September 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Music app Aurous isn’t even available yet, but it’s been causing a stir within the music industry thanks to its promise of a Spotify-style interface on a powerful web and torrent search-engine back-end....

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August 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


BitTorrent has been making strenuous efforts to stress the difference between BitTorrent (the company) and BitTorrent (the technology) in recent years. The US company’s execs have regularly claimed...

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July 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a musician talking about piracy as a positive audience-builder, so step forward David Guetta, who’s been outlining why he thinks filesharing has helped him find...

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February 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Russian social network vKontakte has been a bugbear for music rightsholders for several years, but in recent times the site has taken steps towards cracking down on filesharing within its system. That’s...

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December 10th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


For all the court cases and ISP blocks, the entertainment industries have been enduringly frustrated by their inability to get The Pirate Bay actually shut down. Big news yesterday, then, as the site was...

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September 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


We wrote on Friday about Thom Yorke's decision to put his new album out through BitTorrent – the most high-profile artist partnership for that company so far, and the first to use its "pay-gate" feature...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest country to introduce legislation that could see popular filesharing sites blocked by ISPs is Singapore. Its amended copyright law will enable rightsholders in various industries to apply for...

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June 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A survey of children and young adults in the UK has turned up some new – if not that surprising – views on filesharing and online piracy. YouGov talked to 1,907 16-24 year-olds and 614 8-15 year-olds...

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June 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Vuze may be one of the most popular torrenting clients in the world, but its developers are stressing that they don’t want to support piracy. “Unfortunately, while there are good and law abiding...

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