Arrests, shutdowns of established file-sharing sites like Megaupload and legislation such as S.O.P.A. have driven users to seek a new breed of file-sharing destination. File-sharers are looking for security and privacy and they may have found it with newer solutions such as RetroShare and Tribler.
Naturally, since governments the world over are actively pursuing shutting down file-sharing in a variety of ways, anonymity and a lack of censorship are highly prized. TorrentFreak has more on why these and other options are gaining in popularity:
IN YOUR FACE!
Megaupload/Megavideo was shut down by the Federal Government last week! It was sad. Also—coincidentally, or not—right around the time SOPA and PIPA, the anti-piracy legislation meant to prevent sites like Megaupload from ever doing business, died their own lame legislative deaths.
A week later, the Recording Industry Association of America has issued a press release basically dancing over the grave of the cloud-upload site.
Beg Borrow and Steal
Finally, the poor, defrauded victims of copyright infringement will be able to make some of their lost money back.
Unfortunately for musicians, many of whom are literally poor, the record companies are going to get the lions share.
One week into a federal grand jury trial, Michael Gorton, LimeWire’s founder, agreed to pay the Recording Read More