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The end doesn’t justify the means

Would you rather buy something if you can have it for free? Would you rather produce something to earn money or share it to the public? It’s really hard to resolve issues like these so let’s leave it to the laws. All I know is that sharing is an act kindness but sharing by seeding is illegal because it promotes piracy.

Bittorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) communications protocol, is one of the things that makes me (busy or rather) overuse my laptop. It’s good because it’s free and it promotes the value of sharing but it’s bad because it’s pro-piracy.

Becoming a leecher doesn’t make one a theft because seeders openly and generously share whatever and whenever they want to. It’s up to the users to protect their identity or IP address from possible lawsuits. Some torrent sites were blocked but they keep on coming back and this system, like open source (education), seems to be unstoppable. Computer users will continue to share through the Internet unless products which can be converted as torrent files are marketed with extremely cheap prices.

I am a torrent lover because, as a minimalist and environmentalist, I just store hundreds or thousands of music, videos, e-books, games, and applications in my external HDD. Now, I wouldn’t have to buy DVD’s, go to the movies or hire a computer technician. I can have most of my computer, education, and entertainments needs right at home. I may be guilty of being a liability to the industry and financial matter may not be a good reason to justify this advocacy but I won’t stop from seeding and leeching until torrents are available and peers continue to be active. Who would spend $100++ for a software if it can be downloaded for a few minutes (or even up to a couple of days) for free?

For those who are interested, follow these simple steps for free and unlimited downloading:

1) Download µTorrent (It’s user-friendly, lightweight, and more powerful than other torrent clients such as Bitcomet, Vuze, and Bittorrent).

2) Search for a torrent file by typing your chosen keyword/s from any of your search engines and the word “torrent” (e.g., Slumdog Millionaire torrent). You may download Torrent Finder then type the keyword/s for faster and easier searching.

3) Open the torrent file to start downloading. If the file is not automatically recognized, right click it with your mouse for the Open with option then choose the µTorrentapplication.

Spread this info, enjoy, and do not overexploit.