The Political Consequences of the TPB Raid

Six years ago, the Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police, taking down the torrent site and tracker, but such success was short lived. The site still lives on, and six years later, no sentences have been served, and nothing has changed as far as the site is concerned. There are other consequences though, […]
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The Pirate Bay Block: Control, Not Infringement

You might have heard around the net today, that the UK courts have ruled that major UK ISP’s have to block the Pirate Bay. But why should it be blocked? Is it an issue of infringement, as they claim, or is it more insidious, and an attempt to hold back some of the losses in […]
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[Apr1] New Job, Politics&P2P on Hold

As many will know, I’ve been really quiet here recently. There has been a reason for that. For the last month, I’ve been in negotiations for a new job. These were concluded yesterday, and now I am able to announce that starting tomorrow, I’m going to be the assistant technical manager for the US Copyright […]
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Common Bittorrent Mistakes, Part 1

There’s a number of common mistakes made by people, when they decide to torrent things Some of these are long-standing mistakes, and others are more common. The one thing they have in common, is that they’re all easily avoidable. We’ve covered some typical mistakes and some handy tips in the past, but it’s always good […]
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No Safe Harbor NOW AVAILABLE!

A little over two weeks ago, I let slip about a little book coming out. Called No Safe Harbor, it featured two of my essays, one that had been here before, the other written specially for the book. It is NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY Unfortunately, I posted the book info to slashdot, and it’s… well, […]
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BitTorrent Turns 10

Bram Internet protocols and ‘systems’ are either hit or miss. They last for ages, or only a few months. The web, email, IRC, all things that have lasted, eXeem, Google Wave, hardly any time at all. In the fast paced world of the web, it’s often the frantic turnover that kills a new product, especially when it’s […]
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