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My friend Steve O'Hear alerted me to a post on the Last100 blog (part of the excellent Read/Write Web network) written by Guinevere Orvis, an interactive producer with the CBC -- that's Canada's national broadcaster, for any of my non-Canadian readers -- about how the network came to distribute one of its shows using the…

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The outrage continues over Comcast's jamming of BitTorrent and other traffic on its cable network in the U.S. The company has tried to clarify its position by saying that it doesn't block BitTorrent traffic, it merely "delays" it (and apparently some other traffic as well). As James Robertson and Cynthia Brumfield have pointed out, part…

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Far be it from me to question the motivations of Bram Cohen, the genius behind the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol, who has finally launched (NYT link) the long-awaited (or at least, much discussed) movie download service that BitTorrent has been working on with the major Hollywood studios. It's possible that he entered into the deal under…

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(cross-posted from my Globe and Mail blog) Given the kind of publicity that Bram Cohen and BitTorrent have recently gotten by announcing deals with Warner Brothers and other movie studios and content owners, it's worth noting that a Toronto-based company got there long before BitTorrent -- at least in terms of the technology, if not…

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Like most press releases, the one about the deal between the Hollywood movie studios and BitTorrent is full of bombast and hype about this historic arrangement and how it will stop piracy, etc. etc. Hosannas and high-fives all round. Like the earlier announcement about BitTorrent's deal with Warner Brothers, however, there is a lot left…

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