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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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Recent visitors to torrent site The Pirate Bay noticed a spike to their computer's CPU usage.
One of the most popular and most visited of these websites is The Pirate Bay (TPB), a torrent host and search engine, that has been at the eye of the torrential-storm for a few years now.
Swedish website Pirate Bay may have to amend its file-sharing practices after Europe's top court said it may be breaking copyright rules by helping users download films, TV shows and music for free.
Websites such as The Pirate Bay are often labeled as being leaders in copyright infringement, giving users the ability to illegally download thousands of files.
Even though Punkt SE argued that domain registrars can't be held responsible for copyright infringement by sites using their domain, the Stockholm District Court ruled that The Pirate Bay's domain had to be confiscated.
Particularly in the case of The Pirate Bay, mass piracy has been able to create state-free zones (Dyer-Witheford, 2002).
A Pirate Bay clone is said to be "online and fully functioning" after a police raid in Sweden shut the site down last week.
Bangkok: Thai police said on Wednesday the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, who was arrested this week at the Laos border, would be extradited to Sweden to serve a jail term within the next month.
The Pirate Bay, one of the most well-known website for downloading torrents of movies, music and software, has doubled its traffic despite being banned in several countries.A Entertainment industries around the globe have been trying extremely hard to ban / block the most censored torrent website.
19 ( ANI ): Newly revealed documents leaked by former NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed American and British spy agencies targeted WikiLeaks and Pirate Bay since 2008.
ISLAMABAD -- Torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, Torrentz, Extra Torrent and Mininova have officially been blocked by ISPs in Pakistan in a censoring effort.
Users of file-swapping site the Pirate Bay have shared more than 20,000 copies of "House of Cards" episodes, with thousands more available on other rogue torrent-trackers.