Archive for the 'file sharing' Category

Freenet 0.5 News: Build 5110 soon to be released

I have heard it said several times over the last few years that Freenet 0.5, known as Freenet Classic Opennet, is dead. This is untrue. As a matter of fact, freenet 0.5 is once again being developed.  I have started learning Java programming specifically so that I can contribute a much needed new update of […]

What Wikileaks Should Have Done

As most of you are probably aware the ultimate whistleblower site, wikileaks, has once again been in the news quite a bit because it has published thousands of documents, messages and so on that have proven to be a major source of embarrassment to not only the US government but to several other governments around […]

Piracy Not The Big Hairy Problem It’s Been Made Out To Be (DUH!)

If I were to tell you that the sale of home security systems is causing an increase in break ins and home invasions you would think I was out of my mind wouldn’t you? Well, those that have been screaming bloody murder over various forms of piracy, music, movies and lately, E-Books, are essentially trying […]

What Is Freenet Classic OpenNet?

I’ve talked about Freenet here occasionally and while I think it’s easy enough to understand I still get occasional questions about just exactly what it is.  That, combined with the recent fork of Freenet Classic OpenNet from the original Freenet 0.5 project has prompted me to create this video that gives a basic overview of […]

In France, Disagreeing Can Get You fired

Not long ago a new law was proposed in France known as “Hadopi”.  It’s one of those “three strikes and you’re out” deals where after the third time being caught sharing copyrighted material online, the person involved gets their internet connection yanked permanently. Evidently this is turning the French government into wholesale liquidators of freedom […]