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  • Vatican’s illegal downloads include ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Lesbian Hair Salon’

    01/12/2014 5:39:41 AM PST · by ClaytonP · 14 replies
    ROME (RNS) Computer users in the Vatican apparently have an illegal taste for the German heavy metal band Scorpions, the coming-of-age dance film “Billy Elliot,” the television comedy series “Camp” — as well as more, ahem, adult content — according to information from Netherlands-based company TorrentFreak.TorrentFreak is a news site that focuses on file sharing and intellectual property issues, but may be best known for its occasional reports on the illegal peer-to-peer downloading of files.Video courtesy of thecultbox . via YouTube The Vatican is not the only place guilty of illegal downloads, based on data gathered by the company: the...
  • Internet providers to act against online pirates

    07/08/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT · by monkeyshine · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Lisa Richwine
    Consumers who illegally download copyrighted films, music or television shows might see their Internet speed slowed or access restricted under an industry anti-piracy effort announced on Thursday. U.S. Internet service providers, including Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc, Cablevision Systems Corp and AT&T Inc agreed to alert customers, up to six times, when it appears their account is used for illegal downloading. Warnings will come as e-mails or pop-up messages. Read the rest here:
  • 'I'm doing this for the future' (BitTorrent and file-sharing)

    07/14/2009 6:54:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies · 903+ views ^ | Monday, July 13, 2009 | Robert Thompson
    These days, Fung is still in Richmond and still fascinated by peer-to-peer technology. The record industry is still in a panic. But other things are different. The movie and television industries, for instance, have joined the music business in fear of wanton file sharing. And Fung is no longer watching from the sidelines. He's jumped into the fray and in the eyes of the entertainment industry has become one of its biggest problems -- a threat to be crushed..... Created by a Seattle programmer named Bram Cohen in 2002, BitTorrent was an ingenious piece of peer-to-peer software. Where its predecessors...
  • It's about piracy, not privacy

    07/24/2007 10:39:23 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 28 replies · 784+ views
    CNet News ^ | 24 July 2007 | Nancy Prager
    Just in time for the theatrical release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a judge has held that an Internet-based service may not offer its users an invisibility cloak. The court ordered TorrentSpy to preserve server log data, and make it available to the Motion Picture Association of America as part of the ongoing litigation between them. TorrentSpy objected to the initial request for the preservation and production of the server logs on a number of grounds. Its lawyers claimed that preserving the data would be an undue burden requiring great technical resources and significant funds....
  • ThePirateBay is back from the dead again

    06/05/2006 3:32:25 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 1 replies · 931+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | Sunday 04 June 2006 | Nick Farrell
    ThePirateBay is back from the dead again Reports of its demise greatly exaggerated By Nick Farrell: Sunday 04 June 2006, 23:09 THE P2P site ThePirateBay is back from the dead, despite claims from various anti-piracy groups that it had been sunk. The site went back online on Saturday at 6:07PM Eastern Standard Time, and already seems to be a bit busy, probably because it is not running at full capacity again. It is not clear if any of the smaller businesses that were also using the same ISP are back online. The last email we received from GameSwitch, that outfit...
  • Bittorrent And MPAA join forces

    11/22/2005 9:26:28 PM PST · by rdb3 · 13 replies · 716+ views
    Torrent Freak ^ | 23 NOVEMBER 2005 | Unattributed
    Bram Cohen and the MPAA have a deal. All the copyrighted material from the “official” Bittorrent search engine will be removed. This is not really a shock for the bittorrent community since this torrent search site is a relatively new one, and the alternatives are far more popular.However, it’s still a fact that the creator of the most popular filesharing network is working together with the MPAA. Ain’t that nice. The press releaseBITTORRENT AND MPAA JOIN FORCESCompanies Aim To Protect Film CopyrightsLos Angeles - - BitTorrent Founder and CEO Bram Cohen and Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)...
  • The Birth of the "FReepCast"? (BitTorrent Broadcasting)

    01/11/2005 11:48:52 PM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 61 replies · 3,057+ views
    January 12th, 2005 | Remember_Salamis
    The Birth of the "FReepCast"? (BitTorrent Broadcasting) Attention FReepers: If you aren't aware of BitTorrent, it is a software program that allows MASSIVE files to be distributed over the internet at tens to hundreds of times faster than what would be normally seen. Currently it is being used to steal software and media, but the real promise is MEDIA DISTRIBUTION. A graduate student at Stanford used it to distribute the liberal flick "Outfoxed" to thousands of people over the internet with ease. The Graduate student distributed the equivelant of 750 GB of bandwidth for 5 GB. That's an astounding 15,000%...