BitTorrent encourages Sony to release ‘The Interview’ on its platform


File-sharing large BitTorrent has urged that Sony release “The Interview”, a comedy that provoked one of many greatest hacking scandals in film historical past — on its self-publishing platform.

The San Francisco-based firm stated on Friday that Sony might begin utilizing its new various digital-distribution paygate for artists, BitTorrent Bundle, the place they will release materials for a payment. Among essentially the most notable BitTorrent Bundle releases is The Act Of Killing, an Oscar-nominated documentary account of mass homicide in 1960s Indonesia. The function was downloaded over 3.5 million instances.

After hackers infiltrated Sony’s community in November and launched stolen knowledge, threats have been made towards film theaters that deliberate to play “The Interview”, which encompasses a plot to kill North Korean chief Kim Jong-un. On Thursday, Sony stated the Seth Rogen satirical movie, scheduled to come out on Christmas Day, wouldn’t be launched, nevertheless. The subsequent day the FBI said that the Kim Jong Un regime was liable for the assault.

According to BitTorrent, it is a completely “safe and legal way” for Sony to release “The Interview”, with up to 20,000 creators and rights holders at the moment utilizing the publishing platform.

BitTorrent Director of Communications Christian Averil stated in an announcement that its self-publishing platform is “the very best way for Sony to take back control of their film, to not acquiesce to terrorists threats, and to ensure a wide audience can view the film safely.”

“It would also strike a strong note for free speech,” Averil identified.

He stated among the many Bundle’s apparent benefits was a chance for Sony to set the worth for its movie and release it broadly “without implicating anyone or exposing any third party to a terrorist threat.”

Averil careworn that whereas some urged that Sony ought to make “The Interview” accessible by piracy websites, it is necessary not to confuse piracy websites with torrent companies.

“They are piracy sites that are wrongfully exploiting torrent technology,” he famous.