Closer links between the worlds of BitTorrent and cloud storage services are inevitable in 2012, but while the emergence of a service like Boxopus is unsurprising, it will still raise hairs on the neck of many entertainment rightsholders. It’s a website that enables people to cue up torrent downloads and have them automatically added to their Dropbox folders. “Cloud storage is an emerging trend, it’s obvious that sooner or later everything will be in the cloud. That’s why we decided to unite Dropbox and BitTorrent to make downloads as easy as 1 click, without using even a BitTorrent client,” the site’s founder tells TorrentFreak. It’s using Dropbox’s official API. As a neutral site – Boxopus isn’t suggesting or ranking torrents – legal action from rightsholders seems unlikely. Yet Boxopus may still attract their attention as a potential source of data about infringing downloads. What about Dropbox, though? As far as we can tell, Boxopus isn’t flouting its API terms and conditions either.
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