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BitTorrent reaches movie detente

Fighting piracy on the high seas

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) and popular file-sharing service BitTorrent have reached a deal to fight piracy.

The file-sharing service will remove links from its search engine that point to pirated movies.

It's a positive move, said JupiterResearch analyst David Card. The MPAA's participation shows a proactive approach to not being "Napstered", or hurt by file-sharing in the way music labels were. Speaking to Red Herring, Card complimented the movie industry for "getting its act together a little quicker than the music industry".

The company has raised $8.75m (£5.1m) in financing to turn BitTorrent technology and its website into a commercial download service.


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