p2p Software

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by mattscott306, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

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    First Off- I'm not here to discuss any p2p software in particular, or using it for anything illegal or whatnot. What I want to know is if there are any legal usage for these programs, or were they just created to be a thorn in the entertainment industries backside?
     
  2. 4nr- macrumors regular

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    uuuuhh.... kind of stupid question isn't it? of course there's legal things that can be done with p2p software, else the whole concept wouldn't still be around.
     
  3. mattscott306 thread starter macrumors 68040

    mattscott306

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    Ok- what legal things can be done with it?
     
  4. 4nr- macrumors regular

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    Share files...

    Like photographs, movies, etc that are not subject to copyright, or are distributed through by the copyright owner. Open source software is often distributed through p2p networks to minimize costs.

    A good example of legal p2p usage is perhaps the little gamers books http://www.little-gamers.com/hamham_downloads.php
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

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    don't let commercial business world cover the humanity of the internet world, there are ppl willing to share they indie works and/or opensource products.
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps one of the biggest uses for P2P protocols like BitTorrent are for Linux ISOs.

    Things like BitTorrent spread out the bandwidth utilization so no one person gets slammed. You can apply that distributed-bandwidth model to literally millions of legitimate uses.
     

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