Post Tagged with: "torrent"

A Googlized Torrent Search Engine

Mashable points to the creation of a customized Google torrent search page.  The site was not created by Google (a user did it) and the same functionality has long existed within Google.  Yet the site obviously highlights some of the challenges of distinguishing between sites that offer the ability to […]

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April 20, 2009 5 comments Must Reads

IsoHunt and CRIA Face Off In Court

TorrentFreak has details on court battle between IsoHunt and the Canadian Recording Industry Association, which reportedly led to the judge calling for a full trial.  The decision is a victory for CRIA, which argued against IsoHunt's request for declaratory judgment.

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March 12, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Michael Moore Sends Takedown Letter Over Torrent of Film

Michael Moore has generated considerable publicity over his decision to make his latest film – Slacker Uprising – freely available online.  Moore states that you can do whatever you want with the film, but EasyDNS reports that did not stop his lawyers from sending a takedown request regarding a torrent […]

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October 2, 2008 6 comments Must Reads

Isohunt Files Suit Against CRIA

TorrentFreak reports that Isohunt, a Canadian-based torrent tracker, has filed suit against the Canadian Recording Industry Association. Isohunt is seeking a confirmation that it does not infringe Canadian copyright law.

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September 6, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

MCPS-PRS Alliance and Big Champagne Assess the Radiohead Experiment

Eric Garland and Will Page of MCPS-PRS Alliance have published a brief study on the effects of Radiohead freely releasing its album.  Garland notes in a media report that "the expectation among rights-holders is that, in order to create a success story, you must reduce the rate of piracy – […]

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August 5, 2008 3 comments Must Reads