- World News
The never-ending war between copyright holders and online pirates just entered a new phase. However, this time hackers are armed with the ultimate weapon that may grant them victory.
The new software called “Tribler” is the new weapon in the battle for Internet liberty and does not need a website to track users sharing torrent files.
According to The Raw Story, it is a “peer-to-peer network protocol that enables computers to share files with thousands of others.”
For many this could be the solution movie and music pirates have been waiting for. Essentially it leaves no accountability for website owners.
This couldn’t have come at a better time since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has launched a second attack in an attempt to censor the Internet.
The bills SOPA and PIPA embattled access to websites worldwide that provided bootleg materials and pirated products like movies and music but both were shelved back in January.
Now the bills have taken a new form according to Reid, and will soon be pushed as cybersecurity legislation.
While lawmakers are dreaming of a censored web, many believe Tribler will be a true nightmare for them.