BitTorrent goes straight in effort to end association with piracy

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From The Guardian:

BitTorrent, the brand that enables much of the world’s illegal downloading, is trying to go straight with a legitimate service for digital music.

The company, which is made up of the software brands BitTorrent and µTorrent, has been working to be seen as a non-illegal content provider. As part of that effort, it has teamed with musicians to release special content bundles, and has now unveiled a new suite of tools at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

BitTorrent Live, which is currently in beta testing, will use the company’s peer-to-peer network to create a reliable live streaming tool while search tool BitTorrent Surf will now prioritize legitimate content sources.

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