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Submission + - BitTorrent and Khan Academy to distribute eduction ( 1

drDugan writes: BitTorrent, Inc. announced this morning they launched a partnership with Khan Academy to distribute open education videos.

They launched with more than 2,000 videos, covering high school and college level curriculum, across science, math, history, finance and test prep. All the videos are free to download and open licensed with Creative Commons.

Submission + - LegalTorrents launches copyright compliant tracker (

drDugan writes: Many legitimate media providers are using Bittorrent to distribute content, but the recent Pirate Bay legal verdict and closures left many content downloads unavailable. Along with the ongoing legal issues at Mininova and other sites, options have been scarce for legitimate Bittorrent tracking service. Once a torrent is created with a tracker URL, that tracker has to stay running for normal distribution to continue. has quietly launched a solution with three open Bittorent trackers for its members, including a fully automated, community-based flagging system to blacklist and immediately remove copyright-infringing content. Users submit SHA1 hash values for content with infringing materials. Site members can include and track their own published materials regardless of flagging.

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