BitTorrent Inc., the owner of the popular uTorrent client, says it will launch a decentralized file-storage system across its network. Based on the open source InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), BitTorrent's BTFS has begun testing and is expected to launch in 2020.
Popular file-hosting site RapidVideo has often been characterized as a piracy haven, something its operator fiercely denies. In line with this stance, the site has now started to ban visitors from what it sees as real pirate sites. To avoid liability and as preparation for Europe's stricter copyright legislation, its operator says.