Another Torrent Thing

Broadcast Machine is another system that combines torrent features with the possibility of creating your own ‘channel’, which I think is another way of saying syndicated feed. I haven’t looked into it (mainly because these systems will never be allowed to run on a university network due to their potential for abuse – aka downloading of pirated content) but I assume that participatory culture dot org maintains some infrastructure/systems that facilitates all this.

We have already arrived at viable online delivery of HD content, if you’re happy to wait. Now is the time for the format/system wars, or what the venture capitalists would recognise as market share.

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  • […] The second problem is that MIPI has no way of knowing who downloaded the file. Sure, if the ISP co-operated, logs could show that somebody with a specific IP address at a specific point in time downloaded a specific file but the log has no way of identifying the actual person that initiated the download. […]