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P2P gets pumped with $$$

Posted by eric on September 29, 2005

BitTorrent gets US$8.75 million in VC money
They’re trying to make BT a more common way of distributing legal content. Like paid content. It could work, I guess. You pay for access to a torrent on a closed tracker, get your stuff. There are plenty of closed trackers that work. The article questions whether people would want to let their upstream bandwidth when you’re already paying for something. A valid point, but many people have more upstream than they know what to do with. But with BT, once a torrent was cooking, you’d probably be maximizing your bandwidth pretty well.
Of course, there’s still the issue of what happens to the content after you grab it, but that’s no different than any other distribution method.

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