BitTorrent

  1. BT Blocks Pirate Bay, P2P Sites Shut

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. telco BT and other mobile providers have blocked access to P2P BitTorrent trackers including the Pirate Bay. However, the move is a result of the content that such sites link to, rather than the issue of copyright infringement or the April 17 ...

  2. Pirate Bay: What About Google?

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Pirate Bay's spokesman Peter Sunde, sentenced to a year in prison for his role in the BitTorrent tracker, was defiant in his response to the Swedish court's verdict and raised the issue of Google providing links to copyrighted materi ...

  3. Spanish Man Behind P2P Site Jailed

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Spanish court has sentenced a 22-year-old man to six months in jail for operating an illegal file-sharing Web site. The verdict coincides with the April 7 appointment of new Spanish culture minister Ángeles Gónzalez-Sinde, who has voiced her str ...

  4. Reports: Sweden's Internet Traffic Falls On First Day Of Anti-Piracy Law

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Internet traffic in Sweden has fallen 30% on the first day a new anti-piracy law took effect in the country, reports BBC News and The Local , an English-language news site in Sweden. From the BBC News article: "By 2pm on Wednesday, internet t ...

  5. Morning Briefs: EMI Signs Lottery Deal, Borders' Fiscal Results, Ticket Scalping Laws and More

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - To lure younger people to buy lottery tickets - known in some parts as the idiot tax - EMI and Pollard Banknote Ltd. will team up to offer prizes of music downloads from the entire EMI catalog. At least EMI gets full wholesale cost for each down ...

  6. Pirate Bay Tests Privacy Service

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Pirate Bay is beta testing virtual private network (VPN) software, which would enable file-sharers to use the Swedish BitTorrent tracker without leaving a data trail. The service will cost around €5 ($6.67) a month. The IPREDator is named afte ...

  7. Judge Rules Against P2P IsoHunt

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A British Columbia Supreme Court Judge ruled yesterday against a motion brought forward by Torrent site isoHunt seeking to clarify whether it was infringing on copyright material. The motion for declaratory relief was brought forward by isoHunt fo ...

  8. Pirate Bay Spokesman Cross-Examined In Court

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Pirate Bay trial has entered its fifth day at Stockholm district court, with defendant Peter Sunde being cross-examined by the prosecutor Håkan Roswall and the music companies' lawyer Peter Danowsky. The four men on trial are accused of b ...

  9. Pirate Bay Trial Begins In Sweden

    February 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Four men involved with file-sharing Web site the Pirate Bay went on trial in Stockholm today (Feb. 16) accused of breaking Swedish copyright law, by enabling users to download copyrighted material including music, films and games. There is huge gl ...

  10. BitTorrent Returns Financing To Investors

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a move that could point to more troubled times ahead for the company, P2P file sharing service BitTorrent rescinded what's left of $17 million in financing to investors, for a smaller round of funding, according to technology blog TechCrun ...

  11. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, P2P Worth, JupiterResearch

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pirate Bay is going for a Guinness Book Of World Records entry as the world's largest BitTorrent tracker. [ Idolator ] - JupiterResearch predicts swell in European consumers paying for digital music. [ JupiterResearch via Coolfer ] - St ...

  12. CRIA Not Suing Torrent Site

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Association is not suing torrent site isoHunt.com as reported on various Internet sites and by the torrent site’s founder. Gary Fung, the Vancouver-based creator of isoHunt, a torrent site that has come under fire f ...

  13. Italy's Largest BitTorrent Site Shuttered

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian authorities have closed down Colombo-BT.org, the country's largest BitTorrent tracker site, the IFPI reported today. The closure follows an extensive investigation by the Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police), which worked in tandem with ...

  14. Canadian Court Pulls Plug On Quebectorrent

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Quebec Superior Court has issued an injunction shutting down the controversial company Quebectorrent.com Inc., one of the most prominent file sharing services operating in the province. The court ordered defendant Sebastien Brulotte to "c ...

