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uTorrent gets video streaming functionality

uTorrent gets video streaming functionality

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Popular BitTorrent client uTorrent has added a new bit of functionality that'll likely make filesharers very happy indeed. You can begin streaming video before it's finished downloading. Plenty of people use BitTorrent to watch television shows from the... >>

Demonoid returns to the web

Demonoid returns to the web

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Back in September, after suffering massive hardware issues, Bittorrent tracker Demonoid went down. But now, the site suddenly appears to be back online, accepting logins from registered users. An announcement on the front page reads: "Hello! We are currently... >>

Google, Yahoo, eBay and Facebook confront UK Government

Google, Yahoo, eBay and Facebook confront UK Government

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Google, Facebook, Yahoo and eBay have launched a blistering attack on Lord Mandelson, expressing "grave concerns" about his plans to change copyright laws in the recently-proposed Digital Economy bill. The four companies have strongly objected to clause... >>

Filesharers to receive cash demands

Filesharers to receive cash demands

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15,000 suspected filesharers in the UK could soon be getting a letter from a company called ACS:Law which accuses them of sharing copyrighted material illegally, offering the chance to settle out of court for "several hundreds of pounds". The letters... >>

Virgin Media to monitor filesharers

Virgin Media to monitor filesharers

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Virgin Media is trialling a deep packet inspection system that will see 40% of the ISP's network being monitored for file sharing activity. The network plans not to inform customers that they're being monitored. The system is called CView and is being... >>

Mininova shuts down all illegal torrents

Mininova shuts down all illegal torrents

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Mininova, one of the bigger Bittorrent filesharing sites on the Web, has shut down every single "infringing" torrent in its index and pledged to go legitimate. All torrents have been removed, except the ones that were uploaded through its content distribution... >>

VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app

VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app

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A small startup from Poole has created an app that aims to make it easier to share your digital media collection between your various gadgets. It's called Skifta, and allows you to shift content between a number of devices with just one catch - they have... >>

Pirate Bay tracker shuts down

Pirate Bay tracker shuts down

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The Pirate Bay has shut down its tracker in an unprecedented move that will see the filesharing network take a more decentralised stance. Despite the tracker closing, the site itself will stay online and active - using both trackerless solutions and the... >>

Survey claims illegal downloaders spend most on music

Survey claims illegal downloaders spend most on music

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A survey from London-based think-tank Demos has added weight to the position held by many that file sharers are the biggest music fans, revealing that those who admit downloading music illegally spend an average of £77 per year on music, compared to... >>

Bittorrent protocol gets anti-throttling update

Bittorrent protocol gets anti-throttling update

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A new version of the Bittorrent protocol is about to launch. Bittorrent is a distribution technique for online content that's used heavily by both legitimate software publishers (like Activision Blizzard) and illicit file sharing sites (like the Pirate... >>