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NBN Co hires music anti-piracy chief

The National Broadband Network Company today confirmed it had hired Sabiene Heindl, one of the most high-profile executives working for the music industry's Australian anti-piracy taskforce, Music Industry Piracy Investigations (MIPI).

June 20, 2011 by

Inside the pirate's code: hidden treasure

Digital piracy for some isn't a crime: it's an art. Since the '80s, highly experienced groups of tech heads have been painstakingly copying legitimate content and distributing it among a close network of like-minded people. But, unlike what most people think, they don't want the general public to get their hands on it, and they hate sites like The Pirate Bay. For them, this is serious business, and one they don't want to share.

February 3, 2011 by

Legit Mininova gives no traffic relief

Mininova's decision to remove links to copyright-protected media last week is being hailed as a victory by Dutch anti-piracy group Stichting Brein. However, it's unlikely to make much difference to network traffic and could prove a boon for independent producers.

December 3, 2009

P2P legislation is smart next step in piracy education

One of the things that has always bothered me about the Recording Industry Association of America and its file-sharing lawsuits is that, for many of those people, their biggest crime is being uninformed.I can't tell you many of my own friends and extended family members - educated, law-abiding citizens - who had no idea that they were sharing music illegally.

October 2, 2009 by

Comcast undecided on network management scheme

Despite the fact that it's testing a system to cut back bandwidth for heavy (P2P) users during peak traffic time, Comcast says it hasn't decided on any network management techniques as yet, IDG reports. The FCC issued an order this week requiring Comcast to stop network management that discriminates against certain protocols, like BitTorrent.

August 21, 2008 by

P4P: faster, smarter P2P

The P4P working group demo'd higher P2P download speeds with 1/6th the inter-metro hops that soak up expensive, long-distance network bandwidth. P4P is designed to enable better ISP and P2P coexistence with a win/win solution: better performance for users and less network overhead for the ISP.

March 16, 2008 by

Verizon fixes P2P problem - on its network at least

Verizon has been experimenting with a new technology called P4P, which localizes P2P file transfers, as many media are reporting today. Essentially, rather than randomly pulling pieces of a file from around the world, Verizon is communicating the locations of their users, so local sources are preferred over distant ones.

March 14, 2008 by

Banning P2P for RIAA or bandwidth savings?

Last week, ars technica reported that Ohio University banned peer-to-peer file sharing, removing file sharers from the network until they contact the university's help desk.  Ohio University maintains that bandwidth concerns drove the decision:"Left unchecked, P2P applications can consume all available network bandwidth," said Ohio University CIO Brice Bible.

May 1, 2007 by

No open source pressure in Viacom-Google case

Viacom claims Google's YouTube is profiting from piracy, but YouTube is not monetizing the traffic in question. Viacom is, but its costs for hosting are not inconsiderable, its distribution capacity is limited, and the failure to create a network of online resellers is, over the long run, untenable.

March 13, 2007 by

Legal P2P opens for business

iMesh relaunches Tuesday as the first formerly unregulated peer-to-peer network to turn itself into a paid music service. iMesh reopens with 'label approved' P2P

October 24, 2005 by

How to detect 'greynets'

Applications like IM, web conferencing and P2P, deployed by the end user and elusive at the network level are described by FaceTime as 'greynets'. Learn how to enable the good ones and block the bad.

June 3, 2005 by

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