How Torrents Penalize Leechers

While Seeders are opening up their torrents across the web, there are plenty of Leechers slowing down speeds for many peer-2-peer (P2P) networks and communities. Knowing the differences between and seed and a leech, and how clients penalize a leech, might dissuade you from becoming one. What’s a Seed / Seeder and what is a…

A History of Illegal Digital Music File Sharing

The sharing of downloadable music files has had a potted history littered with technological advances, law suits, and drama. For those who were using the Internet around 1999 and 2000 you will be familiar with Napster which was the first giant of illegal music file sharing, and was the catalyst for many of the legitimate…

Spanish Judge Reaffirms P2P STILL Legal

Court system continues to defy copyright holders, ruling once again that noncommercial file-sharing in the country is legal, and also that links to infringing material is as well. For some time now Spanish judges have consistently ruled in favor of file-sharers, finding over and over that noncommercial P2P – file-sharing without motivation of profit – is legal in that country. As far back as 2006, Spanish judges have ruled that since the there is “no talk of money or any other compensation beyond the sharing of material available among various users” that “no offense meriting penal sanction has been committed.” Raul N.