Published on 09-03-2013 08:46 AM
It is common knowledge that torrents are used for downloading pirate movies, music, games and much more. Despite this BitTorrent wants to make the world aware that they are not involved in any of the above.
Their vice president Matt Mason wrote a blog post last week stating that their open-source, peer to peer technology is used to share content, but they do not endorse any form of piracy whatsoever.
"We don't host infringing content. We don't point to it. It's literally impossible to 'illegally download something on BitTorrent,'" Mason wrote. "To pirate stuff, you need more than a protocol. You need search, a pirate content site, and a content manager. We offer none of those things. If you're using BitTorrent for piracy, you're doing it wrong."