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BitTorrent Inc. was acquired by a cryptocurrency billionaire
BitTorrent Inc. was acquired by a cryptocurrency billionaire
The revolutionary peer-to-peer technology of the early 2000s, BitTorrent, has been in a decline after the likes of Netflix and Spotify have ...... 18 Jun 2018
Microsoft Windows 10 is using your bandwidth to help strangers update their systems - here's how to turn it off
Microsoft Windows 10 is using your bandwidth to help strangers update their systems - here's how to turn it off
Over the past few weeks we have been going over Windows 10's "dark side," which includes some hidden features like a keylogger and Wi-Fi detail ...... 18 Sep 2015 - 8 comments
BitTorrent Inc. lays off large portion of its employees
BitTorrent Inc. lays off large portion of its employees
In an effort to streamline their business and keep costs down, file sharing company BitTorrent Inc. has laid off around 40 of their 150 U.S.-based employees. ...... 26 Apr 2015 - 1 comment
Using your T-Mobile unlimited data for torrents, warez? Expect to get throttled
Using your T-Mobile unlimited data for torrents, warez? Expect to get throttled
According to a leaked memo, it appears that T-Mobile will be cracking down on unlimited data users who are "abusing" the system and download ...... 14 Aug 2014 - 5 comments
Is Netflix investing in massive scale P2P technology?
Is Netflix investing in massive scale P2P technology?
Netflix appears to be hiring an engineer to help the company at least begin testing using a massive scale peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture for ...... 26 Apr 2014
Germany limits P2P piracy fines
Germany limits P2P piracy fines
Germany has passed a law that sets fixed limits on the fines that can be imposed on Internet users who share music, movies or other material illegally. ...... 01 Jul 2013 - 1 comment
Unauthorized P2P music sharing falls by 26 percent
Unauthorized P2P music sharing falls by 26 percent
According to NPD, users of P2P services to download unauthorized music has fallen 17 percent year-over-year in the U.S. as consumers move towards ...... 27 Feb 2013 - 10 comments
U.S. House of Representatives bans Spotify from member's computers
U.S. House of Representatives bans Spotify from member's computers
The U.S. House of Representatives has strangely blocked streaming music leader Spotify from its member's computers. Citing a decade-old rule ...... 02 Feb 2013 - 2 comments
The Pirate Bay stops distributing .torrent files
The Pirate Bay stops distributing .torrent files
The Pirate Bay has ceased distributing torrent files, a necessary move, they say, to "step forward in technology." Instead of torrent files, ...... 29 Feb 2012 - 30 comments
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
Some days you have to wonder if anyone at the RIAA actually reads their official statements before unleashing them on the public. At the very ...... 08 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
Internet entrepeneur sues CNET for distributing P2P software
Internet entrepeneur sues CNET for distributing P2P software
As the entertainment industry pushes for legislation to punish sites for profiting from others' copyright infringement, they may be getting ...... 16 Nov 2011 - 7 comments
Will Google Music add P2P file sharing?
Will Google Music add P2P file sharing?
Google Music, the cloud locker that is set to expand into a fully fledged music download service in the coming weeks, could be coming with a ...... 21 Oct 2011
Bully file sharing solicitors fined
Bully file sharing solicitors fined
Pair behind threatening letters for alleged piracy given hefty fines. Davenport Lyons former intellectual property partner Brian Miller, ...... 04 Aug 2011 - 6 comments
Scottish woman given probation for sharing music
Scottish woman given probation for sharing music
Anne Muir gets three years probation sentence for sharing music online. She is the first person in Scotland to ever be convicted of illegally ...... 01 Jun 2011 - 10 comments
Hackers expose flaws of French 'three strikes' software
Hackers expose flaws of French 'three strikes' software
Software that would be used for France's 'three strikes' anti-piracy policy found to be tremendously flawed. Last week, plans to implement ...... 26 May 2011 - 2 comments
P2P piracy drops significantly following LimeWire shut down
P2P piracy drops significantly following LimeWire shut down
The NPD Group reported earlier this week that P2P piracy in the United States declined significantly in 2010. The market research firm said ...... 28 Mar 2011 - 10 comments
Federal judge backs mass file sharing lawsuits
Federal judge backs mass file sharing lawsuits
A federal judge has given a boost to rights' holders looking to sue thousands of file sharers in the United States for copyright infringement. ...... 27 Mar 2011 - 2 comments
Record labels want $75 trillion in damages from LimeWire
Record labels want $75 trillion in damages from LimeWire
Prompting Federal Judge Kimba Wood to call the request "absurd," the record labels are demanding $75 trillion from the now deceased file-sharing ...... 24 Mar 2011 - 19 comments
Tiny group of pirates responsible for most of unauthorized file sharing
Tiny group of pirates responsible for most of unauthorized file sharing
Spanish researchers at the Carlos III University of Madrid have posted interesting results today in regards to filesharing. The researchers ...... 25 Jan 2011 - 17 comments
Judge demands evidence of actual music industry damages in LimeWire case
Judge demands evidence of actual music industry damages in LimeWire case
With the RIAA asking for $1 billion in copyright infringement damages from Lime Group LLC, providers of the LimeWire gnutella P2P client, a ...... 20 Dec 2010 - 11 comments
The truth about RIAA lawsuits: A look at the Joel Tenenbaum case
The truth about RIAA lawsuits: A look at the Joel Tenenbaum case
In 2007 Joel Tenenbaum joined tens of thousands of defendants accused by the RIAA of violating their members' copyrights by sharing files using ...... 24 Jan 2009 - 48 comments
RIAA wants ISPs to pay for their users' P2P use
RIAA wants ISPs to pay for their users' P2P use
Hilary Rosen, the chairman and CEO of the RIAA, told press in Cannes, France that ISPs (Internet service providers) should pay RIAA and other ...... 18 Jan 2003 - 16 comments
     

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