After nearly 9 years of seeding The Pirate Bay’s oldest working torrent is still very much alive. Interestingly, the torrent is not a Hollywood classic nor is it an evergreen music album. The honor goes to a pirated copy of “Revolution OS”, a documentary covering the history of Linux, GNU and the free software movement.
A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. Share/Save
Kim Dotcom has announced plans for Mega, a service to replace his shut down file-sharing website Megaupload. Share/Save
Universal anonymity of virtual currency is both its advantage and disadvantage, attracting allegations of fraud and criminality. Share/Save
NEW YORK (AP) – Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.com went down for several hours on Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service. A Twitter feed that claimed to be affiliated with the “Anonymous” hacker group said Share/Save
At present several non-profit US bodies oversee the net’s technical specifications and domain name system. They operate at arms-length from the US government but officially under the remit of its Department of Commerce.
Several leading UK internet service providers have refused to sign a code of conduct designed to guarantee “full and open access” to the net.
“I can’t believe the system would uphold a six-figure damages amount for downloading 30 songs on a file-sharing system that everybody used,” Tenenbaum said.
The foundering Web pioneer reportedly wants the social-networking giant to license 10 to 20 patents related to advertising and Web page personalization.
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s bail application appeal has been rejected in New Zealand. The High Court in Auckland said it agreed with an earlier ruling that Mr Dotcom – a German national – might try to flee the country.