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.
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]
Crossplatform Napster client, includes meta-search on multiple servers, autoconnect, and an optional command line interface. [GPL]
Indexes torrent trackers and provides cross-referenced multi-tracker data. Includes a support forum and a link to their IRC channel.
Open source, terminal-mode Gnutella client for Unix systems. No longer being actively developed.
Derived from Shareaza, it has a redesigned network core developed in an attempt to provide better stability. Also aims to speed up file searches and downloads and has additional features for advanced users.
Client developed in Python. Screenshots, downloads, contacts.
Crews searching through mud for victims after torrents of rock and debris kill at least 36 in Hiroshima
TOKYO — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. Public broadcaster NHK showed rescue workers suspended by ropes from police helicopters pulling victims from the rubble. Others gingerly climbed into windows as they […]
Sudan: Floods Leave 142,000 People in Darfur, Sudan Without Shelter
[Radio Dabanga]Darfur -Continuous heavy rains and torrents over the past days have caused further destruction to areas in the Darfur region, and affected about 142,000 people in Sudan since late July, aid organisations estimated.
KickAss Torrents Down: Popular Piracy Site Knocked Offline
Panic in the online-piracy community ensued Friday when KickAss torrents, the popular file-sharing website, was knocked offline.