Tag: p2p

Read More

Rightscorp bullish after BMG / Cox Communications ruling

Anti-piracy firm Rightscorp wasn’t an official party in the recent legal battle between BMG and ISP Cox Communications, but it was an interested observer to say the least. Rightscorp is BMG’s anti-piracy partner, responsible...
Read More

Torrentz search engine shuts down suddenly

Tough times for big torrent sites? KickassTorrents was shut down recently and its alleged founder arrested, but now meta-search engine Torrentz has shut down too.
Read More

Atlantic Records applies thumbscrews to find Reddit pirate

If you’ve read Stephen Witt’s masterful How Music Got Free book, you’ll know the damage labels felt that pre-release leaks did to both their album sales and the marketing campaigns around them.
Read More

Sandbox 152 – Hell to Pay

Lead: At the turn of the century, the industry’s reaction to P2P was to try and sue or arrest filesharers. Today a different approach is being taken by companies who see filesharing less as an economic threat and more of...
Read More

Premier League goes to court to force ISPs to block streaming video site

We’ve seen music industry body the BPI go to the UK’s High Court several times in the last year to force British ISPs to block access to popular filesharing sites. Now football’s Premier League is following...
Read More

BitTorrent has opened up its new Dropbox-like Sync service to all, following a "pre-Alpha" test launched earlier in the year.
Read More

Musicmetric says NPD’s piracy stats are missing the global picture

There was plenty of celebrating earlier this week when NPD Group announced that P2P piracy was falling in the US, just after the IFPI released figures showing music sales rising slightly in 2012.
Read More

Hadopi plans to target illegal streaming and download sites

French anti-piracy body Hadopi is hoping to expand its remit beyond P2P filesharing to unlicensed streaming and download websites.
Read More

BitTorrent: ‘We do not endorse piracy. We do not encourage it’

Does BitTorrent equal piracy? That's the title of a new website created by the company is providing an answer to the question: No
Read More

Cloud service Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy in intriguing music move

Audiogalaxy has been acquired by cloud storage firm Dropbox, in an intriguing deal that suggests Dropbox has its own digital music ambitions.
Read More

Cloud service Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy in intriguing music move

Remember Audiogalaxy? It's one of the veteran brands in the digital music space, having gone through several distinct iterations since its launch in 1998 as a P2P service, including a promotional site for Rhapsody, and more...
Read More

NPD analyst criticises P2P research analysis

NPD Group analyst Russ Crupnick has criticised people who've interpreted the American Assembly report as proving that filesharing leads to music purchasing.