Net neutrality has divided the P2P landscape in recent months. There are companies like Pando that align themselves with ISPs, favoring technical solutions over regulation. There are others like Vuze and Miro that fight for net neutrality. And then there is Bittorrent Inc, flip-flopping in a way that makes (insert your least favorite politician here) look like a straight talker.

Here's what happened so far:

Bittorrent president Ashwin Navin repeatedly told the press that his comany doesn't see any reason for the government to interfere with ISP's business decisions on the height of the Comcast Bittorrent scandal last year. Here's what Navin told me during an interview last December: "Where competitive forces are alive and well, and I believe they are here in the United States, I believe the ISPs will upgrade their networks to accommodate this usage pattern"

Bittorrent CTO Eric Klinker didn't seem to agree when he joined a pro net neutrality conference call from Free Press in February. The call included Nicholas Reville demanding "strong net neutrality leigslation." Kliner told journalists that his company felt "as strongly as Miro does” about the subject.

Bittorrent announced a cooperation with Comcast a month after that, noting in the press release that "(b)oth BitTorrent and Comcast expressed the view that these technical issues can be worked out through private business discussions without the need for government intervention."

And now I hear that Bittorrent joined up with Google, Free Press, the ACLU and others to demand Internet for Everyone. One of the goals of the newly-formed political lobbying organization is "the right to freedom of speech and commerce online in an open market without gatekeepers or discrimination", aka net neutrality.

So what is it, Bittorrent? Pick a side, take a stance - but don't try to dance at two weddings at the same time, because you might not get any of the cake at either if you continue to flip-flop like this.

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