BitTorrent Crackdown: Battling the Hydra
Posted by: Rob Hof on May 26, 2005
It’s hard to blame the movie studios for wanting to shut down those BitTorrent sites that let people download pirated movies. And in this case, they succeeded. But I can’t help but think that for every network they shut down, many more will sprout up. And with the folks behind BitTorrent releasing a search engine for these torrents, they’re going to get easier to find. Can’t the entertainment industry find a way to harness this technology rather than trying in vain to to hack it to pieces? Ideas?