BitTorrent Inc.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Why Everyone's Streaming Music and Everybody's Happy

    Remember the first time you listened to music using a computer? This is a moot question for people under the age of 20. I was at a friend's house sometime in the mid-'90s. He loaded a program called Winamp on his computer, and played one of a dozen or so MP3 files he had. It was the 1985 Falco synt ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2012
  • Film

    September 12, 2012

    The Strange Fate of Kim's Video

    The best video collection in New York was shipped to a Sicilian town with a promise that it would be kept accessible to cinephiles. Here's what really happened to it.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    All Along The File-Sharing Front: Will New York Affect The Rest of America?

    Good news, New York file sharers! Verizon has apparently decided to protect your privacy, despite demands that the internet service provider ID subscribers suspected of copyright infringement. And the company's decision -- as well as other recent developments intellectual property realm -- might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Microsoft: Safe Haven for BitTorrent Pirates?

    Just a few days ago, reports revealed that Microsoft is the top petitioner to Google for the removal of links to allegedly pirated media. This comes shortly after news broke that Microsoft had censored The Pirate Bay and backed "BitTorrent-poisoning startups." Now, however, reports reveal that a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Do BitTorrents Bolster Music Sales?

    Though record labels have often claimed that piracy threatens artists, a new study suggests that unauthorized file-sharing via BitTorrent might not hurt music sales: in fact, it might boost them. Economist Robert Hammond, of North Carolina State University, gathered data music album download data f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    IP Address Does Not Even ID a State, Judge Decides in Landmark BitTorrent Lawsuit

    Just a few weeks after a New York judge decided that an internet protocol address is not enough evidence for lawsuits against accused illegal file-sharers, a California judge has ruled that an IP address can't even pinpoint one's state. As detailed by CNET, the judge tossed out lawsuits against 15 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Can You Get Sued for File Sharing on Your WiFi Network?

    If you own an open WiFi connection, you might have worried whether you're liable for any copyright infringement taking place on that network -- even if you didn't do it. In a ruling that has caught the attention of lawmakers and attorneys worldwide, a Finnish court just ruled that owners of open Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    RapidShare Slows Downloads to Prevent Piracy

    After Megaupload got busted by an anti-terror squad in January and another 16 domains got slammed by the feds in February, several file sharing sites decided to scale back or shut down their operations to prevent similar downfalls. Remember that BitTorrent behemoth BTjunkie signed off the web perma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    BitTorrent-Based Internet Piracy Does Not Hurt U.S. Movie Sales: Study

    As the movie and music industries continue to bemoan internet piracy -- and push for internet-censoring laws like SOPA, PIPA, and the TPP to curb illegal file sharing -- a new academic study has come out that debunks a major belief about piracy and profit loss. In "Reel Piracy: The Effect of Onlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Is Tribler an Invincible BitTorrent Client?

    It's only Wednesday, but it has already been quite the week of ups and downs for the file-sharing world. On Monday, Runnin' Scared reported on BTjunkie, which voluntarily shut down amid legal action against similar sites MegaUpload and The Pirate Bay. And just yesterday, we blogged about Kim Dotcom' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2010

    South Park Shamelessly Rips CollegeHumor Inception Parody, Apologizes Half-Heartedly

    ​The New York Times ArtsBeat blog managed something resembling an apology from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for lifting huge segments of dialogue for their Inception parody, which aired Wednesday, from CollegeHumor's "Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception," created ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2010

    iPad Arrives.

    ​The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    John Mayer: "My Dick Is Sort Of Like A White Supremacist"

    Dude you mispelled "SVU"​Let it be known that John Mayer's candid-interview game is unstoppable right now. Hot on the heels of his bonkers TMI orgy of a Rolling Stone cover story ("The Joshua Tree of vaginas" and so forth) comes an in-depth chat with friend-of-SOTC Rob Tannenbaum for none oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Madonna Ex Auctioning Her Phone Messages, Erotic Faxes

     Here's a new way a high-roller with a Madonna fetish can spend his or her money: some guy who used to date Madonna is auctioning off her phone messages to him, among other stuff. At the Rock and Roll Pop Art Auction, commencing Monday, you can obtain "two original microcassettes from Jim Albri ... More >>

  • Theater

    June 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Become a Patron of the Arts: Host the Kim's Video Collection

    Long-lived, beloved East Village video vendor Kim's is closing its rental section, which Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, like any sensible person or website, thinks a shame ("Where else are movies arranged according to categories like JUVENILE DELINQUENT?"). But Jeremiah reports that Kim's has made a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2005

    Never Ending Math Equation

    After the court decision, file shares and mixtapes float on

  • Music

    June 21, 2005
  • Screens

    May 31, 2005

    Torrent Rain

    Fat content's equivalent of the South Beach Diet provides healthy alternative to paying buttplugs

  • Screens

    February 15, 2005

    iTunes, yr Tunes

    Napster revives the freedom to explore, but will it dent Apple's now iconic market hegemony?

  • News

    July 27, 2004

    Apocalypse Now

    Lots and lots and lots of killing

  • Music

    April 20, 2004

    Brand-New Lag

    Late as usual, labels learn that downloading is their friend