Many experienced file-sharers canâ€™t understand why relative novices manage to download so much junk from BitTorrent. Fake downloads that never finish, video files which refuse to play, movies that require special players and unwatchable video are easily avoided. But how do they do it?
The guys from The Pirate Bay are always working on interesting side-projects, but there is one in particular thatâ€™s so significant, it might be the future of filesharing. For a while now, they have been working on a brand new protocol – which may come to replace BitTorrent in the near future.
Recent findings by researchers from the University of California, Riverside, show that 15% of the IPs people connect to on the Gnutella P2P network are blocked by blocklist applications such as PeerGuardian. Statistics like this do not prove anything about the effectiveness of these lists, however, according to an insider…
Basically the RIAA wants all of the colleges to do their dirty work, saving them money and giving them more time to just find the ‘general area’ where these music pirates may be. Nebraska realizes the follies in this attempt and tries to get the RIAA to at least reimburse them, as the search was conducted with tax payers dollars…..
US consumers are still downloading movies illegally despite the growing availability of subscription based movie download services according to a study conducted by Advanis Inc. “The industry can respond to this stubborn core of piracy in one of two ways: “It can spend its time and resources pursuing pirates, and…”
BitTorrent clients such as Azureus added a feature that encrypted torrent traffic to try and get around ISP roadblocks. Now, a company called Allot Communications is claiming that their new hardware product, the NetEnforcer, is the first device that will seek out and throttle encrypted BitTorrent traffic.