Gears of War 2 leaked, all over BitTorrent, Usenet

Wow, Gears of War 2 has now leaked and can be found all over the place. I just checked Usenet, and it’s there waiting for you. It’s also on private and public torrent sites if you feel lik

Can we trust the authorities to use deep packet inspection appropriately?

Gotta have an ominous-looking photo to accompany stories like this Do you remember how, earlier in the year, New York’s attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, set his sights on ISPs that provided Usene

Fallout 3 leaked: On top BitTorrent sites, Usenet

Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 has leaked onto the Internet, and it’s available on all the big BitTorrent sites, Usenet, etc. You’ll needed a modded console to play it, obviously. The 6.52GB f

The news of Usenet's death has been greatly exaggerated

Sascha at PCMag writes a charming little piece on the death of Usenet as a method of discourse and its eventual rebirth as a repository for porn, spam, and pirated warez. He recalls the days of &#8220

More NY ISPs agree to cut off Usenet access in response to pressure from attorney general

Two more Internet Service Providers have agreed to cut off access to Usenet as a result of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s crusade to eliminate child pornography once and for all. AT&am

ISP reaction could spell death of Usenet

Is this the beginning of the end for Usenet as we know it? Wouldn’t surprise me. It broke last week that New York’s attorney general had targeted Usenet because of the existence of child p

New York, ISPs target child porn found on Usenet

Usenet is in the news today, but not for something as trivial as downloading music or movies or anything, but for efforts against child pornography. New York’s attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, sa

How quickly will you shoot past Time Warner's 40GB bandwidth cap?

How quickly would you reach Time Warner’s 40GB data cap? I’d be finished in like a week. No lie. By now you’re probably well aware of Time Warner’s scheme to charge you by the

Productivity, piracy and you: Or, how much sense does this make?

Before I write this gem of a post, let me attempt to absolve myself of all legal responsibility: I’m merely doing what I was told to do. That should hold up in court, no? My second charge this f

Look out, Newzbin: MPAA targets Usenet indexing site

Usenet appears to be the MPAA’s next target. Not good. The MPAA has told Newzbin, a popular Usenet indexing service and creator of the NZB file format, that it’s hosting copyright-infringi

Help Key: How to download off Usenet like a champ

[photopress:usenethow.jpg,full,center] If and when the **AA have Usenet shut down after the piece appears, feel free to blame Biggs. He’s making me write it. I occasionally mention Usenet when t

Nicholas' guide to giving gifts this holiday season

The one and only, PVD. Don’t worry, the pic is relevent. What’s the most exciting part about the holidays? There aren’t any, unless you’re 7-years-old and get oodles of present

RIAA now targeting Usenet: The party's over?

The RIAA has now set its sights on Usenet, that decentralized network of discussion groups, some of which happen to host copyrighted material. The cartel filed suit against, a Usenet ac