11.27.2005

I don't get it


Hollywood, BitTorrent reach agreement

In a deal aimed at reducing illegal Internet traffic in pirated films, Hollywood reached an agreement Tuesday with the creator of the popular file-sharing software BitTorrent.

The agreement requires 30-year-old software designer Bram Cohen to prevent his Web site, bittorrent.com, from locating pirated versions of popular movies, effectively frustrating people who search for illegal copies of films.
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The agreement with Cohen would not prevent determined Internet users from finding movies or other materials using tools or Web sites other than Cohen's, but it removes one of the most convenient methods people have used.
Ok, this is good because it shows that bittorrent users aren't all bad, but who the hell uses bittorrent.com to find torrents? I have a couple of hundred gigabytes of files I have snatched through bittorrent (they're 90% legal) and I've never been to that site.

People aren't going to be "effectively frustrated" and it won't take any special determination to still find torrents, there are thousands of trackers out there, probably all better than bittorrent.com.



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