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Why BitTorrent Could Be The Future Of Buying Music

BitTorrent: It’s how you get movies and music for free. That’s what most people think. But if the musicians and filmmakers who are losing to pirates want to survive, they’re going to have to give BitTorrent a big hug.


Thom Yorke's New Album Is Here, And You Can Buy It On BitTorrent

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke has a new album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, and it’s available now. And he’s trying something new to get it directly to his fans by selling it on BitTorrent.


BitTorrent Bleep, The Secure P2P Chat, Is Available For Mac And Android

Briefly: A few months ago, we told you about BitTorrent Bleep, the plan to create super secure chat that uses the P2P BitTorrent protocol to avoid the third-party servers that can be used to spy on you. Today, it’s been opened to a public Alpha testing stage so everyone can try it. Additionally, it’s now available for both Mac and Android instead of just Windows.


Rantmodo: Village Roadshow's Open Letter, Doctor Who's Open Showing And Closed Doors For Fast Movie Pirates

The issues surrounding online copyright infringement aren’t going to go away any time soon, but the arguments around access, positive PR spin and punishment continue to circle around in depressingly repetitive patterns. Over the weekend, three different stories illustrated these factors neatly.


BitTorrent Bleep: The P2P Plan To Make The World's Most Secure Chat

Last October, BitTorrent (the company) announced an experimental plan to build a secure chat system using the protocol that’s most famous for enabling file sharing. Today, we’re getting our first look at the what will eventually become a finished product: BitTorrent Bleep.


'We Will Never Support Illegal BitTorrent Downloads': Vuze

If you’ve ever downloaded something via BitTorrent, odds are you’ve used (or seen) an app called Vuze. It’s one of the internet’s most prolific BitTorrent clients, and it’s used for downloading countless terabytes of copyright-protected material every day. The developers of Vuze have hit back at the online piracy epidemic, condemning copyright theft and promoting legal torrents.


Popcorn Time For Android: Stream Movie Torrents On Your Phone For Free

You remember Popcorn Time, the Netflix for torrents that suffered a self-inflicted death? Well, it never really died. The open source project lives on in the form of a forked app version, available for download for Mac, Windows and Linux. Today, it comes to Android.


BitTorrent Sync Now Works With Network Storage

BitTorrent Sync is basically explicitly designed for people who need to move huge amounts of data back and forth between different devices. Now the service is getting support for the network attached storage these types are likely to use.


Books, Porn, Open Source: The Pirate Bay's Oldest Torrents Are 10 Years Old

The Pirate Bay has been around for a long time; the first incarnation of the site appeared in November 2001. It has undergone more than a few hosting and Web address changes, but like the proverbial Ship of Theseus, TPB lives on, and is hosting some seriously vintage torrents.


US Judge: An IP Address Alone Doesn't Identify A Bit-Torrent Pirate

A judge in Florida has made an important ruling that will make it more difficult for copyright holders in the United States to successfully sue anyone they claim is a Bit-Torrent pirate.


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