Microsoft Backs Pirate Pay – The death of Bit Torrent?

“The Russian based ‘Pirate Pay’ startup is promising the entertainment industry a pirate-free future. With help from Microsoft, the developers have built a system that claims to track and shut down the distribution of copyrighted works on BitTorrent. Their first project, carried out in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures, successfully stopped tens of thousands of downloads. Hollywood, software giants and the major music labels see BitTorrent as one of the largest threats to their business. Billions in revenue are lost each year, they claim. But not for long if the Russian based startup ‘Pirate Pay’ has its way. The company has developed a technology which allows them to attack existing BitTorrent swarms, making it impossible for people to share files.”

Aah if only these people would stop fucking around and make something similar to Steam for Movies and Tv shows.



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7 comments on “Microsoft Backs Pirate Pay – The death of Bit Torrent?”

  1. damo

    Just another pointless exercise that will take the pirates about 5 minutes to circumvent.

  2. Up_All_Night

    Are they even legally allowed to do this?

    Even if the material isn’t legally being transferred online, surely companies can’t just go online and disrupt network traffic they disapprove of.

  3. ACEwoK

    anything’s legal in Russia….

  4. Ruze

    Will this have any effect on private trackers?

  5. Thyrd

    Aren’t services like iTunes and Zune pretty much Steam for movies, music and TV Shows?

  6. L

    I would not expect this to bother private trackers. Pirate Bay – definitely.

  7. L

    With one major difference being that Steam has pretty reasonable price points due to the distribution savings.

    iTunes charges $49 for a TV season downloaded when you could buy it on physical media for $25.

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