May 14, 2012, 10:51 AM —
New "Pirate Pay" Russian-based startup, partially funded by Microsoft, monitors illegal files and stops the download process.
While "scramble trackers" aren't new, Pirate Pay promises they have modified a traffic management application to confuse BitTorrent nodes so users can't download specific files. The most vocal about pirate sites, Hollywood studios, have already run tests. Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Studios reported they effectively blocked "tens of thousands" of downloads.
Receiving $100,000 from the Microsoft Seed Financing Project, Pirate Pay protected the file Vyotsky. Thanks to God, I'm Alive and reported moderate success, claiming 44,845 transfers were stopped. No report on how many went through, or if frustrated pirates moved to other BitTorrent nodes and succeeded. Since the technology works by confusing BitTorrent clients and users about IP addresses, each node must be identified and tracked, a tough job in a global distributed system.
Private sites are full of selfish, elitist arseholes.
PrivatePercy on torrentfreak.com
There really is no excuse for piracy. None. You can rationalise it away as much as you like, even trying to put the blame on the people making the stuff in the first place, but it ultimately boils down to: "I'm too impatient to wait; give it to me now! NOW! GIMME!"
Sean Timarco Baffaley on theregister.co.uk
But, it don't do jack against direct downloads (htttp downloads).
asdfth12 on torrentfreak.com
Microsoft has only made 20.9 billion last quarter, those damn pirates it should have been 21 billion.
Fail on geekosystem.com
Legal issues await: is it legal to use illegal DDOS attacks against illegal sites?