The software comes from conentious Swedish torrent site The Pirate Bay, and has been expected since 2006 when BitTorrent purchased uTorrent and promised to develop a Mac version.
However, BitTorrent is warning that the alpha software isn’t really ready for release right now (it’s buggy and doesn’t entirely work), but its existence does at least prove a Mac version of the software is in development.
Wherever you stand on the BitTorrent good or evil debate, you’re going to need to get a decent client if you’re going to get hold of the new Marillion album, and with musicians split as to the need to demonise file-sharing, then product development will continue.
UK protest singer Billy Bragg summed it up this week, when he told music label bosses eager to prosecute file-sharers, “You know who the pirates are?. – The pirates are our fans – when you sue our fans, you drive our fans away.”
Via: Daily Download