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VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app

VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app

By 20 November 2009

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

By 17 November 2009

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

By 3 November 2009

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

By 2 November 2009

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... >>

Mandelson delivers on three-strikes warning

Mandelson delivers on three-strikes warning

By 29 October 2009

Peter Mandelson has, as expected, delivered an assault on filesharers at the C&binet Forum. He has laid out his intentions to submit legislation to parliament that would cut persistent file sharers off the web entirely, after a couple of warnings. The... >>

P2P traffic steadily dropping

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

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

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

"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

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... >>