File-Sharing Gets Harder to Squash

The Darknet is upon us.

As governments and organizations adopt more tools to combat illegal file-sharing, those who engage and perpetuate such activity are changing tactics.  There’s been a strong uptick in the use of uncensored, decentralized and anonymous networks.

There’s Tribler, a BitTorrent client that doesn’t need a torrent site to work.  Then there’s RetroShare, which allows people to create encrypted, private file-sharing networks.  Read more about both at Gizmodo.

Meanwhile, The Pirate Bay continues to give the middle finger to anyone who opposes their way of life, regardless of the crackdowns, blockages, fines and jail sentences.  Supporters are even writing songs to rally the troops.

Man, this is getting weird.

And if you haven’t seen Dan Bull’s Anti-SOPA rap

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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