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BitTorrent Claims Its Users Do Actually Buy Stuff

The (somewhat unlikely) fact that people who pirate movies are also more likely to spend money on movies has been well-known for a few years now. But thanks to a survey conducted by BitTorrent, we can now put a number on just how generous the pirates are.


BitTorrent Now Lets Anyone Release An Album As A Paid-For Bundle

Earlier this year, Thom Yorke released his new album on BitTorrrent, selling it in a package that had to be paid for. Now, BitTorrent will let any artist release an album as a paid-for bundle.


Disney Wants A Piracy-Free Search Engine

Downloading illegal content is not OK. If you’re a search provider, though, should you be held responsible for the content of your search results if those results include a link to illegal videos and other copyrighted material? If you use a search engine recently patented by Disney, you won’t accidentally find yourself clicking on links to torrents and illegal downloads — they just won’t be listed.


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.


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