BitTorrent Goes Hollywood

Once the choice of movie pirates, BitTorrent will now help Warner Bros. sell its films and TV shows

If you can't beat 'em, get 'em to the negotiating table. That's the sentiment behind the latest deal between movie studio Warner Brothers and BitTorrent, one of the most widely used file-sharing clients. With the number of people sharing files illegally over the Internet still growing, movie studios and record labels are looking to convert scofflaws into paying customers. File-sharing companies, meanwhile, have no choice but to cooperate, given a Supreme Court decision last year that left them open to crippling lawsuits if they fail to change their ways.

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