Files synced between devices
BitTorrent has announced plans to offer a new service that utilizes peer-to-peer technology to synchronize personal files between multiple devices. The project, which is still in its pre-Alpha testing stage, aims to directly synchronize content without relying on cloud caching, accordingto details posted by GigaOM.
Future of legislation remains unclear
France appears to have temporarily suspended its "three strikes" laws for illegal downloading, after an associated contractor, Trident Media Guard, was accused of using unprotected servers to store IP addresses of alleged copyright violators. The French blog Reflets.info allegedly spotted the problem last week, when a writer discovered a TMG server that included the company's executables, scripts, and lists of IP addresses presumably connected to peer-to-peer file sharers.
Qtrax signs Universal deal
Peer-to-peer music service Qtrax may be more than three months late, but new reports have the company finally signing a deal with Universal Music Group. Back in January, the new company announced it would work with the four major labels to bring users free music, with ads as the sole source of revenue. The labels, comprised of EMI, Sony BMG, Universal and Warner, promptly denied the claims.