P2P

Latest

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... >>

Virgin Media P2P throttling trial ends - gamers outraged

Virgin Media P2P throttling trial ends - gamers outraged

By 9 March 2011

A trial run by Virgin Media to see the effects of a proposed combined upstream and downstream file sharing traffic management policy has caused problems with online gamers countrywide. Conducting the P2P throttling trial from Wednesday 2 March for a... >>

Limewire loses in copyright case

Limewire loses in copyright case

By 13 May 2010

Limewire has lost its case with 13 major US record labels, in a lawsuit which originally began in 2006. Lime Wire LLC, the parent name for the P2P sharing software, and its founder Mark Gorton, were judged to have infringed upon copyright and engaged... >>

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

Pirate Party fails to score electoral success

By 7 May 2010

While the UK wakes up to a hung parliament in the wake of May 2010's general election, many commentators are suggesting that none of the main parties achieved much electoral success. That includes one of Britain's newest and geekiest parties - Pirate... >>

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

Lib Dems pledge to bin Digital Economy Bill

By 16 April 2010

Nick Clegg, buoyed by his success in the first of the three TV debates, has been making a few new promises to voters. One of them is that his party's going to be calling for a repeal of the Digital Economy Act (formerly the Digital Economy Bill) and its... >>

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

RIAA & MPAA propose anti-infringement app

By 16 April 2010

The RIAA and MPAA - trade bodies for the USA's major music labels and film studios respectively - have proposed the creation and use of anti-copyright-infringement software, based on the antivirus software installed on most PCs. In a submission (PDF)... >>

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... >>

O2 wades into filesharing row

O2 wades into filesharing row

By 17 March 2010

Mobile phone and broadband network O2 has jumped into the row over content providers sending out thousands of threatening legal letters, calling the practice "bullying".  The main target of O2's wrath is ACS:Law, a law firm which specialises in sending... >>

Ipredator VPN opens to the public

Ipredator VPN opens to the public

By 21 January 2010

The chaps at the Pirate Bay have announced that their anonymization VPN service, Ipredator, is now out of beta and available to the public. The service, which allows surfers to completely conceal their tracks, was launched in response to Europe's proposed... >>

Oxford University bans Spotify

Oxford University bans Spotify

By 18 January 2010

It's being reported that Oxford University, one of the UK's foremost academic institutions, has banned the use of music streaming service Spotify from its network. The University's computing services department, OUCS, has pinned the blame on the large... >>


>