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GitTorrent
'A Decentralized GitHub'. nifty
distributed  git  github  bittorrent  bitcoin  gittorrent  dvcs 
may 2015 by jm
Irish Internet Providers Roll Out KickassTorrents Blockade
The lucrative whack-a-mole business continues -- mostly in response to High Court actions, although Eircom are just helping out. I bet a google for "kickass proxy" doesn't return anything useful at all, of course....
kat  kickasstorrents  bittorrent  piracy  copyright  high-court  ireland  eircom  filtering  blocking 
january 2014 by jm
UK ISPs Secretly Start Blocking Torrent Site Proxies | TorrentFreak
The next step of cat-and-mouse. Let's see what the pirate sites do next...
The blocking orders are intended to deter online piracy and were requested by the music industry group BPI on behalf of a variety of major labels. Thus far they’ve managed to block access to The Pirate Bay, Kat.ph, H33T and Fenopy, and preparations are being made to add many others.

The effectiveness of these initial measures has been called into doubt, as they are relatively easy to bypass. For example, in response to the blockades hundreds of proxy sites popped up, allowing subscribers to reach the prohibited sites via a detour.
However, as of this week these proxies are also covered by the same blocklist they aim to circumvent, without a new court ruling.

The High Court orders give music industry group BPI the authority to add sites to the blocklist without oversight. Until now some small changes have been made, mostly in response to The Pirate Bay’s domain hopping endeavors, but with the latest blocklist update a whole new range of websites is being targeted.
bittorrent  blocking  filesharing  copyright  bpi  piracy  pirate-bay  proxies  fenopy  kat.ph  h33t  filtering  uk 
june 2013 by jm
BitTorrent’s Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public
As kragen says, 'a decentralized way to sync a folder of large files, using BitTorrent instead of an untrustworthy central server'. Windows, OSX, and Linux supported
bittorrent  dropbox  cloud  storage  filesharing  sharing  sync  synchronization 
april 2013 by jm
Censoring The Pirate Bay is Useless, Research Shows
'The assumption of BREIN and the court was that a blockade of The Pirate Bay would lower the number of infringers at [Dutch ISPs Ziggo and XS4ALL], but new research from the University of Amsterdam shows that this is not the case. [...] The claim that The Pirate Bay blockade by Ziggo and XS4ALL leads to a decrease of copyright infringement by their subscribers via BitTorrent transfers must be rejected. There is no significant effect of this measure. [...] 'Ziggo and XS4ALL subscribers who use BitTorrent apparently found different routes other than 'The Pirate Bay' to share files, and remain active as seeders to upload files to others.' Unfortunately the paper is in Dutch, however
holland  brein  ziggo  xs4all  bittorrent  piratebay  piracy  research  data 
april 2012 by jm
Turbocharging Solr Index Replication with BitTorrent
Etsy now replicating their multi-GB search index across the search farm using BitTorrent. Why not Multicast? 'multicast rsync caused an epic failure for our network, killing the entire site for several minutes. The multicast traffic saturated the CPU on our core switches causing all of Etsy to be unreachable.' fun!
etsy  multicast  sev1  bittorrent  search  solr  rsync  scaling  outages 
february 2012 by jm
French President’s Residence ‘Busted’ For BitTorrent Piracy | TorrentFreak
'According to data from YouHaveDownloaded.com, a range of downloads have been actioned from the Palace including a cam copy of Tower Heist, a telesync copy of Arthur Christmas, and music from The Beach Boys.' I love this. The data is, of course, filled with potential inaccuracies -- and that's the point
bittorrent  surveillance  downloading  internet  privacy  france  hadopi 
december 2011 by jm
Netflix Beats BitTorrent’s Bandwidth
'For perhaps the first time in the internet’s history, the largest percentage of the net’s traffic is content that is paid for.' A great demo of how *good*, legit, for-pay services, can beat out less usable, dodgy, but free ones (via Waxy)
via:waxy  piracy  bandwidth  bittorrent  internet  netflix  filesharing 
may 2011 by jm
Anti-piracy lawyers 'knowingly targeted the innocent', says law body
'Following complaints to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Davenport Lyons now stands accused of deliberately ignoring concerns over the standard of its evidence. It matched IP addresses captured from movie and videogame BitTorrent swarms with customer records obtained from ISPs by court order. David Gore and Brian Miller, two Davenport Lyons partners, will face disciplinary proceedings in March.'
piracy  three-strikes  uk  law  solicitors  bittorrent  filesharing  shakedown  from delicious
november 2010 by jm
FlexGet
torrent automation from RSS feeds; will work nicely with Transmission
bittorrent  automation  boxee  linux  python  rss  torrents  tv  flexget  from delicious
july 2010 by jm

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