The assault on Torrent Sites is ramping up!

Is it just me or does it seem that almost every other day we are seeing significant attacks on BitTorrent tracker sites? The music and movie industry are desperate to put the Genie back in the bottle.

Just because these industries do not know how to compete in the new high speed media distribution age, they are resorting to going after the Torrent tracker sites.

Just like a good horror flick, the second they cut of the head of one site another 3 pop up. This legal battle to kill torrent tracker sites is one they will not be able to win.

Part of the issue is media distribution rules. Imagine being in a country outside of the United States, and having to wait a year for a television series that is being talked about today on the net.  Media distribution delay rules are fueling the desire for people to download media now versus waiting.

We live in a world where everyone is connected and synchronized to the same stream of information, thus people want access to content now not a year later. Iceland Torrent Site Takedown


About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.

One thought on “The assault on Torrent Sites is ramping up!

  1. These companies are terribly confused. They launch sites like to make it look like they are branching into new media, and then they kill the torrent sites. Personally, I think the copyright excuse for blocking website like hulu is exactly that, an excuse. It’s non-net-neutrality at its best.

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