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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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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

Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing

Technology : Bits (22 hours ago)

Next year, half of the chips Intel sells to cloud businesses will be custom. The company is used to selling tens of millions of the same thing, but outfits like Google and Facebook need special features, and pay for them. Read Post

Microsoft sues fake tech support service, warns of holiday scams

Technology : GigaOM (yesterday)

Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a bogus tech support service that allegedly used the company's name to persuade victims, many of them seniors, to pay hundreds of dollars for worthless… Read Post


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