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How SOPA Could Actually Benefit File-Sharers

Every year, tens of thousands of people are scammed into paying for free file-sharing software. Over the years this has evolved into a multi-million dollar business damaging legitimate American companies such as BitTorrent, FrostWire and Vuze. So why is ICE not seizing the domain names of these known scammers? Or viewing it from another angle, perhaps SOPA might come in handy after all.
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BitTorrent Pirate Ordered to Pay $1.5 Million Damages For Sharing 10 Movies

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (2 years ago)

A federal court in Illinois has handed down the largest ever damages award in a BitTorrent case. In a default judgment defendant Kywan Fisher from Hampton, Virginia is ordered to pay $1,500,000 to adult entertainment company Flava W... Read Post

Musicians Praise BitTorrent and Creative Commons

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (3 years ago)

While the major record labels see BitTorrent as a threat, thousands of independent musicians believe it's one of the best ways to gain an audience. The FrostWire BitTorrent client has been promoting independent artists for years, wi... Read Post

How and Why BitTorrent Works, a Visualization

Internet / File Sharing : TorrentFreak (5 years ago)

Millions of people use BitTorrent to share files every day, but only a small percentage actually understand how BitTorrent works and appreciate why it is such an efficient way to share large files. A simplified but insightful visual... Read Post


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