ZeroNet, a serverless P2P network that uses Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent technology, may be the first real, usable prototype of a decentralized web.
BitTorrent users can download files directly from other users, without needing a central server. The BitTorrent technology for distributed file storage and peer-to-peer transfers, one of the biggest developments in Internet technology since the Web itself, opens the way to a distributed, fully decentralized Internet.
BitTorrent Inc, the parent company of the popular file-sharing client uTorrent, serves more than 200 million advertisements per day through its software.
But despite the dazzling numbers, overall revenue is relatively modest as the ad rates are far from premium. utorrent-logo-newIn an effort to increase its revenues BitTorrent Inc. added advertising to its uTorrent and Mainline clients three years ago. While users can dive into the advanced settings and remove all ads, most don’t seem to be bothered b
Last Friday’s ruling by the Stockholm District Court that a local ISP cannot be forced to block The Pirate Bay will not mark the end of the matter. The copyright holders behind the legal action say that they are surprised by the decision and will definitely be taking their case to appeal.
In a landmark decision, a Swedish court on Friday ruled that the country’s internet service providers cannot be forced to block controversial Swedish file-sharing site Pirate Bay.