  15. Revision3 CEO: MediaDefender Attacked Us

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Anti-piracy technology outfit MediaDefender is accused of launching a denial of service attack against the perfectly legitimate Internet TV company Revision3 simply because the service uses BitTorrent technology to distribute its content. In an on ...

  16. Digital Briefs: Other Music, Biohazard, BitTorrent

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A snapshot of retailer Other Music's efforts to embrace Internet sales from BusinessWeek . - Biohazard bassist Evan Seinfield on how BitTorrent users are "stealing" in Metal Edge magazine . Skip to the end of the transcript, past ...

  17. YouTorrent Removes Unauthorized Links

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BitTorrent tracker YouTorrent has removed links to access unauthorized media content in a bid to sell the company. The site was launched only earlier this year, but has grown to 10 million users a month based on what critics call a sleek user inte ...

  18. Last.fm Promotes Web Widgets

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Last.fm has begun promoting the various Web sites and other online services that use its free music streaming feature via a section of the site called Build.last.fm . The section organizes and showcases the various Last.fm widgets and applications ...

  19. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, DoubleTwist, ARTISTdirect

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST -Several tech sites are questioning whether Yahoo is filtering out search results for bitTorrent site Pirate Bay in cooperation with the major record labels. A search for Pirate Bay on Yahoo brings up links to a Wikipedia page and stories about th ...

  20. BitTorrent's Mininova Offers New Streaming Service

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST BitTorrent site Mininova has launched a music torrent streaming service that allows users to stream a song from a torrent file and listen to it instantly. The new feature is only available for artists that have signed on with Mininova to make thei ...

  21. Legal Storm Brews For Pirate Bay Four

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The team behind file-sharing engine the Pirate Bay have been charged by a public prosecutor in Sweden. The four men -- Carl Lundstrom, Peter Sunde, Frederik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg -- face up to two years in prison if convicted on charges ...

  22. Sweden To Charge Pirate Bay In Copyright Case

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sweden plans this week to charge the people running Pirate Bay, one of the world's most visited Web sites, with being accessories in breaking copyright law. Pirate Bay helps Web surfers share copyrighted music and film files, which is illegal ...

  23. The Pirate Bay Taps Last.fm

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Popular torrent tracker The Pirate Bay rolled out its expected new music feature, tapping data from Last.fm to show more detailed artist info, easier search tools and tour dates. According to a rundown on TorrentFreak , the feature is designed mor ...

  24. Bittorent Site Backs Glam Rock Band

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bittorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay is promoting Swedish glam rock band Lamonte. A link to download the band’s new album for free is front and center on The Pirate Bay homepage. The user is offered the album, videos and merch and MySpace links ...

  25. OiNK Rebounds As BOiNK

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just days after the OiNK pirate music site was shut down by authorities, the Pirate Bay announced plans to relaunch the service with a new name and new domain, BOiNK. The Pirate Bay was itself once shut down at the legal behest of the global music ...

  26. Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Comcast Corp. actively interferes with attempts by some of its high-speed Internet subscribers to share files online, a move that runs counter to the tradition of treating all types of Net traffic equally. The interference, which The Associated Pr ...

  27. Torrent Site Goes After MediaDefender

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's MediaDefender e-mail leak , bit torrent search engine site The Pirate Bay has now turned over certain e-mails to police that the company says prove major media companies are paying hackers to sabotage the service. The Pi ...

  28. MediaDefender Strategies Exposed In Email Leak

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of internal e-mails from MediaDefender were leaked to the Internet via various BitTorrent servers over the weekend, exposing many of the company's activities with some embarrassing results. The anti-piracy company works with both th ...

  29. Crowley Upped At Koch

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment has promoted Bill Crowley to VP of digital and mobile to oversee the company's expanded new media division. Crowley has led the company's digital music initiatives for the last five years. Koch recently expanded its di ...

  30. BitTorrent Launches Legit Service

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST BitTorrent launched a new, legal digital entertainment service today (Feb. 26) in an attempt to put a legitimate face on a technology that has been associated with piracy for years. The BiTtorrent Entertainment Network will feature movies, TV show ...

