Tagged: Torrent

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

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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.  (more…)

BitTorrent ‘s Bram Cohen Patents Revolutionary Live Streaming Protocol

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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 world-changing. “We plan to shape the future of live broadcasts and want to work with broadcasters to accomplish that,” Cohen says. (more…)

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

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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 it’ll affect you, and everything else you need to know.    (more…)