Former Senator using Peer-to-Peer tech

Former Senator John Edwards is using BitTorrent to distribute content, Taegan Goddard reports on his Political Wire blog.

Oh, that has got to chafe the recording industry’s behind.

Why? Because it demonstrates there’s a legitimate purpose behind BitTorrent. It also will drag in tons of non-geeks who’ll try it out for the first time and discover they can distribute all sorts of stuff here, like HD video from their camcorders.

For instance, check out the Scourist. These guys take cool traveling trips, and put up their videos. They are slow to download. But if BitTorrent were in place (or, the easier to use RedSwoosh) then distributing stuff like this would be a breeze and wouldn’t cost anyone huge money.

One thing this shows is that John Edwards is positioning himself as a technology literate guy. It’ll be interesting to see if, and how, he uses that position if he runs for President next year.

61 thoughts on “Former Senator using Peer-to-Peer tech

  1. @ 30

    ISPs could stifle access to sites that allow bit torrent. What’s going to happen is you’re going to see a fair amount of encrypted file sharing and other under-the-radar stuff. More power to stuff like Waste and other methods of transferring content.
    Remember, what you transfer is up to you and your intended recipient only (spam excluded, of course). THe ISPs or the government should have no control over anything to do with file sharing or content swapping.

  2. @ 30

    ISPs could stifle access to sites that allow bit torrent. What’s going to happen is you’re going to see a fair amount of encrypted file sharing and other under-the-radar stuff. More power to stuff like Waste and other methods of transferring content.
    Remember, what you transfer is up to you and your intended recipient only (spam excluded, of course). THe ISPs or the government should have no control over anything to do with file sharing or content swapping.

  3. If Hilary Clinton was to become president, I would seriously consider moving to Europe or Canada. I’m dead ly serious. She’s dangerous, far too liberal, and EXTREMELY partisan, more so than Bush.
    THe thing about the Democrats that angers me is they claim to want to help people, but when they inevitably raise taxes as all Democrats are wont to do, rarely does that money ever see the light of day. The democrats accuse the Republicans of being anti-education, but in the eight years Clinton was in office, the public school system didn’t get better — it got worse. ???…
    Like I stated earlier, we need to become a Socialist country and leave the stupidity of Republican/Democrat behind. Go and read http://socialistalternative.org for more details.

  4. If Hilary Clinton was to become president, I would seriously consider moving to Europe or Canada. I’m dead ly serious. She’s dangerous, far too liberal, and EXTREMELY partisan, more so than Bush.
    THe thing about the Democrats that angers me is they claim to want to help people, but when they inevitably raise taxes as all Democrats are wont to do, rarely does that money ever see the light of day. The democrats accuse the Republicans of being anti-education, but in the eight years Clinton was in office, the public school system didn’t get better — it got worse. ???…
    Like I stated earlier, we need to become a Socialist country and leave the stupidity of Republican/Democrat behind. Go and read http://socialistalternative.org for more details.

  5. @ 22: I haven’t been following U.S. politics at all. Does Clinton really have the nomination sewn up like you think? I mean, I’m not saying Edwards has a chance, but I always thought Dems were so divided about Clinton that she wouldn’t make it in the end…?

  6. @ 22: I haven’t been following U.S. politics at all. Does Clinton really have the nomination sewn up like you think? I mean, I’m not saying Edwards has a chance, but I always thought Dems were so divided about Clinton that she wouldn’t make it in the end…?

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