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Re: BitTorrent and ISP interference (was: What CDs and DVDs should we produce for lenny?)


On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 07:51 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> That is a problem that won't be solved by avoiding use of BitTorrent;
> on the contrary, reducing legitimate use of BitTorrent can only result
> in supporting those who would paint BitTorrent as a tool without
> significant legitimate use.

This has nothing to do with "legitimate" or not "legitmate" use; this
has to do with the fact that BitTorrent and swarm-based P2P networks in
general overload many ISPs infrastructure since ISPs like to highly
oversell their networks.

Putting pressure on them will not do any good, and infact, someone who
claims that it has to do with piracy will look like an idiot in 90% of
cases where BitTorrent is blocked.


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