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New BitTorrent search from Bram Cohen

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 24 May 2005 20:19 User comments (2)

New BitTorrent search from Bram Cohen Bram Cohen first created BitTorrent years ago and since then, its popularity has grown much faster than anyone would have ever expected. It has caused headaches in Hollywood because it makes distributing very large files to multiple computers all over the world much faster so it is one of the most popular ways for people to download and share the latest movies. However, even with all this attention surrounding BitTorrent, Bram Cohen is not a very rich man.
His new company, named BitTorrent, has already one thing in store for BT users; a BitTorrent search engine. It will scour the net looking for torrent files and will not filter out the copyrighted material that you would expect to show up in some searches. It will be supported financially by advertising. "We're trying to make it a less haphazard revenue stream," said Cohen

Unlike P2P networks, BitTorrent really has no search function, mainly because it is not P2P network at all. Instead it relies on torrent sites/trackers which can easily be setup by BT users which an assist in sharing files. However, some search engines do already exist, such as Bitoogle but Cohen has said that the new BitTorrent search engine will be better than Bitoogle.

While the search engine will not filter out pirated material, Cohen has said that like other search engines, he will comply with federal copyright law and remove any links that copyright holders point to as leading to infringing material. However, you have to remember that this search engine wont find copyrighted files; it will just find .torrent files.


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2 user comments

125.5.2005 8:37

simply put: This guy is the don.

227.5.2005 3:44

Hmmm, is already very good, and it includes backup trakers when files go down, why doesn't he just work with them to make a better service, I am sure they would make the best site by working together!

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