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MusicMetric evidence shows torrent site blocks do nothing

Loz Kaye

As part of its Digital Music Index, MusicMetric has released the “largest ever public data set showing trends in music on BitTorrent,” in the UK. Unfortunately for anti-sharing lobbyist groups, it shows that despite the blocks against sites like The Pirate Bay and Newzbin 2, it doesn’t make a lick …

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Apple doesn’t like torrent apps afterall

Conttrol

Despite many publications, including ourselves, reporting just a few days ago that Apple had seemingly reversed its stance on torrent promoting applications on its app store, it has now proved initial hopes unfounded, by announcing the impending removal of both Conttrol and Transmission RPC. The first news the creator of Conttrol …

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Apple allows remote torrenting on iOS

Conttrol

Apple looks to have lifted its ban on torrent applications on the iOS, having allowed Conttrol, an app that lets you manage your uTorrent software remotely with the use of your iPhone. It’s not the only one that’s shown up on the app store either, with Apple also certifying Transmission RPC a …

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UKNova to shut due to FACT attack

UKNova

One of the world’s most strictly regulated and ethically proud torrent websites, UKNova,  has been forced to announce its imminent closure, after FACT – the UK arm of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) – serviced it with a cease and desist order. Despite full compliance from UKNova regarding …

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Demonoid domains for sale, uTorrent going ad supported

Torrent News

Lots of torrent news over the weekend for those downloading, legitimately and not. First up, Demonoid’s domain names have now been listed for sale. The site has been down for some  time, with some fans of the popular torrent search site suggesting that perhaps it was just a temporary outage; since that had …

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IFPI was behind Demonoid takedown

Demonoid

The IFPI, which claims to represent the music industry “world wide,” has also claimed responsibility for the Demonoid takedown. While of course it didn’t raid the Demonoid offices itself, it was the complaints to Interpol that eventually led to the action. If you’re not up to speed on the situation, …

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Demonoid still down, directing some to malware

Demonoid

One of the world’s most recognisable and popular torrent websites, Demonoid, along with its tracker, is still down. However some are now reporting that upon visiting the URL, they are being redirected to other websites infected with malware. Demonoid has now been down for almost a week, following a large …

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Torrent trackers to come back online

Open Bit Torrent

Two of the world’s biggest torrent trackers, OpenBitTorrent (OBT) and Public BitTorrent (PBT), have announced their plans to return to operation, concluding the protest against uTorrent parent company BitTorrent Inc. A couple of weeks ago, we reported on how both trackers voluntarily ceased operation in an attempt to force the …

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Google targeted in copyright infringement case

Google Torrent

While many companies have been centered in the sights of copyright lobbyists over the past few years, one of the biggest that performs the same sort of search functions as many a torrent site, Google, seemed to skate by with ease – presumably because in most instances its staggering financial …

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Torrent trackers down themselves in protest

Torrent Protest

Two of the biggest BitTorrent trackers in the world, OpenBitTorrent (OBT) and PublicBitTorrent (PBT) have gone offline to protest a silence by the makers of Utorrent, over a money saving protocol enhancement – or lack thereof. Being not-for profit trackers, both OBT and PBT are sensitive to waste, especially when …

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