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Sky blocks the Pirate Bay – Pointless and hypocritical?

Its now a few days since Sky blocked its customers from Pirate Bay after the High Court ruling encompassing UK ISP’s. In the time its taken for ISP’s to get their act together and ban it, already, numerous other methods of access have become available rendering the initial ruling effectively useless and serving to do … Continue reading

No P2P for Irish Vodaphone customers? – and then a change of mind?

Vodaphone, the provider of mobile and broadband services has allegedly prohibited the use of p2p protocols on its networks albeit verbally.  Whilst a p2p blow to the phone service would be bad enough, the fact that they have taken the step to hit the desktop services aswel would be for many, a step too far. … Continue reading

NewsBytes – Thursday 2nd September 2010

uTorrent for Linux nearly here! I reported a few months back that due to popular demand (so much for an alleged 0.8% Linux usage) the makers of uTorrent announced that they would be releasing a Linux version of the popular Windows binary. uTorrent server has just been released for Linux and a full client is … Continue reading

DCC, Bittorrent and Usenet – Is Bittorrent so great?

I’ve written many articles touching on this subject, but I wanted to look at it with a little more detail as whilst we see a massive surge in Net traffic in regards to file sharing ; as is often the case, has the best tech “won”?  Since the vast magority of file-sharing on a p2p … Continue reading

uTorrent Linux edition – People want it because….?

It is being reported that the popular Windows Bittorrent Client uTorrent is finally coming to Linux after many years.  We reported recently that on the “idea bank” on the uTorrent site, users were requesting a native Linux version and one look at almost any swarm does indeed show the popularity of this closed source package. … Continue reading

Users want a Linux port of uTorrent?

uTorrent probably ranks as the most popular torrent client on the web and at any given time (and on any swarm) you can almost guarantee that the majority of peers/seeders will be running one version or another of it.  I think its fair to say that for most Windows users uTorrent is the first port … Continue reading

Digital Economy Bill – My interpretation

Over the last few months Ive covered many topics on piracy.  Ive tried to suggest possible alternatives although from what Ive seen the argument falls into two distinct categories, those who wish to legislate with other the top and unnecessarily complex rules/operating polices/legislation and those on the other side of the argument who seem to … Continue reading

Piratebay – Pay to torrent?

Its been announced that the Piratebay.org, one the definitive site for all the “IP liberal” is now to become a monthly pay site after being offered 7.8million by the Global Gaming Factory.  Ive said before I am against piracy, however as a FOSS user its not really a big concern to me.  I have no … Continue reading

Pirate Bay hit by spam in another Windows attack?

Continuing on from a previous article in regards to Peer Gaurdian, I stumbled upon news that the Pirate Bay has been hit by a spam attack.  Oh dear. It is being reported that users (and I will use that term in the loosest possible sense) are being tricked into downloading and installing a piece of … Continue reading


Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

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