P2P or torrent sites as they are now more commonly known, have been around as long as many of us have been using computers. The transmission protocol makes downloading and uploading of files easy and fuss-free for they are void of the many add-on’s of the normal internet file sharing facilities. Torrentâ€™s or Bit Torrent as the system is called is actually a name of the company and program that pioneered the internet file transfer facility. The protocol is straight forward file sharing without the many formatting and security features making it fast and easy.
Many companies have turned to the said technology for their RSS feeds for it makes file transfer fast and easy. Not all are happy with them for the movie and music industry have suffered a great deal from piracy. The program and protocol is free for all to use but the knowledge and decision of copying and uploading files that may be subject to copyright is up to the user to decide. This leaves a gaping hole in the legality of the file sharing systems like the one in use by the previous post The Pirate Bay which has repeatedly been under fire by anti-piracy advocates in and out of the government. The movie and Music industry has file legal actions against sites and people who promote and sponsor these sites forcing many to close but as long as there are people who need and want without the buying power to do so, there will always be these types of problems. Many are closed or under the process of closing but on the other side the newer version of the program eliminates the need for a server to mirror all the torrent records and placing it within the client making it a client-server software on the same desktop.