Cohen brothers split at Bittorrent

Om Malik scoops a rift between the Cohen brothers (not the cool Big Lebowski ones. That's the Coen brothers. The Cohens are the ones who let you steal The Big Lebowski).

BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen reportedly helped nudge his brother Ross out of his CTO spot. Om connects Bram's move to the p2p tool's recent VC round, which might call for some legitimization of BitTorrent.

Is BitTorrent quietly Napsterizing itself by purging the old staff? That would explain why Bram got so touchy with GETV correspondent Irina Slutsky at his convention, CodeCon. Said Bram to Irina: "Can you ask me about something other than BitTorrent? I actually do other stuff other than BitTorrent."

Cohen vs. Cohen at BitTorrent [Om Malik]
Don't ask Bram Cohen about BitTorrent [GETV]