorrent and http hyperlink-only website.

Study: Piracy is Caused by Poor Choice

According to a new study just released in the UK, one of the biggest causes of copyright infringement is a lack of choice. The study further shows that one third of the Brits have downloaded copyright infringing content, or plans to do so in the future.