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Irish ISP Blocks The Pirate Bay...Or Did They
2012-10-25 10:03:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online UPC, an Irish Internet Service Provider (or ISP) is having some trouble explaining itself this week. Torrent hungry UPC users began noticing a block on peer to peer sharing site The Pirate Bay on Monday. Instead of the site they were used to seeing, users saw a notice from UPC which read “The Pirate Bay has been blocked. The website you are trying to reach is currently unavailable. Further to a request from IRMA, the Irish...

Megaupload Is Back As Mega
2012-10-19 09:13:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As it turns out, you can´t keep an eccentric Austrian-turned-Kiwi millionaire down. Though he´s facing the full force of the FBI and entertainment industries for operating Megaupload, a file sharing service, Kim Schmitz (who later had his name changed to Kim Dotcom) is planning to get back into the business. Mr. Dotcom has obviously found a few spare minutes in between handling his legal affairs, heading in and out...

Pirate Bay Soars To The Cloud
2012-10-18 04:34:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Pirate Bay has moved its servers into the cloud in an effort to thwart authorities targeting BitTorrent sites. The widely used, file-sharing website said it will begin hosting its infrastructure through multiple cloud-hosting providers in multiple countries, a move that will save money while simultaneously making it more difficult for law-enforcement agencies to take the site offline. "All attempts to attack [us] from now...

New Zealand Prime Minister Apologizes For Unlawful Treatment Of Megaupload Founder
2012-09-27 13:34:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online January´s raid on Kim Schmitz´s (aka Kim Dotcom) elaborate New Zealand mansion has been largely discussed and debated, both online and in court.  Dotcom is the founder of Megaupload, a large file sharing network which has since been shut down as American authorities unrelenting pursuit of the site founder aims to bring him to US soil and the justice they feel he deserves. Dotcom had claimed the raid was far too...

2012-09-21 23:00:57

Nomadesk is excited to announce that the company´s success and growth have landed them a spot in Deloitte´s Fast50. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Nomadesk, the leading developer of business-class file sharing software, is proud to announce its nomination as one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the Benelux. Deloitte´s Central Europe Technology Fast 50 program is part of a global effort to identify the fastest growing technology companies all over...

Internet Piracy Warning System to Launch This Year
2012-09-13 13:13:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online U.S. Internet service providers are moving forward with a controversial “six strikes” anti-piracy program, and will launch the plan by the end of the year, ArsTechnica reported on Wednesday. The program, known as the Copyright Alert System, came together last year, when the newly formed Center for Copyright Information (CCI) partnered with major U.S. Internet service providers and members of the recording and...

Pirate Bay Will No Longer Show Up In Google Search
2012-09-11 14:55:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Google is abandoning ship when it comes to The Pirate Bay's domain names, blacklisting and censoring the file sharing site from the popular search engine. The blacklist prevents keywords from appearing in Google's Instant and Autocomplete search services that relate to the file sharing site. The Recording Industry Association of America has been working to get Google and other search engines to block out results that could...

BitTorrent Users Logged Within 3 Hours: Report
2012-09-05 09:44:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online BitTorrent users who download copyrighted content are likely to have their IP-addresses logged by anti-piracy monitoring firms within three hours, according to a new report by a team of computer scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK. The researchers said they were “surprised” at the scale of the monitoring. BitTorrent is a method of obtaining files by downloading from many users simultaneously. The protocol...

2012-08-26 08:22:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Massachusetts federal court upheld a $675,000 fine against Joel Tenenbaum, who was charged in 2007 for illegally downloading and distributing 31 songs. The fine, which was assessed by a jury in 2009, was appealed by Tenenbaum, who asked for a retrial shortly afterward. The federal judge turned down that appeal, stating the damages set by the 2009 jury were fair. U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel said the jurors had...

2012-08-09 23:01:21

CX.com´s 10 GB free storage offering is the biggest addition yet to Otixo´s roster. The addition of Otixo support to CX.com brings WebDAV and a long list of cloud storage attachments to the company. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 Cloud service aggregator, Otixo.com, has added full support for CX.com to its featured providers. This move adds an additional 10 GB of highly secure free storage to Otixo´s roster of featured providers and adds WebDAV support and cloud-based...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'