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YouTube competitor DLive joins BitTorrent

DLive will migrate to the TRON blockchain, and use BitTorrent’s decentralized file-sharing system, BTFS, for storage. In addition, BitTorrent will merge its own streaming platform, BLive, with DLive. – Robert Stevens, Decrypt Media » https://ift.tt/37vNbou

BitTorrent Is Shutting Down Its Live TV Streaming Service (EXCLUSIVE)

Closing down Live also puts an end to one of BitTorrent inventor’s Bram Cohen’s most ambitious projects since the release of the original file sharing client. Cohen began working on BitTorrent Live some nine years ago, spending years on perfecting an underlying P2P architecture that allowed live video streaming without costly content delivery infrastructure, and with minimal latency. – Janko Roettgers, Variety http://ift.tt/2qkRAot

The Pirate Bay won’t be blocked on its home turf

Numerous countries order their internet service providers block The Pirate Bay, but its home country of Sweden won’t be one of them… at least, for now. A Stockholm court has ruled that Sweden can’t make ISPs block the piracy site, since those companies aren’t responsible for what their customers do. The networks aren’t participating in any crimes, according to the ruling — they’re just the delivery medium. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

Google blocks Kickass Torrents in Chrome and Firefox due to ‘harmful programs’

photo: Kickass Torrents, VentureBeat

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users visiting popular torrent site Kickass Torrents (KAT) are seeing a malware warning today. Whether you’re going to http://kat.cr or https://kat.cr, you’ll get a message cautioning you to go no further. […] Indeed, the KAT team has told TorrentFreak that “the bad advertiser has been removed.” I have contacted Google about such issues in the past, only to be told the company doesn’t comment on individual sites. This problem will be resolved by itself, but it may take a few hours (or even days, given that it’s a Friday) to happen. – Emil Protalinski, VentureBeat

Legal Streaming Is Growing Faster than Torrenting Around the World

For years, torrenting was the one of the few ways to easily and affordably get desirable content online, but no longer. Netflix has already overtaken BitTorrent in the US; as of last year, torrenting made up just five percent of all network traffic. Netflix took up more than 30 percent. The pattern appears to be repeating itself in Europe and Asia. – Jordan Pearson, MOTHERBOARD

First Netflix 4K Content Leaks to Torrent Sites

photo: TorrentFreak

Pirates have found a way to circumvent the 4K copy protection on Netflix, resulting in the first ultra high-definition leak. A copy of the first episode of Breaking Bad worth nearly 18 gigabytes is currently being traded on various torrent sites and more leaks are expected to appear in the future. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak
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