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ProxMate: Add-on for Firefox and Chrome/ium

28/02/2013 1 comment

Seeing as we’re still locked into the antiquated idea that content should be locked down and everyone who says different is a thief and a pirate, something that has come in useful on Firefox (and available for Chrome as well 😉 I was introduced to Proxmate which handles all the proxy information on their side, the add-on handles it all for you which should help. 😀

via ProxMate

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Torrents Spread Via Facebook

02/04/2009 Leave a comment

Making the rounds (and getting back into the P2P vibe!) popular Swedish tracker/indexer The Pirate Bay is conquering the social networking site Facebook with a feature to allow users to share their favorite torrents 😀

They have also added a new feature to their site which allows sharing torrents through the social networking giant.

As of yet, no kicking and screaming from the entertainment industries, expect whinging galore as soon as they do.

The decision regarding the Pirate Bay’s trial will be due April 17th. I personally am expecting a win for the Pirate Bay after watching the ‘live’ reports on TorrentFreak (cheers Ernesto!).

The trial has been been on for may days and even though the technology is completely legal and NO commercial exploitation has taken place by the Pirate Bays founders (or it’s users 🙂 ) the only revenue generated by advertising went into server running costs.

I note that the recording industry did it’s OWN calculations WITHOUT independent or objective data.  I find it incredibly hard to believe that any court in the land could accept this data at face value without it’s own verification. Quite frankly it is a sad day when a group with the political clout the entertainment industries can present it’s data as fact without any sort of independent verification at all. Checks and balances?

I am still sad to say there are still organisations that still stand against P2P for various reasons (legality/piracy connotations/bandwidth) without even considering the benefits such as ease of use or availability. There is little doubt, that P2P is the way forward.

Pirate Bay Torrents Spread Via Facebook | TorrentFreak.

Happy Holidays: 2008

27/12/2008 Leave a comment

2008 has been a good year all round – we’ve had Firefox 3.0 released with 3.1 just around the corner, new Ubuntu Linux releases, Maemo reaching Maemo 5.0 AKA Fremantle for the Nokia Internet platform.

We’ve also had GPLv3 released from the Free Software Foundation, Professor Lawrence Lessigs book released for free for download under the Creative Commons licensing scheme and Thunderbird 3.0 is looking to make an appearance in the new year after nearly 2 years of active development since version 2.0 was released back in the April of 2006.

That’s all for now, but I’ll leave you all with a Happy Holidays and hope for a prosperous 2009 for Open Source, P2P and FL/OSS in general!

Enjoy! 🙂

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Web-Based Torrent Solutions & Services: FileShareFreak

07/09/2008 Leave a comment

Definitely a list worth keeping in the Delicious bookmarks these days. It’s a list of web-based BitTorrent downloaders with the old favourite BitLet in there as well.

[via FileShareFreak]

Web-Based Torrent Solutions & Services | THE source for BitTorrent & P2P Tips, Tricks and Info. | FileShareFreak.

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Quote of the Day: George Orwell

30/08/2008 Leave a comment

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever. George Orwell, 1984 (via riotrepublic)

Avalanche – If you want a picture of the future, imagine a…

Because it seems so apt, in the current climate….

Piracy is NOT Theft: It’s Piracy

28/08/2008 3 comments

For those that don’t get the message I found this fancy graphic to help you.  😉 (via @TorrentFreak)

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The ISP’s Capitulate: Sign Anti P2P Agreement

27/08/2008 1 comment

[Editorial note: I did start writing this post a while ago but got sidetracked into other projects and have just finished writing it now]

Thinking about this move is infuriating. Writing about, another thing entirely. First they started sending letters out in 2002, then in 2003 they started suing everyone, in 2004 it was all about BitTorrent and flimsy (both technically and legally speaking) “evidence”, 2005 they started attacking the sites themselves. 2006 and they had already started pissing and moaning again. 2007 and widely accepted practice that works for not just one entertainment medium but another for all other types and possibly the saving grace of data transmission sees other content providers using it. 2008…the shit hits the fan and the nanny state strikes again.

In a move which has seen them lambasted by their very own press for the nanny-state style attitude for treating its citizens like “a Headmaster would treat a schoolboy”, and after saying they would not become the Internet police (which considering it’s founding ideals, would never happen) AKA the gatekeepers of information exchange, 6 British ISP’s have folded to corporate pressure and Government interference (read: legislation) and have signed an anti-P2P agreement with the recording industry.

What serves as further antagonism is the RIAA’s new wish list in the form of ACTA – the Anti-Piracy Trade Agreement – already, they have been pursing their agenda at the G8 summit and now not content with making sure our own ISP’s are now becoming our gatekeepers, they’re now pushing for a virtual police state – the very antithesis of what the Internet was designed for: the free flow of ideas and information.

Is it not enough to live in a nanny state but we now have to live in a virtual police state as well?