“Instead of putting the content in the store, let’s put the store inside the product,” BitTorrent VP of Marketing Matt Mason told me last week. “We can bake interactions into the file itself, so that if something gets shared, it’s not a problem, but a driver of value for the artist and publisher.”
TorrentFreak (a publication that covers Pirate Bay, MegaUpload, media copyright, and other issues surrounding P2P file sharing) is being taken to task by Comcast. The reason: TorrentFreak sourced and published public court documents.
As a 10-year anniversary present to its users, the Pirate Bay team created the Pirate Browser to get around censorship measures and virtual blockades around the globe.
While 2012 will be known for its mega-popular YouTube videos and other big pop culture phenoms, what media was being pirated tells yet another story about the year.
File sharing site The Pirate Bay is no stranger to law enforcement, its offices were raided back in 2006, which led to four convictions. Now the team believes that authorities have obtained new warrants and are bracing for another crackdown.
Beginning today, The Pirate Bay will gradually stop serving torrent files over the next month as it moves in a new direction.
It’s no surprise that video is the most popular type of content shared on the controversial peer-to-peer protocol BitTorrent – according to one report, at the height of its popularity each episode of the TV show Heroes was downloaded five million times over the network – but the number of digital books and magazines that are available as ‘torrents’ is growing fast as well.