BitTorrent


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BitTorrent

(ˈbɪtˌtɒrənt)
n
(Telecommunications) trademark a file transfer protocol which enables users to upload and download large files on the internet in the form of software, games, film, video, music, etc, from other users rather than from a central server
[C21: from bit3 (sense 1) + torrent, the name used in this system for a file that allows the data to be downloaded]
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Unlike some cloud services and messaging apps, sharing is fully private between devices, with BitTorrent insisting they will not harvest user data nor serve up any adverts to those using the service.
Nigel Godrich, long-time Radiohead collaborator and also the producer of the album revealed that the launch of album on BitTorrent is a kind of "experiment" he and Yorke decided to do so that the money from the album sales is directed back to the musicians who created it.
Although BitTorrent is a form of peer-to-peer file transferring, it is
The company released BitTorrent Sync last year to give people a replacement to cloud-based programs, which synchronize files across several devices.
Contrary to popular belief that Bittorrent protocol is only used to share copyrighted material, torrent.
Till last year the BitTorrent Live app was for the desktop and launched as a way to broadcast and steam live video for free.
In addition to the legal issues surrounding BitTorrent cases, there is the general question of harm.
Professionally produced films that are exchanged via BitTorrent often are unauthorized, and downloading them can increase your chance of exposure to a copyright infringement lawsuit.
com develops and markets BitTorrent client software for Windows computers.
Unlike traditional peer-to-peer services such as Napster, Kazaa and Gnutella, BitTorrent is not itself a computer application.
In fact, most experts still believe that new alternatives for downloading music, films and TV shows via BitTorrent and other, similar technologies will be found every day.