P2P archive

  • P2P traffic steadily dropping
    Online

    P2P traffic steadily dropping

    By 14 October 2009

    A report from a network management firm called Arbor Networks has said that peer-to-peer traffic on the Web is falling rapidly. The company, which is used by more than 70% of the world's top ISPs, says that streaming video is replacing it, along with...

  • Microsoft Office 2010 leaks to Bittorrent
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    Microsoft Office 2010 leaks to Bittorrent

    By 9 September 2009

    Microsoft Office 2010 is due next year, but a version has already leaked out to Bittorrent websites. It's the first that uses the term "beta", indicating that development of the software may be further along than previously believed. The release, which...

  • Radiohead embraces torrents for music distribution
    Audio

    Radiohead embraces torrents for music distribution

    By 17 August 2009

    Late last week, a new Radiohead song leaked onto the web called "These Are My Twisted Words". Today, the band officially announced the song on their "Dead Air Space" blog, which came with not only a link to the band's official web store W.A.S.T.E., but...

  • "Little evidence" file-sharing helps unsigned bands
    Audio

    "Little evidence" file-sharing helps unsigned bands

    By 14 May 2009

    A frequent claim among P2P defenders is that file-sharing sites are good for the music industry because they help less popular acts reach a wider audience. That appears not the be the case, if research from PRS for Music is to be believed. Will Page,...

  • Woman fined £16,000 in file sharing crackdown
    Gaming

    Woman fined £16,000 in file sharing crackdown

    By 19 August 2008

    And so it starts ... the Italian government is trying to ban Pirate Bay, ISPs in the UK are sending letters to internet users who they know are illegally downloading content from the web, and now someone has actually been taken to court. A woman, who...

  • LimeWire opens online store with 500,000 songs
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    LimeWire opens online store with 500,000 songs

    By 19 March 2008

    They may have faced the wrath of the mighty music labels time and time again, but LimeWire just keeps going. The company has now opened a music store with around 500,000 DRM-free songs, but none of them are taken from the catalogues of major record labels....