FrostWire “Iced Torrent” 4.18.6 Released

The new FrostWire 4.18.6 (code named “Iced Torrent”) is out.

New Features include:

Easier Tab Navigation (Toggling)

Right click on a tab and you’ll have the option to hide or show any of the FrostWire tabs right there.

Improved .torrent metadata file sharing

Automatic .torrent sharing has been reimplemented to correctly share .torrent files you use, thus enabling more torrent metadata file content on the gnutella network as FrostWire 4.18.6 and further versions is adopted by the community.

.torrent files have now been included as a search type

Being a BitTorrent client it was unnatural not having a .torrent file search.
The more the community uses FrostWire for BitTorrent, the more search results will be available under this search type.

Other important updates for this first release of 2010 include bugfixes on Theme Handling, the Console Tab dissapearing, a lot of code cleanup, 2 reported crashes fixed and a slightly smaller installer compared to the previous version.

Next releases will improve BitTorrent support and antivirus integration for windows users.

Download FrostWire, it’s absolutely free and open sourced.

About FrostWire

“FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the Gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java, and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular Gnutella client from which it was originally born. Released under the GNU General Public License, FrostWire is free software.”

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Download FrostWire Safely

You can download FrostWire for free safely from the official mirrors:
BrotherSoft.net, Download.com and SourceForge.net

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FrostClick celebrates it’s first million free legal downloads with Free Music Compilation

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We’ve put together a compilation album with the hit songs of each one of the artists promoted on FrostWire and FrostClick to add up to the first million downloads.

All the music in this compilation available for free or under creative commons by these 21 wonderful artists. Their music has been distributed through the BitTorrent and Gnutella networks with FrostWire. Continue reading

Manifesto in Defense of Fundamental Rights on the Internet

Javier “Barrapunto” Candeira writes:

“Last Monday the Spanish Government sent the parliament the latest draft for the Ley de Economia Sostenible (Sustainable Economy Act), which contained riders modifying the current laws on copyright and interactive services. These amendments give the Spanish Ministy of Culture the administrative power to take down websites (or order ISPs to block those hosted overseas), all without a court order and in the name of ‘safeguarding Intellectual Property Laws against Internet Piracy’. For this reason some of us have written a manifesto that is being published today all over Spanish weblogs and media.

A group of journalists, bloggers, professionals and creators want to express their firm opposition to the inclusion in a Draft Law of some changes to Spanish laws restricting the freedoms of expression, information and access to culture on the Internet. They also declare that:

1 .- Copyright should not be placed above citizens’ fundamental rights to privacy, security, presumption of innocence, effective judicial protection and freedom of expression.

2 .- Suspension of fundamental rights is and must remain an exclusive competence of judges. This blueprint, contrary to the provisions of Article 20.5 of the Spanish Constitution, places in the hands of the executive the power to keep Spanish citizens from accessing certain websites.

3 .- The proposed laws would create legal uncertainty across Spanish IT companies, damaging one of the few areas of development and future of our economy, hindering the creation of startups, introducing barriers to competition and slowing down its international projection.

4 .- The proposed laws threaten creativity and hinder cultural development. The Internet and new technologies have democratized the creation and publication of all types of content, which no longer depends on an old small industry but on multiple and different sources.

5 .- Authors, like all workers, are entitled to live out of their creative ideas, business models and activities linked to their creations. Trying to hold an obsolete industry with legislative changes is neither fair nor realistic. If their business model was based on controlling copies of any creation and this is not possible any more on the Internet, they should look for a new business model.

6 .- We believe that cultural industries need modern, effective, credible and affordable alternatives to survive. They also need to adapt to new social practices.

7 .- The Internet should be free and not have any interference from groups that seek to perpetuate obsolete business models and stop the free flow of human knowledge.

8 .- We ask the Government to guarantee net neutrality in Spain, as it will act as a framework in which a sustainable economy may develop.

9 .- We propose a real reform of intellectual property rights in order to ensure a society of knowledge, promote the public domain and limit abuses from copyright organizations.

