Eric Klinker is an American technology executive and is best known for being the CEO of BitTorrent. He along with Bram Cohen and 3 other venture capitalists also serves on the board of governors of BitTorrent. He was instrumental in formulating BitTorrent's position on Network neutrality, testifying before the FCC as well as other worldwide telecom regulators
As CEO, he is credited with guiding BitTorrent through the financial crisis of 2008 and growing the user base to over 170M users. In 2012 BitTorrent expanded its mission under Klinker and broadened the product portfolio, introducing additional distributed applications like BitTorrent Sync, BitTorrent Bundles, Bleep, and BitTorrent Live, a linear broadcasting p2p protocol also invented by Bram Cohen. In 2014, BitTorrent announced Project Maelstrom, a distributed web browser designed to power a new way for web content to be published, accessed and consumed.
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- Klinker, Eric. "Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-19 – Reply Comments" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-28.