BitTorrent Says It is Fed Up Of Association With Piracy
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
BitTorrent is getting a bit cheesed off with constantly being associated with piracy. It has stated that the recent game of thrones piracy record is not a BitTorrent piracy record and has nothing to do with BitTorrent because it happens outside the BitTorrent ecosystem.
BitTorrent does not host the infringing content, nor does it point to it. BitTorrent stress that to download something illegally you have to have a search engine, a pirate content site and a content manager and BitTorrent offers none of those things. Furthermore BitTorrent states that these records should be seen as Internet Piracy records not BitTorrent piracy records.
BitTorrent went on to say that illegal BitTorrent downloaders are using the open-source innovative protocol wrong and they do not endorse piracy at all. Apparently legal content titles in 2012 were downloaded 152 million times with Epic Meal Time doubling the download tally of Game of Thrones which made about 8.6 million.
I think the association between BitTorrent and piracy is unlikely to dissappear anytime but one thing is certain and that is that people will continue to exploit BitTorrent for illegal purposes for a long time to come.
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