P2P Software archive

  • Pirate Bay's ISP receives Hollywood injunction
    Online

    Pirate Bay's ISP receives Hollywood injunction

    By 13 May 2010

    The Motion Picture Association of America has obtained a preliminary injunction from a German court for CyberBunker, the ISP responsible for hosting Swedish website The Pirate Bay. According to Torrent Freak the injunction, taken out against CyberBunker's...

  • Limewire loses in copyright case
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    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...

  • FlashForward proves a hit on BitTorrent
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    FlashForward proves a hit on BitTorrent

    By 25 September 2009

    FlashForward, a television show just launched in the US from the creators of Lost and based on the book by Robert J Sawyer, has proved a surprise hit on filesharing websites. At the time of writing, Mininova and the Pirate Bay are both displaying nearly...

  • Illegal file-sharing drops dramatically
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    Illegal file-sharing drops dramatically

    By 13 July 2009

    A survey of 1000 teenagers, undertaken in January this year, has shown that only 26% admit file-sharing at least once a month, compared to 42% in December 2007. Meanwhile, 65% of teens stream music regularly, with 31% of 14-18-year-olds listening to streaming...

  • OpenBitTorrent launches, aims at Pirate Bay refugees
    Online

    OpenBitTorrent launches, aims at Pirate Bay refugees

    By 6 July 2009

    Since the Pirate Bay announced that it was selling out, many in the Bittorrent community have predicted the death of the filesharing community. Many others however, confidently predicted that the masses would just move to another tracker, as they did...

  • Bittorrent users vow to go underground
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    Bittorrent users vow to go underground

    By 23 June 2009

    Filesharing news site Torrentfreak has announced the results of a poll that suggests that 41% of P2P users would "take steps to hide their identity" if they received a warning letter from an ISP. 38% said they'd ignore the warning, but carry on with more...

  • BitBlinder promises free, anonymous Bittorrent
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    BitBlinder promises free, anonymous Bittorrent

    By 12 June 2009

    Until now, it was difficult to completely anonymise your browsing and filesharing habits. VPN services were available for a small fee each month, but most people rely on the sheer volume of filesharing traffic to keep themselves relatively anonymous in...

  • RawFlow launches Selfcast - easy DIY webcasting platform
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    RawFlow launches Selfcast - easy DIY webcasting platform

    By 19 July 2007

    RawFlow, a P2P live streaming company has launched a beta version of Selfcast - a P2P-based live broadcasting community. Anyone can broadcast live to the world for free using just a webcam, a PC and an internet connection. Budding directors, musicians,...

  • Free downloads hit with ads
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    Free downloads hit with ads

    By 26 April 2007

    Lawsuits against illegal downloader’s could be coming to an end, but not a pleasant end for the downloader. Changes are being made to MP3s in order to recoup financial losses from peer-to-peer networks. To legitimise songs being exchanged for free online...

  • Microsoft supports TV streams
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    Microsoft supports TV streams

    By 17 April 2007

    Microsoft's Sliverlight, launched yesterday, has already found a way to make TV streaming smoother with fewer glitches in the connection. Skinkers, a push video and news service has announced that it will be using the software giants "LiveStation" technology...

  • Faster file-sharing on the horizon
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    Faster file-sharing on the horizon

    By 12 April 2007

    We hailed broadband when it gave us faster download speeds. Now a trio of researchers have discovered a way to get files to your PC faster. Current file sharing techniques rely on the number of people online at the time to share the file. A new technology,...

  • BitTorrent's legitimate download site to launch today
    Home Cinema

    BitTorrent's legitimate download site to launch today

    By 26 February 2007

    BitTorrent is scheduled to become legit today as it launches its new pay-per-movie download site. The BitTorrent Entertainment Network has not yet gone live, as there is a holding page up right now. It will offer films and TV shows from Fox, Warner Bros,...

  • TribalWeb lets you set up a private P2P network
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    TribalWeb lets you set up a private P2P network

    By 6 July 2006

    TribalWeb, the free software that lets users set up secure and private peer-to-peer file sharing networks, is now available in the UK. The freeware lets families and friends share photographs, films, or documents of any size on their own private network....

  • Online

    BitTorrent user convicted spelling end to carefree file sharing

    By 24 October 2005

    It might have become the norm to illegally download television shows and the latest blockbuster movies on the Internet the day they are released, but all that is about to change with the news that a Hong Kong man has been convicted for illegally distributing...