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This protocol would be added to the existing bittorrent
protocol. A user specified (with a non-zero default if
degree of churn could be added to BitTorrent traffic.
BitTorrent trackers would add to torrent seeds random
chunks to be downloaded and discarded by the client. At
cost of 10% more bandwidth it would become impossible
prove whether a particular computer was set to download
"churn" means movement of data: uploads and
A seed is the original file that tells your computer what a
particular file to be downloaded via bittorrent look like
and where it might be found.
When I say chunks to be downloaded I mean the
bittorrent client would connect to other bittorrent clients
automatically looking for these random bits of files.
||I generally know what bit-torrents are, but most of the words you used are gibberish, eg: "churn", "seeds" and whether "download" is meant from the client or host perspective.
||Wikipedia article on Plausible deniability starts with this:
||Plausible deniability is a term coined by the CIA in the early 1960s to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge.
||I think BitTorent. whoever "owns" it, has good political reasons to avoid being seen as the handmaiden of thieves or spies. Hard to tell.
||The BitTorent Inc website has the slogan:
"Delivering an Internet of Options, Not Rules" on it's splash page, but you might want to send them a polite letter and get their opinion on your idea. They might put a contract out on you or they might offer you a job.