November 4, 2009, 6:28 pm
BitTorrent is one of the most contentious technologies available. At least, that is, to the Old Order, those lovely suit-clad corporate types bent on holding technology forever in the days of the ‚Äî manual ‚Äî typewriter. The technology, and the suits' dreams of a world free of it, are on trial in Australia, where Linux made an appearance today ‚Äî at the defense table.
The matter at hand is a lawsuit by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft ‚Äî yes, that's AFACT ‚Äî against iiNet, an Australian internet service provider over the ISP's role in allowing its service to be used for illegal BitTorrent downloading.