Microsoft Funded 'Pirate Pay' Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:57 PM
Microsoft has invested in a Russian based company "Pirate Pay" that has developed a technology which allows them to attack existing BitTorrent swarms, making it impossible for people to share files.
The idea started three years ago when the developers were building a traffic management solution for Internet providers. The technology worked well. It was able to stop BitTorrent traffic if needed, which made the developers realize that they might have built the holy anti-piracy grail.
Last year Pirate Pay received a $100,000 investment from the Microsoft Seed Financing Fund. Microsoft Russia's president praised the innovative idea, which his company would also be able to use in the future.