BitTorrent Live Secured with Patent ApplicationAdded: Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Industries Of Records, Gaming, Software, Movies
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BitTorrent Live was recently made available for public use, expected to change the very essence of live streaming. In order to secure its future, Bram Cohen, an American computer programmer, has filed a patent application. He said that he was going to shape the future of live broadcasts and to work with broadcasters to do so.
The patent application filed in March reads that BitTorrent Live is unique, in terms of both structure and technology. Actually, doing live streaming well online has been a problem for a while, because P2P live-streaming has always suffered from high latency – in other words, there’s typically a long delay between the real action and time when end users see it. But BitTorrent Live allows to stream to millions of users with just a few seconds of latency, which makes it new, and unique, and world-changing technology.
Cohen assured the community that the patent wasn’t going to restrict people’s access to the new protocol, so BitTorrent Live will be free to use for both end users and publishers. He is also sure that BT Live will have a positive effect on home entertainment, because he believes that TV will soon adopt the worldwide web into its infrastructure as well and all video streaming will be done through the web. Indeed, it is a better technology for doing this, as on a technical level the cable approach is much more expensive and can only reach subscribers, while the Internet can reach anyone.
Thus far, the one thing cable was doing better is live broadcasting, but with the appearance of BitTorrent Live it might appear more practical to move broadcasting to the Internet. Despite the fact that BitTorrent protocol is still believed by many as a technology used exclusively to violate copyright, Bram Cohen is trying to show it as a reliable and legal business.
There are some reasons why BitTorrent will succeed where other file-sharing services failed (remember the fate of Napster and LimeWire?), and why a number of huge corporations like Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia rely on P2P.
In response, the entertainment industry explained its plans to collect evidence on unauthorized file-sharing committed through BitTorrent networks. The MPAA will monitor BitTorrent users by making a list of movies and TV shows and giving it to a tracking company to search for the respective files on torrent portals.
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