Saturday, February 24th 2007

BitTorrent Entertainment Network starts on coming Monday

According to sources close to Heise News the inventor of the famous BitTorrent protocol will open an internet shop with close to 5000 movies, tv-series and games. You can buy your favorite one and will be able to download it immediately using the BitTorrent protocol. As you can see in their Press Releases they have teamed up with film studios like 20th Century Fox, MTV Networks, Paramount and Warner Bros., so interesting content shouldn't be the problem.

[Update]
At the very moment the website BitTorrent is down. All you get is a small message window which reads: "BitTorrent will return in a few hours as an entirely new entertainment experience."

[Update]Source: Heise
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13 Comments on BitTorrent Entertainment Network starts on coming Monday

#1
zekrahminator
McLovin
I sure hope they use that name :roll:.
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ROFL. Im sure he will make a nice proft. Depending on how much it cost, I myself might get a game or two from there.
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#3
Benpi
I wonder what kind of DRM will be included.
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#4
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
i wonder if it will suck.
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#5
mullered07
dont they already do all those and more on bittorrent for free ? :p

jokes aside, this could be a good thing just for bit torrent speeds, nothing better than dl a linux distro at 700kB/s on torrent, its a great technology and we are yet to see the best of it.
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#6
regan1985
i bet its fast but if they have the rights to movies and music its never going to be cheap, not as cheap as others like usenext which dont have the right but do have the quality
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#7
Firedomain
is it just me or does it look like this is going to skyrocket illegal torrents.
as ppl will pay for the normal ones then conveniently have them on there computer & upload them to other torrents supplying the file to millions.
personaly i can see a boost in illegal torrents very soon.
especially the ones that are being sold.

or just call me paranoid. either way!
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#8
Ben Clarke
Yay!!! Finally I can declare to the public I use Bittorrent!!!!! (let me know if i'm overdoing it...)
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#9
chame
Why to pay if you can find them for free?
In most countries of europe is not illegal to download movies if you dont make PROFIT selling them.
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#10
mullered07
by: chame
Why to pay if you can find them for free?
In most countries of europe is not illegal to download movies if you dont make PROFIT selling them.
i think youll find it is illegal if you dont own them wether you make profit from them or not :wtf:
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#11
spectre440
by: Easy Rhino
i wonder if it will suck.
you mean like all the other pay-to-download-stuff "services"? :laugh:
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#12
chame
by: mullered07
i think youll find it is illegal if you dont own them wether you make profit from them or not :wtf:
I dont think so, in Spain the law is very explicit about it, it is LEGAL to download, copy and distribute only if you dont get money for that :). I can provide you the articles that allow p2p and sharing to everybody.
I know that several countries in Europe have the same rules, for example France.
But RIAA equivalent groups want the law to be changed, and they push people to think p2p is illegal by advertisements in the cinema, you know the ones that say that you will go hell and prison... they forget to mention in those ads that you can only go prison or pay if you earn money with the transaction.
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#13
XooM
Hopefully they do this right. Hopefully, they will credit users who seed back files, either in cash or download points or some similar system, providing incentive to seed. Additionally, BitTorrent tech allows them to distribute files dirt cheap, since it takes very little of their bandwidth. As such, this has the potential to kick ass; lets hope so.
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