• Getting started with Usenets - a better way to download large files

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 8:00 am

    An alternative to BitTorrent comes in the form of a fairly old school technology, Usenets (aka NewsGroups). Usenets have existed for over 30 years and, traditionally, Usenets are used like a bulletin board system meant for public discussion.
  • Courts quash copyright trolls; recognize IP address is not a person

    Posted May 16, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    A little technical understanding works wonders in court; even a very little bit, like knowing the difference between an IP address and a person, or that WLANs, poaching, wardriving and bad geolocation make accusations based on IP more random than righteous
  • BitTorrent not always piracy, says Wil Wheaton

    Posted May 16, 2012 - 11:23 am

    Geek TV star uses Ubuntu 12.04 download as example of legal BitTorrent use.
  • Startup uses DDOS to confuse BitTorrent sites

    Posted May 14, 2012 - 10:51 am

    New "Pirate Pay" Russian-based startup, partially funded by Microsoft, monitors illegal files and stops the download process.
  • Can BitTorrent Live video streaming kill TV?

    Posted February 14, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    Bram Cohen, inventor of BitTorrent, wants to replace television with P2P video streaming over BitTorrent.
  • Study: Movie studios can fix their own box-office losses to piracy without SOPA

    Posted February 10, 2012 - 2:37 pm

    Box office losses in U.S. are negligible and would be overseas if movie studios were quicker about shipping out copies of new movies. Like the music industry, movie execs wanted new laws that reduce the rights of others when they had the tools to fix the problem themselves.
  • Could hypocrisy at RIAA, DHS derail draconian rules against free downloads?

    Posted December 19, 2011 - 5:33 pm

    YouHaveDownloaded crawls BitTorrent sites, recording IP addresses of those downloading files and the files they're downloading. It turns out, if the record is correct, that two of the most energetic persecutors of downloaders are illegal downloaders themselves.
  • Wiley suing BitTorrent book pirates

    Posted November 3, 2011 - 10:51 am

    John Wiley and Sons, the huge publisher of "For Dummies" books, is suing 27 "John Doe" BitTorrent users for sharing copies illegally. Will this tactic work better for books than it has for music and movies?
  • BitTorrent web downloads hijacked to push fake antivirus

    Posted September 15, 2011 - 10:15 am

    The publisher of the uTorrent file-sharing program has admitted to suffering a major security breach that allowed attackers to substitute downloads of its client for malware pushing fake antivirus software.
  • Is Howard Stern torrenting the movie 'Super 8'?

    Posted August 8, 2011 - 10:40 am

    An advance screener copy of the movie Super 8 is making the rounds on bit torrent sites this weekend, but with a unique twist: it might have Howard Stern's name watermarked on it.
  • Connect your PC to your HDTV

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Your TV has come a long way from the days of rabbit-ear antennas and VHS players. No longer must you suffer the indignity of having to rewind a tape before returning it to Blockbuster, or of bribing a small child to hold the antenna in just the right position so you can enjoy fuzz-free viewing of Hawaii Five-O (the Jack Lord version, not the remake).
  • Google instant bans 'BitTorrent' word

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    What do curse words, porn terms and the word BitTorrent have in common? They're all blacklisted from Google Instant.
  • BitTorrent to TV: Watch your downloaded videos in HD

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 3:02 pm

    Let's say you have a set of videos on your hard drive that you want to play on your TV. Maybe they're home videos of your child's soccer team, or maybe you downloaded every single episode of Mad Men via BitTorrent--we're not here to judge. The point is, you want to watch these videos on the HDTV in your living room, not on the PC in your office. Here's how to do it quickly and easily.
  • BitTorrent for Beginners

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    Comcast wants to kill it, your next wireless router will probably have it built-in, and you can use it to download the entire GeoCities archive. BitTorrent has come a long way since its public release on July 2, 2001, but unless you're a regular media pirate, you probably haven't used it much. Read on to find out how it works and to clear up a few common misconceptions about it.
  • Donate Your Bandwidth to Support Ubuntu Downloads

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Ubuntu 10.10 came out earlier this month, and early reviews of the operating system have been very favorable. Right now many thousands of people around the world are downloading it.
  • R.I.P Net Neutrality?

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    Tomorrow when I step out of the Metro station tomorrow at L'Enfant Plaza, I am wondering if I should lay a black wreath on the steps of the FCC Building.
  • What to do about bandwidth hogs?

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 8:37 pm

    InTown Suites, a low-cost extended-stay living chain, had a problem with users of file sharing applications who were consuming all of its network bandwidth. Here’s how they solved the problem.
  • Office 2010 preview leaks to Web

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 11:59 am

    Pirated copies labeled as the Technical Preview of Microsoft's Office 2010 have leaked to the Internet, according to searches on popular file-sharing sites.
  • Leaked copies of Windows 7 RC contain Trojan

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    Pirated copies of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) on file-sharing sites contain malware, according to users who have downloaded the upgrade.
  • Review

    Windows 7 RC1 adds speed, UI improvements

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1), prematurely available on BitTorrent file-sharing sites and due to be more widely available on May 5, is a polished piece of work, ready for prime time. This hotly anticipated version arrives with a variety of nifty new changes to the interface and some important refinements under the hood.
  • Leaked Windows 7 Release Candidate hits the Web

    Posted April 24, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    Pirated copies of the Windows 7 Release Candidate have leaked to file-sharing sites, according to several reports on the Internet and searches of BitTorrent trackers.
  • Pirate Bay case on its way to the court of appeal

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 9:39 am

    A lawyer for one of the defendants in the Pirate Bay case has already filed an appeal against the guilty verdict handed down by a Stockholm court on Friday.
  • Hollywood's Victory Over Pirate Bay Will Be Short

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 4:14 pm

    From Sweden, London, to Hollywood, protectors of copyrights are celebrating the conviction of the four men behind the world's most popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay. But the war against piracy is far from over.
  • The Pirate Bay four found guilty

    Posted April 17, 2009 - 9:14 am

    The four people involved in running BitTorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay have been found guilty of being accessories to crimes against copyright law.
  • As expected, Facebook halts The Pirate Bay links

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 10:05 am

    Facebook has ended its brief e-relationship with The Pirate Bay, the controversial BitTorrent search engine.
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