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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
3 years ago#1
On the legal side of things, what are the benefits to using p2p sharing vs downloading of a browser or client like steam?
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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
3 years ago#2
I know depending on seeders/leechers you can have really fast downloads, but are there any more upsides?
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User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
3 years ago#3
yes, you dont need a website setup to download every single file you might want, where as on a network like kazaa or DC or whatever, with 100,000 people sharing their harddrives, you could have found basically anything in one place
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User Info: KillerzOverHere

KillerzOverHere
3 years ago#4
LordSeifer posted...
yes, you dont need a website setup to download every single file you might want, where as on a network like kazaa or DC or whatever, with 100,000 people sharing their harddrives, you could have found basically anything in one place


and does the steam client download games through a browser, or...
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User Info: SirisS-G-P

SirisS-G-P
3 years ago#5
I was thinking Pay 2 Play sharing. Oh well.

User Info: happyscrub1

happyscrub1
3 years ago#6
The only purpose is illegal stuff lol.

I mean, I thought about making some videos and sharing them that way... but youtube (and others) is just so easier. You could use it for pictures, but too many free picture sites out there.

It's really for large files, but 99% of large files are either copy written or more easily shared thru sites that specialize in them.
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User Info: Bcowman

Bcowman
3 years ago#7
happyscrub1 posted...
The only purpose is illegal stuff lol.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent#Adoption

Derp.

User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#8
Speed, resiliency, taking the cost of downloading off the initial host.
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User Info: Lum_Yatsura

Lum_Yatsura
3 years ago#9
It saves a lot for wide scale Linux type stuff.
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User Info: urtv

urtv
3 years ago#10
so a company dont have to hose the file on their own server
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