MPAA/BitTorrent Follow-Up: Cohen Sells Glickman A Lemon

November 23rd, 2005 | researchmaterial

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. BitTorrent must remove Web links leading to illegal content owned by the seven studios that are members of the Motion Picture Association of America.

“BitTorrent Inc. discourages the use of its technology for distributing films without a license to do so,” Cohen said in the statement. “As such, we are pleased to work with the film industry to remove unauthorized content from bittorrent.com’s search engine.”

(This would be because bittorrent.com’s search engine is shite and no-one uses it, surely?)


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