All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘P2P’

Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

There’s nothing worse than pirates who steal and share content freely without repercussion. That’s at least what the entertainment industry would have you believe. They want everybody to know just how despicable those who would share their content really are. Problem is – the people they vilify are actually their biggest customers. A new study from the Dutch Institution for …

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UK Pirate Bay ISP Blockade Did Nothing To Stop Piracy

The entertainment industry is pretty short-sighted when it comes to finding solutions to piracy. They file a little lawsuit here and a little domain ban there in hopes that people stop using P2P services to download their content free of charge. Their latest attempt in the UK that saw ISPs blocking The Pirate Bay on the IP level is once …

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Head Of The RIAA Says ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12

Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs that are partcipating in the program will begin implementing their new policies by July 12th. The new policy was unveiled …

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File Sharing Company Caffeinated Mind, Acquired By Facebook

Facebook has acquired Caffeinated Mind, a company that makes a P2P file transfer system called Sendroid. The company says it does so by “making transferring any size file between two people as simple as clicking a link.” It appears that this is a talent acquisition, however, as Sendroid will be shutting down. Caffeinated Mind Inc. posted the following message to …

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Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy

It used to be that if you were found to be downloading something off of a P2P network, you were sent a letter demanding that you pay a settlement or go to court. The RIAA found out later that suing their customers didn’t exactly have the intended results. More people pirated music and much hatred for the trade group emanated …

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White House Throws Support Behind New Anti-Piracy Agreement

Not long after the news broke that top Internet Service Providers had agreed to a deal with the music and film industries to adopt a new, graduated response to piracy, the White House threw its support behind the deal on their official blog. Yesterday, the agreement that had been rumored for weeks was finalized. In brief, ISPs have said that …

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Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new anti-piracy campaign being pushed by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The deal, backed by the music and movie businesses would have major Internet Service Providers sign a voluntary agreement to crack down on illegal file sharing by adopting a “graduated response” method of attack. Today, according to …

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AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures

Top Internet Service Providers and media groups are very close to a deal that would amount to one of the most serious anti-piracy measures to date. According to multiple sources, CNET is reporting that a group of ISPs that includes AT&T, Comcast and Verizon is only a month or so away from an agreement with the RIAA and the MPAA. …

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Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record

Just two weeks ago, a lawsuit targeting the Sylvester Stallone action flick The Expendables set the record for largest file-sharing suit ever. It targeted roughly 23,000 BitTorrent users who downloaded the movie between February and March of this year. That record has already been broken. Last year Voltage Pictures, makers of the Academy-award-winning The Hurt Locker, joined up with U.S. …

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Netflix Top Internet Traffic Source in North America

Netflix is King of the Internets. At least, if you go by peak period traffic. A new report by Sandvine Intelligent Broadband Networks says that real-time entertainment has overtaken web browsing as the source of the majority of internet traffic in North America. And more specifically, Netflix has become the largest component of internet traffic on North American fixed access …

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LimeWire and RIAA Settle for $105 Million

Late last night, the legal battles between LimeWire and the Recording Industry Association of America have reportedly ended. The P2P client will pay record labels $105 million in damages stemming from illegal file sharing. This out-of-court settlement with 13 different record labels comes just days after the trial got underway. The RIAA has been seeking to take LimeWire down since …

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Huge BitTorrent Lawsuit Targets 23,000 “Expendables” Downloaders

United States Federal Judges are sending mixed messages when it comes to the legality of forcing ISPs to fork over customer information. Days after one District Court Judge rules against the right to subpoena ISPs, another has granted a motion allowing copyright infringement litigators the power to do just that. C’mon guys, you’ve gotta have a team meeting or something. …

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Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading?

Don’t hate the player, don’t hate the game – hate the messenger? In the latest round of who-can-we-sue, disgruntled “victims” of file sharing have taken aim at CBS’s CNET, specifically their software downloading site cnet.download.com. Entrepreneur, FilmOn Founder and “eccentric billionaire” Alki David has filed a lawsuit against CNET alleging that they aided in copyright infringement by distributing P2P clients, …

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P2P Music Sharing on the Decline?

The fight against digital music piracy seems to always be a step behind the current trends. When the doors were finally shut on Napster, some people * ahem* had already gotten more music via the service in a week than what was on their parent’s entire record collections – combined. People were already starting to use clients like WinMX and …

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