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BitTorrent launches Bleep app to offer private calls and messages

BitTorrent launches Bleep app to offer private calls and messages

By 1 August 2014

BitTorrent, otherwise known for P2P file sharing, has launched an app called Bleep for private connections. The Bleep app aims to offer its users a way to talk and message privately without worrying about snooping. It will work in much the same was as... >>

BitTorrent Bundle could stop 'torrent' being such a dirty word

BitTorrent Bundle could stop 'torrent' being such a dirty word

By 12 September 2013

While "torrent" is now considered a word associated with digital theft online, that may be about to change thanks to BitTorrent Bundle. Bundle was started as an Alpha project in May with the hopes of building a better distribution platform along with... >>

Pirate ordered to pay $1.5 million for illegally sharing porn movies

Pirate ordered to pay $1.5 million for illegally sharing porn movies

By 2 November 2012

US BitTorrent user Kywan Fisher has been ordered to pay $1,500,000 in damages to adult entertainment company Flava Works for illegally sharing 10 of the company's movies. It's the largest award handed out in a US case to date. The defendant was accused... >>

Pirates buy more music online than non-file-sharers

Pirates buy more music online than non-file-sharers

By 16 October 2012

An in-depth study into music libraries held by both illegal file-sharers and non-sharing peers has found that those who download copyrighted material for free are also likely to buy more content online. It has long been argued by organisations such as... >>

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

Virgin Media introduces broadband caps on all packages, should only affect heavy P2P users

By 5 April 2012

There was a time when broadband from Virgin Media was uncapped, if you had the top-tier package. But the times, they are a-changing - the company is now introducing some modest capping on lines that have a very high rate of P2P use. This, the company... >>

Pirate Bay Supreme Court appeal denied - prison ahoy!

Pirate Bay Supreme Court appeal denied - prison ahoy!

By 1 February 2012

The founders of Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström, have failed in a new attempt to have their jail sentences for criminal copyright infringement offences overturned. Sweden's Supreme Court will not grant them... >>

Super 8 pirate rip traced back to Howard Stern?

Super 8 pirate rip traced back to Howard Stern?

By 8 August 2011

A DVD screener of Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams' Super 8 has started to appear on the 'net, which may not come as a surprise to many. However, what does is that the ripped pirate version of the film, seems to have the name of the source stamped all... >>

Torrent honeytraps set up to lure pirates into lawsuits

Torrent honeytraps set up to lure pirates into lawsuits

By 3 June 2011

Last week, Pocket-lint brought you the news that the maker of The Hurt Locker has filed lawsuits against a record 24,583 people who, it claims, have infringed its copyright by downloading illegal copies of the movie. And that Voltage Pictures is seeking... >>

Hurt Locker chiefs gun for 24,583 file sharers in record breaking lawsuit

Hurt Locker chiefs gun for 24,583 file sharers in record breaking lawsuit

By 24 May 2011

Makers of The Hurt Locker have broken a world record by filing lawsuits against 24,583 torrent site users for copyright theft. However, it could take up to a decade to find out the personal information of all of those sued. Voltage Pictures has added... >>

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

Copyright malware appears on Bittorrent

By 13 April 2010

A nasty bit of malware is reportedly doing the rounds in the BitTorrent community, taking the form of a fake copyright violation notice that demands cash in exchange for the user not being sued. It directs users to the ICCP Foundation, whose website is... >>


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