• Jun 15, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • BitTorrent, Copyright, News, Privacy,

EU’s top court says The Pirate Bay can be blocked, because it knowingly links to unauthorized copyright material

A long-running legal battle between Dutch ISPs and the local anti-piracy organization BREIN over blocking The Pirate Bay has concluded with a ruling in favor of BREIN. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said yesterday The Pirate Bay could be blocked because:   “Making available and managing an online platform for sharing … Continue reading “EU’s top court says The Pirate Bay can be blocked, because it knowingly links to unauthorized copyright material”

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BitTorrent is fifteen years old. What would a file sharing technology developed today look like?

BitTorrent was developed in 2001: today’s file-sharing technology predates the launch of Facebook, Twitter, and the iPhone. In those fifteen years, surveillance and repression technologies have advanced massively. If we designed file sharing today to keep up with these developments, sharing technology would be an uncensorable, untrackable, and unidentifiable peer-to-peer mesh network between mobile devices. … Continue reading “BitTorrent is fifteen years old. What would a file sharing technology developed today look like?”

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  • Mar 16, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, BitTorrent, News, Privacy,

Your ISP is Going to Spy on You Starting July 12, 2012

Your ISP is going to spy on you starting July 12, 2012. One year ago, the RIAA and the MPAA organized a project with the largest internet service providers in the US to begin monitoring their customer’s internet activity.  This monitoring was introduced as a joint coalition to combat piracy.  A list of providers that … Continue reading “Your ISP is Going to Spy on You Starting July 12, 2012”

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  • Mar 14, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, BitTorrent, News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Exclusive Interview with Suren Ter from YouHaveDownloaded.com

Your BitTorrent downloads are very public, and Suren Ter, the producer behind  YouHaveDownloaded.com, has helped to raise public awareness on this reality.  We sat down with our friend, Suren, to discuss the idea behind YHD, piracy, and the future of file sharing. • • • Please give the world a brief introduction about yourself, such … Continue reading “Exclusive Interview with Suren Ter from YouHaveDownloaded.com”

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