Creator of worlds largest torrent client signs anti-piracy deal with MPAA

A recent negotiation between theMotion Picture Association of America(MPAA) and Xunlei – creator of the worlds most popular torrent client, with over 140 million users – has led to a significant deal in China aimed at fighting online piracy. The new deal will see Xunleis parent company, Chinas Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies, actively protecting the … Continue reading “Creator of worlds largest torrent client signs anti-piracy deal with MPAA”

A recent negotiation between theMotion Picture Association of America(MPAA) and Xunlei – creator of the worlds most popular torrent client, with over 140 million users – has led to a significant deal in China aimed at fighting online piracy.

The new deal will see Xunleis parent company, Chinas Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies, actively protecting the MPAAs content against piracy. A new content recognition system will ensure that all creative work owned by the associations members is fully licensed on its Xunlei Kankan video-on-demand service. Kankans video content is available both on the web and via Xunleis desktop client.

According toVariety, part of the terms agreed by the MPAA and Xunlei will see the latter teaching Chinese school students about legal access to content, and the consequences of infringing material.

The MPAA says that the deal is aimed at preventing mass infringement of content via Xunleis services. MPAA senior executive vice president Steven Fabrizio said in a statement: With the largest number of Internet users in the world, the Chinese market offers tremendous potential for content creators to make their works available online to hundreds of millions of consumers.

Fabrizio added: The online video sector in China is moving purposefully toward an environment that will help sustain a viable, long-term online video business, ensure the creative work of rights holders is sufficiently protected, and provide audiences with a quality, legitimate viewing experience.

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China blocks all torrents

For the past week all torrent trackers have been blocked in Kunming China shutting down all torrent activity. I dont know if they have been blocked throughout all of China. I live in China so I know that this is true. Does anyone else have any information about the recent Chinese shutdown?

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How to Download Torrents Faster

Increase Download Speed of a BitTorrent Client

Increase Download Speed of a BitTorrent Client

Use the Correct BitTorrent Port to Increase the Speed of Torrent Traffic

Its common for sometorrentusers to experience slow download speeds, and there are a number of factors that could contribute to that. However, one possibly overlooked reason has to do with theportsthat the P2P traffic is operating on.

Since a particular BitTorrent port has to be open on both therouterand thefirewallto facilitate both incoming and outgoing traffic, users who have both of these might not be using the correct settings to get the most out of their downloads.

The issue is having a firewall thats blocking incoming BitTorrent connections that are needed to share the files. Given the load balancing and swarming nature of BitTorrent, clients unable to take incoming requests for uploads will usually be allowed lessbandwidthfor downloads.

Atorrent clientsets up a network resource called a port that allows other BitTorrent clients to connect to it. Each port possesses a unique number called theTCP port number. The client normally associates the 6881 port.

However, if this port is busy for some reason, it will instead try successively higher ports (6882, 6883 and so on, up to 6999). In order for outside BitTorrent clients to reach the client, they have to be able to traverse your network through the port that the client is using.

Whether or not this is possible is determined by both the router and the firewall since both can be set to open and block ports.

For instance, if port 6883 is what the client is assigned to use for uploading data, but the firewall and/or router is blocking that port, traffic cant move through it in order to share torrent data.

Mostfirewall programslet you choose which ports can be open and closed.

Similarly, you can set upport forwardingon a router so that it will accept the traffic through the designated port and then forward those requests to the computer thats running the torrent client.

For BitTorrent, many home users set up port forwarding on the TCP range 6881-6889. These ports must be directed to the computer running the BitTorrent client. If more than one computer on the network might run BitTorrent, a different range such as 6890-6899 or 6990-6999 can be used for each. Remember that BitTorrent uses ports in the 6881-6999 range only.

The router, firewall software and torrent client all have to agree on the port thats used for BitTorrent traffic. This means that even if the router and client software are configured to use the same port, the firewall could still be blocking it and preventing traffic.

Some ISPs throttle or even completely block P2P traffic. If your ISP does this, you might consider using an online torrent client likePut.ioso that the traffic is seen as regular HTTP traffic, and not BitTorrent. Another way around this is to access the internet through aVPN servicethat supports P2P traffic.

Your physical or wireless connection might be the problem. If youre downloading torrents from a wireless computer, consider using a wired connection or sitting in a room just next to the wireless router to mitigate any signal degradation.

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