The series finale of Lost has earned the perhaps-not-so enviable honor of being the most torrented file of all time. Torrent Freak reports that the final episode of ABC’s hit drama was downloaded over 1 million times in under 1 day, with over 100,000 people seeding a single file. Buzz about how the series ended, combined with the overseas fans who could not bear to wait the 48 – 72 hours for the show to air, are credited with creating the torrent of torrents. Congratulations Lost. Take a bow? More →
In an uncharacteristically rational move, on the surface at least, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has decided that it will stop suing individuals caught downloading pirated music and will instead focus solely on asking the pirates ISP to either serve warning or kill their internet connections. This tactic is by no means new and is in fact standard practice in many countries across the world where, you guessed it, it makes little to no difference in levels of music piracy. But hey, at least the RIAA has finally realized that its spending $100,000 to sue a struggling single-mom diner waitress for $25,000 after catching her downloading a few pirated CDs is plain stupid, especially when there isn’t a hope in the world that it’ll ever collect a penny from her.