Bittorrent’s DHT And Its DRM Problem

Over this past month, I’ve been researching a few topics based around BitTorrent, and I’ve come up on one point that I remember well, but which was never adequately explained for people. That was the controversy in 2005 around BitComet and the private flag, especially with version 0.60. It may seem an odd time, almost […]
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iiNet Vows Free Lawyers For Troll Targets

iiNet, the second biggest ISP in Australia, has been a bit of a magnet when it comes to bittorrent lawsuits. In 2008 they were sued by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) for failing to prevent its subscribers from infringing copyright via Bittorrent, a case it won, as the court found it was not […]
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Judge Calls Prenda an “Ingenious Crooked Extortionate Operation”

Today was the long-awaited appeals court hearing in the ongoing Prenda saga. Almost exactly two years after Judge Otis Wright went sci-fi on Prenda and its principles, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held an appeals hearing requested by Prenda on the sanctions, and it was not a pretty day for Prenda. Today was the […]
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Which TPB Clones Are Beached Whales?

On December 9th, The Pirate Bay was raided, and taken offline. The site went down, and much of the net went nuts. Yet there was another, stranger phenomenon some might have noticed. On just about every article posted about it were comments claiming that “it’s back at ”. Some even went out of their way […]
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Comcast, TOR, and DeepDotWeb – The Truth

Now that the post-Dragon Con buzz has gone, and it’s time to start looking critically at the net, there was a piece that caught my eye when someone posted it. It was a link to a slashdot article, which says that Comcast is cracking down on TOR because it’s illegal. As I started to write […]
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If Private Trackers Aren’t Then What Are They?

It’s a fact of life it seems. Find any news article about bittorrent sites being closed down, blocked, someone getting in trouble for using one or just notices, or a new client comes out; at some point in the comments you’ll get at least one comment of this kind. It’s all crap. Seriously, it’s crap. […]
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