Peer-to-Peer

US judge rules IP addresses are not enough

"P2P legal trolls have heart attack. The booming industry of legal P2P trolls have just received a huge setback in the US. For a while legal outfits have been seeing an IP address on a torrent cloud and contacting the ISP where the address is hosted. They then get a court order demanding that details of the IP address be handed over to them so that the fileshare can be sued. They usually do not sue, but instead get an out of court settlement and split the cash with the movie studios. However that will be turned around after U.S.

Big Cable fed up with endless P2P porn subpoenas

"The big ISPs, especially Comcast and Time Warner Cable, have intervened for months in massive file-sharing lawsuits, telling judges that they simply can't drop all of their activity for law enforcement in order to spend weeks doing IP address lookups on behalf of pornographers. And, when the ISPs get the chance to make their arguments before judges, they routinely go beyond complaints about the workload and challenge the very basis of the mass lawsuits.

Four years ago Pirate Bay was shut down

Really

It was four years ago today that the P2P site Pirate Bay was raided by cops at the request of the music industry. That should have been the end of the matter. Music and film industry wins, goes home for tea and biscuits.

House Bans File Sharing

The House has passed a bill that would prevent government employees from using peer-to-peer file-sharing software either in the office or when accessing government networks remotely from home.

The Secure Federal File Sharing Act, introduced by Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., in November, calls for the Office of Management and Budget to ban the use of applications like BitTorrent or Limewire on government PCs and networks.

It also requires the OMB to set policies for federal employees who telecommute or access government networks remotely.

GigaTribe Announces New Back to School Features for Private Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

August 24, 2009, Suresnes, France – GigaTribe http://www.gigatribe..., the free community file sharing software, announced today its new “Back to School” features. In schools, videos are created in the classroom to train new teachers how to teach, behave, explain, etc., in real-life situations, with real children. This material is very private, as school children would have to have their faces completely blacked out if the videos were on a public network, costing schools a lot of time and money.

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