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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But by fusing the interests of his company with the interests of his customers, Fanning has attempted to turn an issue of dollars and cents into an issue of intellectual freedom, thereby transforming l'affaire Napster into a cause celebre.
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