AN: Absolutely. BitTorrent.com is filtered so that we will not surface links for unlicensed content.
IW: Where is the fulcrum between sharing content and preventing free-form piracy?
AN: I actually don’t think that if content owner and content rights holders take an inventory of the way that people want to consume content and embrace, rather than fight it, DRM almost becomes irrelevant. If people can use content in the way they want offline and online they won’t care about DRM, because the content is consumed in a flexible use case.
IW: So over the time DRM goes away?
AN: Over time. Yes. There’s huge amounts of value for publishers to license a TV show over and over again. Today they can’t stomach the risk of allowing content to be published free and clear of DRM. But eventually they’ll realize that’s the way people are going to consume it anyway, so they might as well profit from it.