File Sharing FAQ

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1. What is file sharing, and how does it work? A way of distributing and downloading files, not through a central server, but a network of users. In a file sharing network, every user is at the same time a distributer. A more detailed explanation can be found here. 2. That sounds interesting. How can I join the party? First, …

PeerBlock / PeerGuardian Review And Download

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Quick Overview: PeerBlock, along with it’s predecessor PeerGuardian, has been around since 2003 as one of the first ways to protect file sharers from unwanted attention from anti-p(r)ivacy outfits and everyone else trying to analyse and track the networks, such as government agencies. Is it really worth the effort to install this free software to your computer, and how effective …

How To Download Torrents – A Beginners Guide

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BitTorrent is undoubtedly one of the most popular way to download any kind of media online these days. From recent movies, games and shows to software and more exotic stuff like rare anime or ebooks, almost anything is available. But if you’re reading this article chances are you don’t exactly know how to use them. Maybe you’ve read about sites …

“Pay Up Or Else”: Anti Piracy Firms And Their Dubious “Evidence”

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Much has been said about the copyright industry and their alleged attempts to stop piracy. Or is it more about making as much money as possible, no matter the methods? Decide for yourself… Apart from warning letters, the pay-up-or-else scheme has gained by far the most publicity. Notorious for demanding (or “extorting”, as some say) hundreds to thousands of dollars …

Secure Torrent Downloading, The Ultimate Guide

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“Torrents are completely safe to use and a el-Dorado for media”, says one part of the crowd, “torrents are Russian roulette”, naysayers claim. So what is true? In this series, we’re going to shed light on what is really going on and analyze possible threats, the likelihood of getting into trouble in some way and what you can do to …

Secure Torrent Downloading, Part 2: Warning Letters And Lawsuits

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In part 2 of our series on secure torrent downloading, it’s all about lawsuits, warning letters and all the bothersome legal problems you read about all the time in the press. You will learn what the exact dangers are, and why we strongly advise you to use protection. First of all, remember that BitTorrent in itself is completely legal, only …

Secure Torrent Downloading, Part 1: Malicious Downloads

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This first part of our “Secure Torrent Downloading” series is about downloads that don’t contain what you would expect. You will learn how to discern real from fraudulent content and how to always get what you need. Without further ado, let’s dive right into it. Over the last 10 years, three scams have become quite common: 1. Fake files and …

5 Easy Steps To Safely Use Streaming And Downloading Sites

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The “underground” sites out there are like your government: You can’t do without them and are glad they exists, but very often they try to screw you. Ads, sometimes merely annoying, sometimes potentially harmful for your wallet or your computer, are rife on these websites, being streaming, direct downloading or torrent sites. And of course, your anonymity is at stake …