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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent – 04/08/19

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘Glass’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’. ‘Bumblebee’ completes the top three. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2IlN6dE

Web video, P2P drive increase in global film and TV piracy

The research also found that visits to P2P sites accounted for 70% of global activity for both web video and P2P platforms. This behaviour led to an average of 800 million global monthly downloads from P2P sites in 2017. In addition, P2P activity in the most prominent high-piracy countries, which include Russia, India, Brazil, the Netherlands and the US, is either constant or increasing. The research also revealed that web video sites source a significant proportion (28%) of their high-quality video content from P2P sites. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2vN05gr

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

BitTorrent comes to Apple TV through a live news app

OnAir Live Developers has released OTT News, an app for Apple TV (Android and iOS too) that uses BitTorrent Live’s peer-to-peer streaming to cover the US election both in real-time and through pre-recorded clips. It’s not as lavishly produced as the coverage from big TV networks, but that’s part of the point — the technology lets a small outfit stream to your devices without expensive servers and bandwidth. It opens the door to live living room video from more than just the usual suspects. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

RIAA Asks BitTorrent Inc. to Block Infringing Content

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In a letter dated July 30, 2015 sent from Brad Buckles, Executive Vice President of Anti-Piracy, the RIAA asks BitTorrent Inc.’s CEO to live up to his company’s claims of being a musicians’ champion. It begins with a subtle but serious reference to the company’s Distributed Hash Table. […] referencing BitTorrent’s DHT – the system which allows torrents to be shared even when external BitTorrent trackers go down – the RIAA says that a sample of 500 audio torrents extracted from the database showed that 82.4% were “highly likely” to be protected by copyright. – Andy, TorrentFreak

BitTorrent Inventor Granted P2P Live Streaming Patent

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This week Bram Cohen’s patent for the live streaming patent was awarded (pdf). According to BitTorrent’s inventor, who still works at the company, his technology can shape the future of live broadcasts. Two years ago BitTorrent Inc. first demoed the technology in a web-based player, but this project was later discontinued. The company is now working on a new release that will come in the form of a mobile application. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

Popcorn Time for iOS passes 1 million downloads on non-jailbroken devices

Because sideloading apps onto iOS was not achievable without jailbreaking your device, until now, the Popcorn Time group is ecstatic at having reached this milestone. It shows that iOS users are not just very interested in a Popcorn Time app for iOS, but they are eager to try an alternative to jailbreaking in order to get apps that Apple doesn’t approve of. – Emil Protalinski, VentureBeat

Netflix Needs BitTorrent Expert to Implement P2P Streaming

Netflix’s data use is quite costly for the company and also results in network congestion and stream buffering at times. However, thanks to P2P-powered streaming these problems may soon be a thing of the past. In a job posting late April, Netflix says it is looking to expand its team with the addition of a Senior Software Engineer. While that’s nothing new, the description reveals information on the company’s P2P-streaming plans. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/1JAoNCb
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