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  • Does the invitation system used by private BitTorrent sites still work?

    [photopress:vuzesplash.jpg,full,center] Does the current invitation system used by so-called private BitTorrent sites need to be changed? TorrentFreak, a source of inspiration to nearly everyone on staff here, thinks out loud about this very subject in a recent column. At first, these private sites were largely under the radar of the average after school pirate. A small, trustworthy user base was… Read More

  • BitLet Web BitTorrent client streams music as it downloads

    [photopress:bitlet.jpg,full,center] Music pirates have a new tool to put artists in the poor house. The Web site BitLet.org lets users upload torrent files that contain MP3 or OGG files, which begin streaming right after. So if you’re browsing the many popular trackers out there like Pirate Bay or Mininova, you can preview all the songs included in the torrent. The Web site is essentially an… Read More

  • The Pirate Bay cancels its OiNK replacement, BOiNK, suggests you find other trackers

    The Pirate Bay cancels its OiNK replacement, BOiNK, suggests you find other trackers

    First OiNK died, then came the replacements. Now one of those is gone, never having gotten of the ground. BOiNK, the Pirate Bay’s planned all-music BitTorrent tracker, has been cancelled. It seems TPB’s powers that be figured that there were enough OiNK replacements out there, so there was no real reason for yet another one. This leaves Waffles.fm and What.cd?, the former, I feel, will… Read More