The recording industry thinks that BitTorrent is the modern-day villain of music piracy

In a heated letter, a former BitTorrent employee would like to kindly disagree

A week ago, the Recording Industry Association of America, the trade group that represents record labels, sent a letter to BitTorrent asking the peer-to-peer software company to stop talking about preventing piracy and start acting

Matt Mason, former chief content officer of BitTorrent, would like to respond, having been called out by name in the article

In an essay entitled “The only reason the RIAA should be writing to BitTorrent is to say thank you,” Mason blasts the association for ignoring the beneficial role that BitTorrent has played in reducing piracy, particularly its Bundle program that has encouraged legal file sharing and music dissemination. Read more…

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