Bit Torrent and MPAA agreement

Boing Boing has the details of a joint press conference between formerly arch enemies Bit Torrent and the Motion Picture Association of America.

Sounds fairly sensible, and I like the direction for the future they talk about of having “movie files be protected against piracy and sold via online payment system to users of its P2P application”.

The presentation at today’s digital cities conference from Sweden talked about how those at high end broadband can now download a 4.7GB in 50 seconds. By comparison it would take 18 days on dialup! That’s what I want – the ability to pay for a movie or TV show and 50 seconds later have it ready to play at home.

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