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    The Copyright Monopoly Wars Are About To Repeat, But Much Worse

    torrentfreak.com 16 Nov '14, 10pm

    People sometimes ask me when I started questioning if the copyright monopoly laws were just, proper, or indeed sane. I respond truthfully that it was about 1985, when we were sharing music on cassette tapes and the copyright industry called us thieves, murderers, rapists, arsonists, a...

  • Singapore Passes Pirate Bay-Blocking Anti-Piracy Law

    torrentfreak.com 08 Jul '14, 9am

    The battle to stop Internet users from downloading copyrighted material is one that can never be won, but that hasn’t stopped a growing list of countries from having a go. Domain blocking is now one of the preferred methods of reducing copyright infringement around Europe and is endor...

  • Bitcoin Donations Now Integrated into BitTorrent Client

    Bitcoin Donations Now Integrated into BitTorrent Client

    torrentfreak.com 27 Feb '14, 6pm

    While content distributed via BitTorrent is almost always free (a situation most users would like to keep intact) there has long been a desire to find a straightforward mechanism for optional donations. The possibilities are intriguing, from artists being able to seed their own conten...

  • RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations

    RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations

    torrentfreak.com 30 Oct '13, 5pm

    RIAA: Bitcoin Makes it Hard to Track or Seize Pirate Bay Donations Ernesto October 30, 2013 38 BitCoin Print The RIAA alerted the U.S. Government to several notorious pirate websites this week, including The Pirate Bay. While the inclusion of the infamous torrent site doesn’t come as ...

  • BitTorrent Hip Hop Album Becomes First Ever to Accept Bitcoin

    torrentfreak.com 23 Mar '14, 9am

    Following a December 2013 teaser , February builds of FrostWire’s Windows, Mac and Linux BitTorrent clients included a ground-breaking new feature . The Frostwire client, which can be used in the same way as uTorrent or Vuze for example, now includes a torrent creation feature which s...

  • BitTorrent Client Devs Work on Bitcoin Integration

    torrentfreak.com 13 Dec '13, 4pm

    these are the types of feedback we’re looking for while we enter the discussion. At this point, the “mandatory” payment idea is just something that’s obviously possible with the technology, and the discussion is only about adding bitcoin metadata to the torrent so donations/tips can b...

  • Mastercard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

    torrentfreak.com 03 Jul '13, 5pm

    Mastercard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers Ernesto July 3, 2013 346 vpn Print Following the introduction of restrictions against file-sharing services, Mastercard and Visa have now started to take action against VPN providers. This week, Swedish payment provider Payson cut access...

  • BitFetch Debuts BitCoin-Powered Anonymous BitTorrent Downloads

    BitFetch Debuts BitCoin-Powered Anonymous BitTorrent Downloads

    torrentfreak.com 30 Mar '13, 12pm

    BitFetch Debuts BitCoin-Powered Anonymous BitTorrent Downloads Andy March 30, 2013 10 BitCoin , BitFetch Print A new privacy-conscious file-sharing service is aiming to bring the power of BitCoin and BitTorrent together in one neat package, with some added extras. Offering high-speed ...

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