BitTorrent's P2P Streaming Takes the Lag Out of Live Video

Livestreams are great and all, but they're all subject to a terrible reality: the more people who want to watch, the more likely it is the stream goes down. BitTorrent's P2P streaming service BitTorrent Live stands to change all that by actually drawing strength from the crowd, and it's here to start shaking up the… » 3/12/13 10:00am 3/12/13 10:00am

BitTorrent Inventor: My Goal Is to Kill Off Television

Torrent sites have been having a turbulent time recently, but that doesn't bother BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen. Instead, he's insistent that peer-to-peer sharing is the future of the way we consume media. » 2/14/12 3:31am 2/14/12 3:31am

BitTorrent-Based Domains Could Make Sites Invincible Against…

In response to the recent flurry of aggressive takedowns against P2P and piracy-related websites, a group of programmers is working on a new, decentralized system that would make domains untouchable. The Dot-P2P project is partially powered, appropriately enough, by BitTorrent. » 11/30/10 1:23pm 11/30/10 1:23pm

The Pornographers Have Turned On the Pirates

Axel Braun, pornographic auteur, has filed a federal copyright suit against nearly 7,100 individuals. The offense? Sharing his Batman XXX: A Porn Parody via torrents. It's basically a NSFW version of the summer's Hurt Locker case. » 11/03/10 9:40am 11/03/10 9:40am

Comcast PSP-Blocking Class Action Lawsuit Results in $16 Settlement

Were you a Comcast subscriber between April 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008? Did you use Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack, or Gnutella? Yes? Then it's payday for you, to the tune of $16, as the now infamous PSP class action lawsuit against Comcast has resulted in a previous mentioned $16 million settlement fund. You… » 7/11/10 12:30pm 7/11/10 12:30pm

Hurt Locker Lawsuit IP Addresses Revealed

The first 5,000 Hurt Locker lawsuits were filed two weeks ago, and now the IP addresses of those charged with illegally downloading the film have started trickling out. The first batch—about 700 IPs—are listed here: » 6/09/10 12:32pm 6/09/10 12:32pm

The Hurt Locker Lawyers' 14,000 Lawsuit Crusade

While Voltage Pictures has gotten most of the publicity surrounding the 5,000 Hurt Locker lawsuits that were handed out last Friday, it's far from the first P2P shake-down for the lawyers backing them. Extremely far, as it turns out. » 6/02/10 4:00pm 6/02/10 4:00pm

The FCC Is Going to Leave Your ISP Alone

Somewhat conveniently following the court decision that says the FCC doesn't have the power to enforce net neutrality, FCC Chairman Genananananapackachkowsi is expected to respond that he wants to leave broadband providers just the way are, in terms of regulatory stuff, but at the same time, slyly move to bring… » 5/04/10 11:25am 5/04/10 11:25am