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Articles tagged with: file sharing

Dropbox Moving To A Bigger Office

Dropbox is an application which allows users to share and sync files, data, videos and lots of stuff with other dropbox users sing your computer, phones and other devices. The company is growing very fast and now they are about to hire hundreds of people.

Dropbox company had decided to move their current office which is only 11,000 sq. ft. to a new office situated in San Francisco Market Street across the town to 185 Berry Street in China Basin which is around 85,000 sq. ft.. This is just down the street from AT&T park. The movement is planned next year.

iTwin Allows Unlimited Wireless Remote Access!

The iTwin is a remarkable device, looking more like a double-sided USB key. In actuality the iTwin allows for wireless and secure file sharing between two computers. Once the iTwin has been separated and inserted into two different online computers anywhere in the world!

The remote sharing is perfectly secure since it doesn’t require the user to set a password but it automatically generates a long random string as a password to ensure secure sharing.

RIAA Vs. Limewire, It’s Payback Time

The popular peer-2-peer file sharing service, Limewire, was shut down last year. Now, a court battle continues arguing how much money the service owes to record labels that first sued in 2006. The judge overlooking the case has already made two rulings this week that “strongly favors” the record labels.

The most recent order will allow the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) to get paid twice for more than one hundred songs. The labels have already received small settlements from individual downloaders but with the new ruling, they can get more damages from Limewire for the same music. In 2003, the RIAA sued tens of thousands of individuals who used Limewire to download music. Of course these weren’t your moderate downloaders, these were people who were…

Music Piracy: Not a Big Deal?

Just released statistics from research group NPD show that less than 10% of Americans get their music from peer-to-peer downloading. This number is down from 16% in 2007, according to their Music Acquisition Monitor survey. This number seems relatively small considering the proliferation of fear in the music production industry, and the money spent on anti-piracy campaigns.

A reason for this drop is the court-ordered shutdown of LimeWire last October. According to NPD, in 2010, 56% of Americans using P2P music services used LimeWire, however this dropped to 32% in the months before they shut down.