Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th May 2012 13:10 UTC
Internet & Networking "The Russian based 'Pirate Pay' startup is promising the entertainment industry a pirate-free future. With help from Microsoft, the developers have built a system that claims to track and shut down the distribution of copyrighted works on BitTorrent. Their first project, carried out in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures, successfully stopped tens of thousands of downloads." Each of which, naturally, ran out to buy the film in question right away, recouping the costs for hiring the firm. None of these people, naturally, simply tried again a few hours later. Primo plan, guys.
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Expandable business model
by anda_skoa on Sun 13th May 2012 14:06 UTC
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If selling download interruption doesn't work out or doesn't bring enough revenue they can easily expand in selling "protection" against such things "incidentally" happening with a company's bittorrent based update services.

"We learned that you are planning to roll out an update to your cash cow game next week, requiring all users to install it before they can continue playing. Would be really unfortunate if their downloads would be continuously interrupted for days on, wouldn't it?"

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