I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates.

Broadband usage growing, and growing

Nearly three-quarters of Web surfers in the United States have broadband Internet connections at home, up from just 57 percent

“Avast ye scurvy file sharers!”: Interview with Swedish Pirate Party leader Rickard Falkvinge

MP3s for the people? The Pirate Party (official site), a new Swedish political party first publicized in January, wants to

Microsoft enters the robotics market

Releases preview version of software for building robot apps Microsoft Corp. today released the preview version of a software toolkit

Researchers Working on Camera-Blocking Technology

Recently at the Georgia Institute of Technology, researchers completed a prototype device that locates digital cameras in a certain area

China film piracy ‘costs $2.7bn’

Piracy in China cost the film industry $2.7bn (£1.5bn) in 2005, according to a study by a major global movie

Pirate Party Here I come

The Pirate Bay affair has apparently cast a new and rare light on the notion of participation in this country’s

P2P Music Swapping Put on Hiatus in South Korea

Korean record companies got a major boost a few days ago when the association of P2P service providers decided to

Music business needs to be more image conscious

Cleaning out the loft I came across an armful of vinyl LPs; had they been CDs, of course, they’d have

MP3 Player Ban for Young(Canadian) Drivers?

The Canadian Automobile Association says iPods, cell phones and the like are dangerous for your health. So it wants younger

Big Content Eyes P2P, May Destroy Internet As Result

There is little doubt that P2P will play a huge role in our non-stop-content consuming future. According to market research

U.S. Joins Industry in Piracy War

The U.S. government has joined forces with the entertainment industry to stop the freewheeling global bazaar in pirated movies and

Survival of Human Race Depends on Space, Stephen Hawking Warns

The world-renowned scientist commented today that in order for the human race to survive it must be able to "…find

“iPod City” on 34 Bucks a Month

Apple seems to be facing sweatshop allegations as reports by the Mail detail worker conditions at it’s sprawling Longhua plant

A Euro E-Tax?

The Europeans, for all their egalitarian and common sense ways of doing things, the recent mention of a so-called “E-tax,”by

The RIAA is Wrong Says Former RIAA Head

Former head of the RIAA, Hillary Rosen, says she regrets the RIAA’s decision to sue individual downloaders, noting that it

Internet piracy lowers demand for black-market products, says Stanford professor

In news that will likely disappoint litigation attorneys, new research suggests that it may be unwise for producers of digital

Sony Exec: Music Industry Is Losing The Battle Against Piracy

A Sony executive in charge of the company’s technology strategy believes that the music industry is not making headway against

Microsoft Booed Over Backwards Compatibility

Having numerous advantages over other consoles, one of the most important being the backwards compatibility, Xbox 360 has all the

“US government behind Pirate Bay raid”

The American film and music industry rejoiced over the raid by the Swedish police on The Pirate Bay. But reports

Throttling Torrent Speeds

An often overlooked aspect of BitTorrent downloading is the magic of "throttling," whereby you periodically adjust the settings of the