Internet Archive adds 1,000,000 legal files to the world's store of BitTorrents

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12 Responses to “Internet Archive adds 1,000,000 legal files to the world's store of BitTorrents”

  1. Susan Carley Oliver says:

    Doing my happy dance!

  2. Dean Putney says:

    I’m almost surprised this hasn’t happened before. It seems like BitTorrent is a perfect solution for a lot of these big stores of legal data. Or even streaming data. Can’t we all just share?

    • digi_owl says:

      No, because the “artists” will starve! /s

    • Jorpho says:

      Actually, it seems to me a rather poor solution.  BitTorrent really only seems to make sense if a lot of people are seeking to download something very large at the same time.  Even if these 1,000,000 legal files are packaged in such a way as to be reasonably large collections, how many of them could possibly have enough broad, long-term appeal to support a decently large swarm of seeders?

  3. Very very nice.
    Now I wish they had a decent search function or something. I have no idea whether anything of interest to me is on there, and if yes, what …

  4. Peter says:

    Wow, so much movies I can download now! Hope my torch browser will handle this J

  5. Sparg says:

    Looks like it didn’t take long for the spammers to hit the archive with crap books.

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