Eric Bangeman writes: "Bram Cohen, creator of the widely used BitTorrent software, hasinked an agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America under which links to torrents of copyrighted movies would be removed from BitTorrent.com's search engine. ¶ Users searching for copies of movies via BitTorrent.com's search engine will begin to come up empty-handed as links to files pegged as infringing by the MPAA are purged from the index. However, the agreement does nothing to keep copyrighted material from being torrented; it just will make some torrents more difficult to find. Private tracker sites that manage to elude the legal machinations of the MPAA will remain online, and there are always trackerless. However, the pact may make life tougher for some torrent sites as they require a critical mass of users in order to effectively distribute content. ..." Link: ars technica.