All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘torrent’

‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Breaks Piracy Record

When the season four premiere of HBO’s fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones aired on Sunday night, a record 6.6 million viewers tuned in legally. Another million-plus viewers pirated the episode, setting another record. Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner, which owns HBO, called the new piracy record “better than an Emmy.” The Sunday night episode entitled “Two Swords” garnered a …

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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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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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Disney Imposes 28-Day Delay On Netflix, RedBox Rentals

Sometimes it seems that Netflix just can’t catch a break. While the movie industry has long had a love-hate relationship with the video rental industry, Netflix seems to get all the hate and none of the love. Ever since the Netflix became popular a few years ago – and especially since they launched their streaming service – they’ve been the …

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Tribler Aims To Circumvent Anti-Piracy Efforts

The ongoing battle over legislation like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA has focused on blocking access to sites like The Pirate Bay and others that provide centralized access to torrent files for users who want to download content. In the midst of all this sturm und drang, however, the makers of one torrent client have been quietly working to make such …

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The Pirate Bay Wants You To Download A Car

Remember that old piracy ad that said, “You wouldn’t download a car.” Well, The Pirate Bay is wanting to make that a reality. They announced today on their blog the addition of Physibles, data objects that are able to become physical. They believe that 3D printers are leading the charge into a future where we’ll be able to download everything …

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SOPA Blackout: TorrentFreak ******s Its ******* In Protest

TorrentFreak is joining the, well, torrent of websites that are blacking out in protest of SOPA today. While some, like Wikipedia and Reddit, are blacking out completely, many are showing their support in other ways. TorrentFreak, a site that specializes in new from the world of filesharing, shows users a blacked out site with a dialogue box asking them to …

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The Pirate Bay Stops Hosting Torrent Files

The Pirate Bay has announced that they will no longer offer torrent files for download on their site. Anti-piracy advocates should not get too excited, though: they are replacing the torrent files with Magnet links. This format is considerably more difficult to block than .torrent files, and the links require significantly less storage space, meaning that the entire Pirate Bay …

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