BitTorrent says it wants musicians to embrace its platform and share their music with the masses
The lobbying group that represents the music industry replies to that: Try harder
The Recording Industry Association of America has fired the most recent shot in the long war over digital piracy, calling out BitTorrent executives for trying to whitewash its role in disseminating illegal copies of copyrighted music.
Recently, BitTorrent has sought to strike a friendlier tone recently, positioning the company’s software as a tool that can be used by artists. BitTorrent is one of the few remaining popular peer-to-peer software services, having outlasted others that have succumbed to legal challenges. When you download a BitTorrent app, it gives you a file that lets you download a large file — like a movie or song — from other users, called "seeders," who are online and also have that file. Read more…
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