What Is BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is a communication protocol for peer-to-peer file sharing which is used to distribute data and electronic files over the Internet.

The software programs that are used to download files via the peer-to-peer BitTorrent protocol are called BitTorrent clients. While there are a few legitimate uses for BitTorrenting, the simple reality is that the primary use of BitTorrenting is to illegally download copyrighted, trademarked, and patented materials.

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