2022-08-17 05:02:47
BBC moves to file-sharing sites DRM/middlemen/tv

BBC NEWS | Technology

Hundreds of episodes of BBC programmes will be made available on a file-sharing network for the first time, the corporation has announced.

The move follows a deal between the commercial arm of the organisation, BBC Worldwide, and technology firm Azureus.

The agreement means that users of Azureus’ Zudeo software in the US can download titles such as Little Britain.

Until now, most BBC programmes found on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks have been illegal copies.

The titles will be protected by digital rights
management software to prevent the programmes being traded illegally on
the internet.

Users will also be able to link to programmes from blogs, social networks and fansites.

No pricing structure for the BBC content on Zudeo has been revealed.

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