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Internet video streaming as we know it is about to change. Delivering video online is a terribly inefficient process, and Bram Cohen, the creator of the BitTorrent protocol, has figured out a way to do it better. While BitTorrent often gets a bad rap thanks to its links to piracy, it’s still one of the least bandwidth intensive ways to share files with other people. Now the company is introducing what they are calling BitTorrent Live, which works in a similar way to the original BitTorrent protocol, but is instead focused on delivering streaming video. By using the bandwidth of the users, BitTorrent is able to take the load off of the original broadcaster, making it efficient for anyone to host a streaming video. More »