10 .- In a democracy, laws and their amendments should only be adopted after a timely public debate and consultation with all involved parties. Legislative changes affecting fundamental rights can only be made in a Constitutional law.

Note: This manifesto is the work of several authors, and the property of everyone. Copy it, publish it, pass it on as you will.

DownloadRoute.com also certifies FrostWire as 100% CLEAN

FrostWire received 100% CLEAN award on DownloadRoute.com

From George Zubor Senior Editor at DownloadRoute.com:

Hello!

We would like to inform you that FrostWire has successfully passed antivirus and antispyware tests and were so impressed that we decided to give you our 100% CLEAN award! We use for scanning now four of the best antivirus engines available on the market.

You must know that we’ve created the brand new and absolutely real reports. (Other sites usually offers only fake awards.) You may check your security reports on this URL: http://www.downloadroute.com/FrostWire-FrostWire-LLC/antivirus_report.html

We also remind you that FrostWire has been certified 100% clean by Softpedia

Pretty Cool, Keep those reports coming!

FrostWire shares over 1/2 million free legal downloads via BitTorrent

At the end of November 2008 the FrostWire and FrostClick team set out on a mission to find talented unsigned and indie artists and labels that were willing to share their music under a Creative Commons license or for some form of free distribution agreement.

We’re proud to announce that today March, 31st 2008, we’ve been able to share over 500,000 copies of free music and video. The amount of data shared so far is well over 47 Terabytes, at absolutely no cost to the content creators. Another plus of this content being shared over FrostWire is that all this content now has thousands of seeds in Gnutella as well, where it’s now available to millions of Gnutella users.

  Name Type Completed Downloads
512,056
1 ESPSIX “Collection of House Music” Music 67,190
2 Back ELement, A Major Minority Music 60,553
3 Ray Sytes, Guyanese Pride Music 49,672
4 Farkus, Thought you should know Music 41,184
5 Cartel, Tha Throwback Music 38,944
6 Matt Pond, The Freeep Music 38,447
7 Sean Fournier, Oh My Music 35,374
8 Brad Sucks, Out of It Music 34,758
9 Mike Falzone, Fun With Honesty Music 32,256
10 Audra Hardt, Superficial Superstar Music 30,447
11 K Sparks and DJ Pajozo, Definition Music 25,754
12 Tiara Wiles, This is Tiara Music 19,724
13 Big Buck Bunny High Definition Short Film/3D Animation 19,088
14 Sagaboy, Evolution Music 13,670
15 Georgia Wonder, Hello Stranger Music 4,995 (*)

If you are an artist or content creator willing to share some of your work for free so that others experiment and get to know your work you should take a look at the requirements to be promoted on FrostClick and FrostWire.

(*) Georgia Wonder’s Torrent file was hosted and tracked by The Pirate Bay, therefore we don’t have the number of completed downloads.
We know it was a very popular torrent the week of the promotion because it was among the top 20 seeded music torrents.
This torrent also was also published to the Mininova tracker where it shows another 9,232 completed downloads as of March 31st, 2009.

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Sean Fournier signs licensing agreement with MTV Networks

Sean Fournier mentions on his blog that he has signed a licensing agreement with MTV Networks (MTV, VH1, etc.)

We wonder if FrostWire had anything to do along the chain of events that lead to this, he mentions the VH1 person who contacted him had gotten his hands on the free album thanks to a friend from MTV. (who could at some point gotten referred through a friend of a friend that downloaded it with FrostWire? who knows)

Whatever the case, we feel very happy for Sean Fournier and we thank him for sharing his awesome music with the world.

Download Sean’s Fournier Album for free

About Sean Fournier
Sean Fournier is the first artist to ever be featured on the FrostWire welcome screen by the FrostClick team.

Sean Fournier is an American-born musician, more commonly known for his free album Oh My. This lyrically-driven singer/songwriter’s style stretches across many genres including folk, acoustic, and pop.