Last summer (2013) BitTorrent announced an undertaking to host and promote creative endeavors on the Internet. I expressed interest, and this December was invited to partake in an alpha version of the result, BitTorrent Bundles. Green Comet is among the very first to show its face in a BitTorrent Bundle.
BitTorrent is a company, and a technology, dedicated to improving the speed and efficiency of Internet traffic. It distributes the load amongst the people transferring the data, rather than limiting it to a two-way transaction between one server and each user.
In their words
BitTorrent Inc. is an Internet technology company based in San Francisco. We design distributed technologies that scale efficiently, keep intelligence at the edge, and keep creators and consumers in control of their content and data. More than 170 million people use our products every month. Our protocols move as much as 40% of the world’s Internet traffic on a daily basis.
Our mission is to build a better Internet. To work with people, industries and nations to create better ways to move information. Better ways for creators to make money. New ways for fans to engage, on their terms. Ways to sustain the stuff we share. The Internet promised us this much. And we promise to make good on it.
BitTorrent Bundles is an attempt to make that efficiency and ubiquity available to creative people who want to get their work out there.
In their words
Welcome to the first media store by the people, for the people. BitTorrent Bundles is where you can access a world of content, direct from artists. Browse titles from some of our favorite creators. Unlock music and film exclusives. Play what you want. Pay what you want. This site is powered by you. Happy downloading, friends.
BitTorrent respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office web site at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, BitTorrent will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged copyright infringement that are reported to BitTorrent’s Designated Copyright Agent.
If we remove or disable access to your content for infringing someone else’s copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, please go to the Copyright Counter-notification page to access the instructions regarding filing a DMCA counter-notice. (So far, I haven’t found this page. rjb)
Green Comet is on BitTorrent Bundles. We all know it’s not infringing anyone’s copyright, but that hasn’t stopped people from wielding the DMCA take-down club in the past. You know, I kind of hope someone does.-)
Go check it out. Try a download for fun.