BitTorrent dramatically improves the economics of the Internet as a broadcast medium.
With distribution costs removed, budding filmmakers like Ben Buie of HighlyDef Productions in Altanta can suddenly afford to release “On Our Way Up,” a full-length docudrama, based on the lives of three brothers, shot in high-definition video. Buie uses Prodigem, a Mountain View start-up, to manage the delivery and collect payment.
“We actually thought about hosting it ourselves, and the bandwidth costs would have been enormous,” said Buie. “With BitTorrent, download is distributed over several users. There was really no cost of entry.”