A News.com report points out something maybe we dont want to think about – the financial future of the companies who provide file-sharing clients.
Phosphor 1.2 has been released. This is the first non-beta release. Phosphor’s architecture is similar to opennap and napigator, but gets rid of the many limitations inherent in napster. Features include: Works on all systems with Java (e.g.
File-sharing programs that use fancy technology like fasttrack which powers morpheus/kaZaA/grokster, is good you have to admit,but what about open-nap?mabye it is slow but will it ever be prone to the riaa? mabye not because people that run the servers are’nt working for a company they’
From a Newsbytes report: “Responding to complaints that the service has become a haven for child pornographers, operators of Music City, a leading alternative to Napster, said they are unable to stop the trading of illegal photos and videos.
Bearshare 2.3.0 was released today. This one is the best release of Bearshare to date. Their are tons of new features too many to list.
New XoloX version released. Changes in v1.12 Duplicate packets on Gnutella connections are measured. Connections are dropped when they reach more then 100 dups in 30 sec. Downloadhosts with local IP numbers are pushed immediately. (older versions tried to reach them directly first).
This little friend of yours and mine pops up and talks to you from your computer speakers! You have to see it to believe it, so download and check it out: http://www.zeropaid.
A couple of readers have wrote in about the record industry’s twin ventures into online music, PressPlay and MusicNet. One user writes, “The official record industry music download services have annouced they are ready for business.
More and more File Sharing companies are following Audiogalaxy, my favorite mp3 downloading service until now, just announced Napster’s example and attempting to charge for downloading services.
Wanafile is an older application that has 30,361 registered users. It was available back in Napster’s day but was pulled back due to some copyright problems.
Spyware I feel is one of the worst threats of privacy on the computer world. Using popular programs such as Kazaa can give Spyware companies a heads-up on what your looking at. Is there a way to combat this? Yes, of course there is. Try Lavasoft’s Adaware.
Check out Gnucleus (yeah, we finally added it) and all its new features: “We continue to make Gnucleus a simpler program to use and at the same time more powerful for advanced gnutella users. 1.4 has been under development for some time now and it’s finally ready for public release.
SonicBlue announces the release of two new MP3/CD players which will complement the original Rio Volt SP100. These new Rio Volts, the $179 SP250 and the $99 SP90, will bookend the SP100 in both price and features. Details here.
This isn’t file-sharing news, but affects all of us on a much more profound level. Read Yahoo’s coverage of the events here. In light of this tragedy, our differences seem so inconsequential. I don’t really know what to say here, this has all been so shocking.
If you have been playing around with ripping CD tracks into the mp3Pro format, today RCA released a plug-in for Winamp that allows you to now listen to those tunes on that player. The article includes a link to download the plug-in.
Just wanted to let all you Zeropaid Members what we’ve added two new features to the site. First, you must be logged in to get the full effect as usual. If you’re not a Member, click here. Next you’ll notice when you click on linked Members, you can post a comment to that user.
ZDNet News report says that “A California woman has filed a lawsuit against an independent record label for embedding technology in CDs that blocks people from listening to songs on a computer.
A bunch of people wrote in regarding this Wired.com report about a new bill in front of congress. “Music and record industry lobbyists are quietly readying an all-out assault on Congress this fall in hopes of dramatically rewriting copyright laws. With the help of Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.
A Brad King orignal Wired.com report says that Napster “has set aside $4 million to pay the Association of Independent Music (AIM), an organization representing indie music labels in England, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Socks2HTTP is an agent converting SOCKS v.5 requests into HTTP requests and tunneling them through HTTP proxy. SOCKS allows programs to traverse firewalls on any port number and is used by many popular programs, like Napster, MSN Messenger, CRT(telnet client) and many others.