BitTorrent Inc., the makers of uTorrent and the BitTorrent Mainline client, have been sued for infringement of a file-sharing related patent. According to the complaint, the BitTorrent clients infringe on the rights of San Francisco-based company Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network. The company demands compensation and if the court agrees, this case could have a disastrous impact on the BitTorrent landscape.
By now we’ve become accustomed to copyright infringement lawsuits, where people are suspected of illegally distributing movies and music using BitTorrent.
However, according to a lawsuit filed at a U.S. District Court this week, BitTorrent is also an infringement in its own right.
[What a loser case by a patent troll. BitTorrent is a client to client protocol and NOT a client to server protocol, for crying out loud, you idiots. I hope the judge rules against this patent troll.]