Category Archives: File Sharing

The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Would-Be Dropbox Meant to Thwart the NSA

BitTorrent was best known as an internet protocol that let people swap pirated movies and music at the expense of big Hollywood studios and record labels. But then came a Belarusian engineer named Konstantin Lissounov. 

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Piracy site IsoHunt shut down and to pay $110m fine

IsoHunt, a popular website offering BitTorrents of mostly pirated material, is to shut down following a court settlement. 

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BitTorrent ‘s Bram Cohen Patents Revolutionary Live Streaming Protocol

Hoping to revolutionize live broadcasting on the Internet, Bram Cohen has filed a patent application for the new BitTorrent Live streaming protocol. BitTorrent’s inventor has worked on the new technology for several years and believes his new protocol can be … Continue reading

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The Copyright Alert System: How the New “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Program Works

This week marks the rollout of the long delayed “Copyright Alert System” aka the six strike anti-piracy program. It’s a bit confusing at a glance, but it’s not nearly as powerful as you’d think. Here’s how the system works, how … Continue reading

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Pirate Bay Raid Leaked

More than half a decade after Swedish police officers first raided The Pirate Bay, there is talk that a second police raid against the world’s most famous torrent site is in the planning.

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