  31. Veoh Launches Online Video Syndication Service

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veoh Networks, an Internet video firm, has launched a new online video syndication service that uses peer-to-peer network technology to distribution video on such Web services as MySpace and YouTube. The model is similar to competitor BrightCove, ...

  32. Azureus Lassos Zudeo P2P Service

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following in the wake of BitTorrent announcing plans to develop a commercial digital retail service, Azureus, an open-source peer-to-peer solution based on BitTorrent technology, says it too wants to reinvent itself as a copyright-friendly service ...

  33. Musicrypt Partners With Pando

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pact aims to distribute large media files via Web. Canadian digital media distribution company, Musicrypt Inc. has partnered with New York-based Pando Networks, Inc. The pact will enable Musicrypt to distribute large media files--including music v ...

  34. Swedish Law Enforcement Shuts Down 'Pirate Bay'

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Officials raided 10 different locations, arrested three. Swedish authorities revealed today (May 31) that they have shut down “The Pirate Bay," one of the world’s largest and most well-known facilitators of online piracy. Since filing a crimi ...

  35. Warner To Offer Movies Via BitTorrent

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has partnered with BitTorrent Inc. to sell movies and television content via the company's peer-assisted delivery system. In doing so, Warner becomes the first ma Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has ...

  36. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  37. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  38. Coming To A Home Near You: The Connected Consumer

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Looking for the catalyst for a true revolution in home entertainment? There is no shortage of possibilities: high-definition TV, TiVO, BitTorrent, video on demand, smart set-top boxes and more. Vince Broady is senior VP of games and entertainment ...

  39. Piracy Crackdown Spurs Shift In Online File Sharing

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Traffic in the popular file-sharing network BitTorrent has fallen in the wake of a crackdown on piracy, but file sharers have merely shifted to another network, eDonkey, new data released Aug. 29 show LONDON (Reuters) -- Traffic in the popular fil ...

  40. Elite Torrents Joins Shuttered P2P List

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the largest BitTorrent peer-to-peer Web sites, Elite Torrents, has been shut down by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. LOS ANGELES -- One of the largest BitTorrent peer-to-peer Web sites, Elite Torrents, has been shut d ...

  41. Elite Torrents Joins Shuttered P2P List

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Site offered thousands of illegal movies, TV shows. One of the largest BitTorrent peer-to-peer Web sites, Elite Torrents, has been shut down by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. Elite Torrents, which had been receiving 8.5 mil ...

  42. Latest MPAA Suits Target TV Pirates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The major motion picture studios on May 12 filed copyright infringement lawsuits against six popular BitTorrent Web sites, targeting those that specialized on pirating small-screen fare. The Motion Pi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  43. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began April 6 in the Federal Magistrates Court. SYDNEY -- The trial in the Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet se ...

  44. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began today (April 6) in the Federal Magistrates Court. The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began ...

  45. Aussie Labels Take ISP To Court

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began today (April 6) in the Federal Magistrates Court. The Australian recorded music industry's case against Internet service provider Swiftel began ...

  46. Australian Anti-Piracy Unit Raids ISP

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division on March 10 raided the premises of a leading Internet service provider accused of copyright infringement. SYDNEY -- The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division on March 10 r ...

  47. Australian Anti-Piracy Unit Raids ISP

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division yesterday (March 10) raided the premises of a leading Internet services provider accused of music copyright infringement. The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division yesterd ...

  48. Australian Anti-Piracy Unit Raids ISP

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division yesterday (March 10) raided the premises of a leading Internet services provider accused of music copyright infringement. The Australian record industry's anti-piracy division yesterd ...

  49. MPAA Files More P2P Suits

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade group also targets subscription sites. The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced today (Feb. 10) that its member companies have filed a second round of lawsuits aimed at disabling online movie piracy facilitated by major peer-to-peer net ...

  50. MPAA Suing P2P Server Operators

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trade group also targets eDonkey, DirectConnect. The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced today (Dec. 14) that its member companies have filed lawsuits against individuals who operate servers that index illegal copies of movies and TV program ...

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