這篇 Bittorrent Creator A Digital Pirate? 相當… 有趣 :p
在前幾天 Grokster 敗訴後，軟體創作的「動機」變成很重要的一環：如果你創作這個軟體是為了非法的用途，那麼…
而有人透過 archive.org 這個邪惡的網頁歷史網站發現當初 Bram Cohen 網頁的某個 page (A technological activist’s agenda) 這樣寫：
I further my goals with technology. I build systems to disseminate information, commit digital piracy, synthesize drugs, maintain untrusted contacts, purchase anonymously, and secure machines and homes. I release my code and writings freely, and publish all of my ideas early to make them unpatentable.
前幾天 Bram Cohen 在 Wired 上辯稱：(BitTorrent Whiz Extolled Piracy?)
Cohen said the agenda was written years before he started work on BitTorrent, and that it was written as a parody of other manifestos.
“I wrote that in 1999, and I didn’t even start working on BitTorrent until 2001,” Cohen said. “I find it really unpleasant that I even have to worry about it.”