Is it not time that Apple, Microsoft, MPAA and the RIAA acknowledge that BitTorrent is good when applied legally, and incorporate BitTorrent into applications such as iTunes, Windows Media Player etc. The only way we are gonna keep the train moving forward with a rocket engine driving the new media growth in videocast, and podcasting is to give some relief to those in the trenches creating this content by incorporating BitTorrent into there applications to reduce cost as the audience grows.
The inking of several deals to distribute movies legally has taken place. Thus the industry needs to pony up to the bar and get aboard the content delivery train and make sure that as new media replaces old that you are wisely positioned to have helped continue to broker that content delivery.
It makes me irritated though that the folks who have created Juice and other applications did not step up and go the extra distance to make BitTorrent transfers in those applications seamless so that the user did not have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. [CNET]
TorrentSpy a torrent search engine who is in takedown war with the MPAA is not laying down, they are fighting back and I think they have a pretty good chance of getting the case dismissed. TorrentSpy is nothing more than a Torrent Search engine. They don’t create torrents they only track them. If you read the motion you will understand that they have some legal precedence on this one and are likening themselves to Google.
The recent Supreme Court decision handed down on Grokster may end up being their deciding factor depending on how the judge interperts the higher court ruling. The MPAA has been getting sites taken down with their broad interpertation of that same ruling. We shall see where this leads but it is a good battle. [Neowin]
I am going to be straight up, if this latest hack gets rolling their is going to be hell to pay. Imagine that your machine gets hacked and a crafty hacker installs a hidden rootkit. (Oh yeah doesn’t Sony have like a 1/2 million possible computers with a hidden rootkit installed). Lets just take it a step further not only has your machine been hacked but they load BitTorrent on it and start moving movies, audio files you name it they use your machine as seeder.
Think it can’t be done, well sadly it has and the threat is very real. Imagine then being sued by those rats over at the RIAA or the thugs at the MPAA for a crime that was committed by someone that had hacked your machine.
Almost makes you want to pull the Ethernet cable when your not at the computer doesn’t it [www.vitalsecurity.org]