Hollywood looks to BitTorrent for distribution: ZDNet Australia: News: Communications

Hollywood looks to BitTorrent for distribution: ZDNet Australia: News: Communications: «Hollywood is anxious to embrace BitTorrent as a method of movie distribution, according to the father of the Internet, Dr Vinton Cerf.

Cerf, who wrote the original TCP/IP protocol and is currently chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), told a roundtable on Internet governance in Sydney this week he had recently discussed peer to peer file-sharing program BitTorrent with at least two interested movie producers.

‘I know personally for a fact that various members of the movie industry are really getting interested in how to use the Internet–even BitTorrent–as a distributed method for distributing content,’ Cerf said. ‘I’ve spoken with several movie producers in the last month.’ «