BitTorrent Founder Stars in Hollywood’s Next Act

“Hollywood studios announced an agreement with Bram Cohen, the creator of the popular BitTorrent file-swapping technology, that will keep him from helping users find pirated copies of movies online. Cohen had launched a service on his Web site last May that searched the Internet for file downloads that use his BitTorrent technology. While many of these are legal files, such as open-source software packages, inevitably the search engine also found feature films.”

“In an event held at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, Cohen and executives from the Motion Picture Association of America said they were united in thwarting piracy.”

John Borland. Hollywood, BitTorrent Creator Strike Deal. Nov. 22, 2005.

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11/23/2005 at 08:15

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