Tim Wilson

Musings of a fantasy author in a wibbly wobbly world.



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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Continue Reading →

Piratebay – Pay to torrent?

Its been announced that the, 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... 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... Continue Reading →

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