BitTorrent long known as a P2P illegal file down load haven announced last year that it would go legit and is delivering on that promise today.  Starting on the day that the Academy Award Winners will be announced BitTorrent will start to provide movie and television downloads as it hopes to compete with the likes of Wal-mart, Amazon, Microsoft and smaller companies like MovieLink.

BitTorrent became very popular as the Movie version of Napster and is hoping to capitalize on its recent signature movie studio deals.  It also hopes to provide free ad support television downloads soon.  It is not going to be a simple transition as there are some big names with bigger wallets competing against BitTorrent, but like YouTube, BitTorrent has a massive following already and has the potential to expose its mass of ‘customers’ into paying ‘customers.’

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