File Sharing & BitTorrents
The most popular multi-P2P file sharing tool, forums & BitTorrents in one searchable Directory. Open-source file-sharing applications, torrent related legal problems for the music industry, open source BitTorrent clients, software and legal information, guides and forums.
File-Sharing Getting Bad Rap?
"A controversial new study by economists at Harvard and the University of North Carolina has found that file-sharing is not the cause of declining CD sales." [Rolling Stone]
Efficient and feature rich client for Windows. FAQ and forums.
Open source program for Windows which has its own network derived from Gnutella and which is also able to handle BitTorrent and Shoutcast.
Java-based file sharing and messaging client for Freenet.
Encylopedia article about the file-sharing protocol, including adoption, technologies, and legal issues.
The Effect of P2P File-sharing Depends on Popularity
The hits at the top of the charts lose sales, but the niche artists further down the popularity curve actually benefit from file-trading, according to a Harvard paper on the economics of filesharing. [The Long Tail]
Open source system that provides fully decentralized approximate keyword search capabilities to Vuze as a standard plugin. As it is decentralized, it's immune to legal and technical attacks targeting torrent aggregators.
The saga of Popcorn Time continues as ‘Netflix for pirates’ returns
It’s been a tumultuous few weeks for the best new movie streaming app on the Internet. Popcorn Time surprised everyone when it launched last month, attracting the attention of thousands of pirates in search of a convenient alternative to torrents. With Popcorn Time, a single download gives you access to hundreds of high-quality streams from the genre of your choosing — the catch: it’s all very ...
‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4 Downloads: ‘GoT’ Piracy Is Still Big Business As 100K Share Season Premiere ‘Two Swords’
The “Game of Thrones” season 4 premiere, “Two Swords,” is likely to break more piracy records, after its Season 3 finale became the most-ever shared illegal download. One “Game of Thrones” season 4 torrent -- a protocol that allows a user to download complete files through a shared network or partial files -- has on Monday afternoon more than 128,866 users sharing and downloading the file on ...
Feds up Melones releases; lake level drops
There’s a serious lack of water moving through the drought-stricken Central Sierra foothills this year, except downstream of New Melones Reservoir and Tulloch Dam, where massive torrents of water are being unleashed. The abnormally high releases are stepped-up “pulse flows” intended to aid ocean-bound salmon fry moving through the lower San Joaquin River, west of Modesto.