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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The utter futility of the legal attack on KickassTorrents

The operator of the torrent site KickassTorrents has been arrested in Poland on an extradition request from Hollywood, and the domains seized. This action, while deplorable, shows that the copyright industry is still some fifty years behind reality in its thinking: there are no central chokepoints you can control on the Internet, and the net … Continue reading “The utter futility of the legal attack on KickassTorrents”

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United Kingdom ignorant and clueless in pushing a ten-year prison sentence for unauthorized sharing: not even death penalty stops sharing

The United Kingdom appears to stubbornly move ahead with a ten year prison sentence for unauthorized sharing. This is not just counterproductive, but stupid and ineffective. Evidence shows that not even a horrible death penalty deters sharing between people: it’s a deeply inwired altruistic behavior. The UK seems hellbent on pandering to crumbling monopolies and … Continue reading “United Kingdom ignorant and clueless in pushing a ten-year prison sentence for unauthorized sharing: not even death penalty stops sharing”

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For first time, an ISP reveals why Police demand internet subscriber identities: ordinary file sharing is the most investigated “crime”

While the Police complain about shortage of resources, it turns out the most investigated “crime” on the net is ordinary people sharing music and movies with each other. This is in stark constrast to the everyday area person’s perception of justice, where the distribution monopoly laws command considerably less respect than even speed limits[1]. According … Continue reading “For first time, an ISP reveals why Police demand internet subscriber identities: ordinary file sharing is the most investigated “crime””

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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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