Ira Goldklang:

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Wed Feb 9 19:28:53 2005

On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Antonio Carlini wrote:

> Speaking of which, what about using bittorrent as a distribution
> medium. Offer torrent links instead? Then the mirror sites can
> all join in automagically.

Technically, there's no problem of course. The only "real" problem
is that technically-speaking, a lot of the files being distributed
are copyrighted, and not by "us". We know in our heart of hearts
what we're doing is (rarely) wrong, but then there's black-letter

And BitTorrent is the current darling of the DRM set. Personally,
that only *encourages* me to use it, but for actually-copyrighted
material you'd be handing out free "bust me! make me a media sound
bite for the enemies of freedom!" business cards.

We're little monkeys in the trees, and there's jaguars down on the
ground. No one said it's fair.
Received on Wed Feb 09 2005 - 19:28:53 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:37:36 BST