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Although the deals BitTorrent has struck with Hollywood involve the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM), Navin has become an ardent opponent of the technology. The Guardian published his views. 
|“||TG: So how do you convince the Warner Bros of the world that you can protect their programmes?
AN: There will never be a digital rights management (DRM) system that works [universally]. It's sort of like expecting a $75 door lock to protect all your valuables. Fundamentally you've got to get to a speed bump that works for 90% of the users. Ten per cent of the users may have the interest and time to break something that is available for sale for $1, but most people aren't going to bother with that. At our launch we are using Windows DRM, which is the accepted standard today. We're always looking for a standard that is independently created, cross-platform, and the studios are as well, especially when they see that Apple and Microsoft are starting to exert their control and lock in users.
TG: So what's the solution to having Apple or Microsoft dictate terms?
AN: I think the next phase is about DRM-free. It will be like the watermarked approach, so that content is labelled as mine and the process of putting it up on a P2P network is not attractive because I paid for it and so others should probably pay for it, too. Do I want something with my name on it all over the web? No. So that can be a pretty effective form of copy protection.
Newsweek, in an article related to movie downloads, quotes Navin further. 
|“||Eventually, predicts Ashwin Navin, cofounder of BitTorrent (the peer-to-peer technology company that is expected to announce its own legal download service this month), 'You'll be able to purchase movies without DRM at a much more reasonable price. And a lot of downloaded movies will be free, supported by ads just like movies on television.' This bright future will come if and only if the studios embrace it—and fear of Wal-Mart doesn't stop them.||”|
ISPs across the world have implemented traffic shaping technologies to manage the economic impact of certain types of Internet traffic. Comcast, the largest ISP in the United States, has taken an aggressive stance in its traffic shaping policies, and has admitted that it purposely slows down some traffic on its network, including some music and movie downloads.
|“||Consumers who have a broadband want to use their broadband connections in a variety of way. People are also participating in media distribution in ways that they haven’t in the past … and most importantly they’re also sharing content — they’re acting as distributors. The way the networks have been implemented are in direct conflict with all of those trends and ISPs are going to face some scaling problems as applications evolve that tax those connections. So what you see between BitTorrent and Comcast is actually a symptom of a larger problem.||”|