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Comcast, BitTorrent bury the hatchet

After months of sparring, the companies say they've found common ground--and maybe even a way to make both ISPs and file sharers happy.

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After months of sparring, the companies say they've found common ground--and maybe even a way to make both ISPs and file sharers happy.

MPAA to broadband providers: Pull the plug on pirates

Internet providers should identify customers running afoul of copyright law out of their own self-interest, the Motion Picture Association of America suggests.
(Posted in News Blog by Declan McCullagh)
March 28, 2008 3:22 AM PDT

BitTorrent president: Comcast agreement is a 'win'

Detente is a good thing for anyone who develops bandwidth-intensive applications, BitTorrent's Ashwin Navin says.
(Posted in News Blog by Anne Broache)
March 27, 2008 4:08 PM PDT

The controversy over Internet digital downloads is far from over. CNET News.com reporter Greg Sandoval tells podcast host Charles Cooper why.
March 27, 2008 1:03 PM PDT

After TorrentSpy closure, what's next for MPAA?

Unlike TorrentSpy, which crumpled under the legal costs of fighting copyright battle before getting to trial, IsoHunt is determined to have its day in court.
(Posted in News Blog by Greg Sandoval)
March 27, 2008 12:46 PM PDT

Comcast's Joe Waz on the BitTorrent detente

Q&A News.com talks with the Comcast VP about who will be affected and whether bandwidth and downloading limits are coming.
(Posted in News Blog by Declan McCullagh)
March 27, 2008 10:32 AM PDT

Comcast and BitTorrent agree to 'collaborate'

Cable operator agrees to manage traffic without bias against P2P file sharing, but Net neutrality backers say firm rules are still needed.
(Posted in News Blog by Anne Broache)
March 27, 2008 8:57 AM PDT

TorrentSpy shuts down

BitTorrent blames "hostile" privacy and copyright laws in U.S. for leading it to shutter the popular search engine.
(Posted in News Blog by Greg Sandoval)
March 27, 2008 8:49 AM PDT

Happily ever after for Comcast and BitTorrent?

There's no fairy-tale ending just yet to the spat over P2P traffic. But the companies are trying to work out their differences.
(Posted in News Blog by Jonathan Skillings)
March 27, 2008 7:17 AM PDT

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BitTorrent to Comcast: Let's be friends

Q&A BitTorrent's CEO tells News.com that Comcast would have more success managing its network if the two companies worked together.
(Posted in News Blog by Marguerite Reardon)
March 20, 2008, 12:00 PM PDT

Cable chief: Let us 'experiment' with our networks

Trade group head says engineers need freedom to manage file-sharing traffic--and combat piracy--without regulators getting in the way.
(Posted in News Blog by Anne Broache)
March 20, 2008 9:18 AM PDT

roundup With its handling of file-sharing traffic under scrutiny, the ISP and its foes answer to the FCC on broadband practices.
March 4, 2008, 11:32 AM PST
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