All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘BitTorrent’

‘Game of Thrones’ is the Most-Pirated Show of the Year, Again

In-between all of the end-of-year best-of lists, there are a few lists that it might be questionable for entertainment properties to end up on. One of these is undoubtedly the list most-pirated shows for the year. Though a good showing of that list is undoubtedly a sign of popularity, copyright holders would almost certainly rather have those viewers paying to …

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New Breaking Bad Episodes Translates To Lots of Piracy

Breaking Bad is finally back and the people are rejoicing. Twitter exploded as expected. Memes are already up and running. Another group of people who are excited Breaking Bad is back? People who pirate their TV shows. Granted, the latest episode from the final arc is less than 24 hours old, but reports indicate a great deal of piracy has …

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The Pirate Bay Releases Its Own Web Browser

The Pirate Bay has been providing legal and illegal downloads to content via BitTorrent for 10 years. For those 10 years, governments from all over the world have tried to shut down the infamous Web site, but none have been successful thus far. To celebrate the occasion, the site has put together a little something that will make it even …

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Game of Thrones Premiere Broke Torrent Records

Considering it was the most pirated show of 2012, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the new season premiere of Game of Thrones was downloaded quite a bit this weekend. But the sheer volume it pretty staggering – in fact, it broke records. TorrentFreak has the numbers: In just a few hours after the first torrent of the show was uploaded, …

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Rutgers Named Top Torrenting University in the U.S.

BitTorrent is popular among college students. That, of course, is as obvious as saying the sky is blue or freshman will gain at least 15 pounds of beer and pizza weight. Although many universities have made curbing torrenting a primary focus (via government mandate), it’s hard to stop such a long standing tradition like collegiate file sharing. If you ever …

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The Pirate Capital Of The United States May Surprise You

Piracy is everywhere. The Internet and BitTorrent in particular have made the downloading of music, movies, and games extremely easy. Some people pirate more than others, and that’s worth studying. It could give musicians a good idea of who’s pirating their stuff the most so they can wisely market more to them, or unwisely sue them. British data tracking firm …

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Private BitTorrent Tracker Hacked, Passwords Leaked By Afghani Hackers

Hackers generally view BitTorrent trackers as friendly entities. Members of Anonymous are constantly extolling the virtues of The Pirate Bay and other trackers. Some hackers, however, are proving to be not as friendly. It was revealed this morning that RevolutionTT, a private BitTorrent tracker, had been hacked. A group simply calling themselves “Afghanistan Hackers” uploaded a text file containing 19,000 …

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Over 1 Million Classic Films And Books Are Now Available On BitTorrent

There is a lot of human culture that gets lost as history marches onward. Some of that history is extremely important for the continued advancement of our species. There are thousands of books, photos and films that have been discarded, but there’s one warrior who fights to keep it alive. The Internet Archive, a wonderful place to find everything from …

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DJ Shadow Joins Forces With uTorrent To Monetize File Sharing

One thing you’ll hear from the RIAA and MPAA execs is how BitTorrent is cutting into their profits. They feel that free access to content is the worst thing that could ever happen to such an artistic medium. It robs the artists, and more importantly the company execs, of millions of dollars. The only way to make money from music, …

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BitTorrent Torque Allows Users To Make Torrent-Based Web Apps

Does the introduction of introduction of web-based app development further legitimize the concept of file sharing via BitTorrent technology? Does it remove the vail of “this kind of technology is only used to steal” from act of sharing torrents with other computer users? Whether or not that was the goal of the BitTorrent developers, it’s hard not to consider the …

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U.S. Government Anti-Piracy System Delayed To Later This Year

We reported back in February on a plan being implemented by the Center for Copyright Information and major ISPs to stop the rampant problem of file-sharing over BitTorrent. Back then, it was announced that the plan would go into effect on July 1 of this year. It would appear that the original date is going to be missed. TorrentFreak is …

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Counting Crows Releases Album Sampler On BitTorrent

I don’t really listen to a lot of rock music anymore these days. I’m more of an electronic fan, but I do remember Counting Crows from back in the day with that crazy CG rabbit dancing around a lady in her skivvies. It turns out that the band has put out a new album and they’re turning towards a radical …

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