File-sharing firm’s Matt Mason says he wants to combat piracy: ‘Content has value, it should be legally licensed and distributed'

BitTorrent has attracted some famous names to its “bundles” initiative in the last two years, including Moby, Thom Yorke, De La Soul and Madonna. But its deal to distribute a box-set bundle for Doctor Who is its biggest coup yet.

Released recently, the bundle includes 10 episodes of the BBC sci-fi drama’s modern incarnation, along with video introductions from its current star Peter Capaldi, and a recent TV documentary about Who fandom.

It’s a partnership with BBC Worldwide and, like Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes album, the Doctor Who bundle includes a pay-gate feature, with fans having to pay $12 to unlock its full content.

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