When I previously read this post over at T. Longren’s, my initial thoughts was “WTF? Cohen doesn’t need the extra pain of having to deal with the RIAA, MPAA, BSA, etc.”. IMHO, he would be much better off just concentrating on advancing the technology, rather than the implementation.
It seems that Cohen has gone ahead with the plan anyway. You can play around with the search engine. However, when I tried it out, it seems to be stuck searching forever. Probably a result of the slashdotting.
By coincidence, or some freak chance, the next article on Slashdot highlights the FBI’s operation of shutting down a central web site used to coordinate all file-sharing activity on the (now defunct) Elite Torrents network.