Are you wondering when the latest blockbuster movies will leak online? Then Squawkr might be something for you. The new service allows people to maintain a watchlist of films and sends alerts when a high-quality scene release appears online. | Ernesto | _________ # ! … who se this tool more… # ! … movie … Continue reading
The Pirate Party in Iceland booked an important victory in the local parliamentary election today, scoring 14.5% of the total vote. While lower than most polls predicted, it marks the first time that a Pirate Party, anywhere in the world, has a serious shot at taking part in a government coalition. | Ernesto | _________ … Continue reading
Ira Rothken makes similar claims to Megaupload, dubs prosecution’s theory “untenable.” | Cyrus Farivar – Oct 19, 2016 10:00 am UTC | _____________________________________ # ! … it seems that, fifteen years after ‘The Napster’s Mess’, Law is not clear # ! enough around the Copyright Liability of the File-Sharing sites… ______ [Source: KickassTorrents lawyer: “torrent … Continue reading
Behind the scenes, groups of individuals are trying to make BitTorrent better with steady, incremental updates. A new proposal tabled by P2P developer Luca Matteis envisions a tweak to the protocol that would allow greater resilience in the BitTorrent ecosystem. | Andy | _________ # ! … #Tech always #overtakes the #Law # ! … Continue reading
Most file-sharers are aware they’re being watched but that doesn’t always have to be as bad as it sounds. Speaking with TorrentFreak, analytics company Peerlogix says it monitors millions of “well educated and tech-savvy” torrent users and leverages their content consumption habits for marketing purposes. | Andy | __________ # ! … than #respect, … Continue reading
A coalition of 186 artists, bands and songwriters have penned an open letter to Congress complaining about the ineffectiveness of the DMCA. From Taylor Swift, Trent Reznor, deadmau5 and U2, to Sirs Paul McCartney and Elton John, the message is clear: The DMCA allows tech companies to make huge profits while artists and creators suffer. … Continue reading
Movie director Lexi Alexander wants to “occupy Hollywood” by bridging the gap between pirates and filmmakers. Sporting a banner to free Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde, Alexander says that the criminalization of file-sharing is “pathetic”, while calling out the losses claimed by the MPAA as “bullshit”.
# ! … so, #Who Damns #FileSharing…?
Americans download more movies, music and TV shows that BitTorrent users in any other country. So why is everyone talking about the decline of P2P? Continue reading
A 2010 decision by Switzerland’s highest court to acknowledge the privacy rights of file-sharers effectively outlawed the tracking of BitTorrent users. That position means that the country occupies the new 2014 Watch List of the International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus on Capitol Hill… Continue reading
UK ISPs have agreed to send their customers warning letters when they pirate movies, music and TV shows, but before the scheme starts thoughts are turning to its potential failure. The Prime Minister’s IP advisor says ‘VCAP’ needs to be followed by something more enforceable, including disconnect… Continue reading