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corey3rd

and why would those millions of users that have been using BitTorrent to get free movies want to pay for the service now? How many of the millions of folks that used Napster decided it was worth paying to visit the site?

gir

As I understand BitTorrent, they achieve high bandwidth availability by having the content fed by many clients - the same clients that downloaded the content earlier (starting from a seed).

So, this will only work well if there are lots and lots of paying customers. Non-paying BitTorrent users don't help, because none of them have to pay content.

Will they hit critical mass and make this work? I ain't holdin' my breath.

type-cast

"How many of the millions of folks that used Napster decided it was worth paying to visit the site?"

Hopefully, none. I'm still holding a grudge over what the RIAA did to Napster, and suing their customers. Most of my music now comes from non-RIAA sources or downloads. They are never going to get my money again until they abandon this foolish anti-p2p crusade.

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