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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In October 2010, Streaming Media spoke to Bram Cohen, BitTorrent's chief scientist and the creator of the BitTorrent protocol, about his pet project: using peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to stream live video.
the main player responsible for the ongoing development of the BitTorrent protocol, opened its own TV production studio early last year and also began a live-streaming service in June that offered music and videos.
BitTorrent the company behind the BitTorrent protocol and the uTorrent client is working on a decentralized browser based on BitTorrent.
users use the BitTorrent protocol to upload and download music,
It facilitates the easy download of content over the p2p bittorrent protocol.
I focus on the Netherlands in particular because it is an example of a nation that has successfully dealt with technological change and the advent of the BitTorrent protocol.
Afterwards, we exploit the Peer Exchange (PEX) extension of the BitTorrent protocol to gather the set of neighbours for each peer.
Finally, alert users of your Internet account to the dangers associated with downloading movies or other copyrighted content using the BitTorrent protocol, lest you receive a subpoena for something your teenager did, the lawyers said.
Today, the most popular peer-to-peer file-sharing medium is the BitTorrent protocol.
Files with large volumes of data, such as movies or episodes of TV series, are harder to share, which in turn encourages users to take advantage of the efficiency of the BitTorrent protocol.
21 Even though the court did not order the site shut down completely and specifically sets out the activities from which the Defendants are enjoined, the nature of the isoHunt search engine and BitTorrent protocol technologies renders compliance with the injunction while maintaining the site practically impossible.
In less than a year, the brilliant BitTorrent protocol has combined with broadband ubiquity to make downloading full-length films and TV episodes viable and fun, even if it is mostly illegal.