Posts Tagged ‘ bittorrent ’

Pirates Capture Trove of Swedish Votes, EU Parliamentary Seat

Jun 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

Campaigning for sweeping reform of copyright, privacy and patent laws, Sweden’s Pirate Party this weekend won enough votes in the country’s national elections to secure a seat (possibly two) in the European Parliament. Sweden is accorded 17 representatives in the EU governing legislature, and the Pirate Party’s 7.1 percent showing is enough for at least […]

Defense Atty Demands Retrial In Pirate Bay Case; Experts Question ‘Harm’ of File Sharing

Apr 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, The New Media Update

Peter Althin, the attorney representing Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde, has called for a retrial, Swedish news site The Local revealed today. Swedish radio channel Sveriges Radio’s P3 news programme reports that the judge in the case was a member of the same copyright protection groups as several of the main entertainment industry representatives, who […]

Limewire Podcast Directory Becomes Limecast

Mar 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcast Directory Sites, Podcasting, Video

Limewire, makers of a file-sharing client, is launching a podcast directory, Limecast. Billing itself as “the Web’s open podcast directory and archive” only has about a hundred podcasts at the moment. The platform for the directory, however, is intriguing. It is still in the process of being built, and is being created online as a […]

Michael Moore Tacitly OK’s Pirating Of His Latest Film

Oct 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

Michael Moore appears to be using bootlegging to ensure distribution of his latest film, Slacker Uprising, outside the US and Canada.  Torrentfreak reports that the film is actively being shared on bitTorrent around the world, despite only being freely available from the official source to people in the US and Canada. “What do you think I’m up to? […]

BitTorrent Downloads Reveal Huge Unmet Demand For Olympics Coverage

Aug 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

NBC says that as much as 8% of its Olympic audience is viewing the event online, but it’s becoming clear that there’s a huge number of people that that are turning to unofficial channels because of restrictions and limitations of official Olympics coverage. In fact, the number of people turning to unofficial Olympic offerings appears […]

Get 10,000 Albums Of Free Music

Jun 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcast-Legal Music

Torrent site isoHunt has added 10,000 albums of free downloadable music from Jamendo, a site that publishes music licenced with Creative Commons license: “I’m proud to announce our partnership with Jamendo, a premier archive of Creative Commons music from a network of independent musicians. You can now see Jamendo originated torrents highlighted by white tabs […]