Cohen on DRM and 'Usability Problems'
Also addresses job rumors...
There were rumors
last week that Bram Cohen, creator of Bit Torrent, was being replaced as the company tries to woo movie and film executives into supporting their coming on-line video store. Cohen insists he's going nowhere
and gives Wired News some info on the upcoming store. A polite, political quote on DRM:
"We're rolling out with some content DRM'd, using Windows DRM, at the insistence of our content partners. We're very concerned about the usability problems DRM introduces, and are educating our content partners about the lost commercial opportunity."
This "legitimization push"
has included embedding Bit Torrent in consumer-grade routers
and pushing the idea of cached content to ISPs
in order to prevent Bit Torrent traffic throttling.