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woopdeshoop

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  1. Is there a reason you're implying I would be banned for discussing this topic? I did not do anything wrong or against the rules. I am not talking in a provocative or aggresive manner, I just wanted to discuss something. Sorry if it bothered you.
  2. It is not hard to verify the integrity of files tranferred over bittorrent. When you download a torrent from a big name company like Redhat, say a Fedora Linux iso, you can be assured that the torrent coming from them is clean. It also includes GPG signatures which you verify yourself. https://fedoraproject.org/en/verify Most of the information in those two links I have seen are what I call FUD. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear,_uncertainty_and_doubt Bittorrent has been implemented in many ways, here are some examples of how bittorrent has been implemented. Some notable names being Facebook and Blizzard using it. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-legal-uses-for-bittorrent-youd-be-surprised/ Downloading malware happens regardless of protocol. It does not have to be P2P. In fact I believe downloading malware through HTTP from websites is far more common.
  3. I would like to discuss some of the incorrect statements made regarding bittorrent. https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=97700 >We will not assist users that are obviously using illegal software. >f you're using Peer 2 Peer software such as uTorrent or similar you must either fully uninstall it or completely disable it from running while being assisted here. >Failure to remove or disable such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided. The bittorrent protocol and bittorrent clients are 100% legal. Bittorrent is often used to transfer completely legal files between people. A good example would be Linux installation CDs. Linux is free open source software and licensed under the GPL, something that specifically encourages copying and modifying as much as possible. With the problems a lot of people seem to be expressing here I think Linux might do them some good anyway. The point is bittorrent and bittorrent clients are perfectly legal. Downloading unauthorized copies of copyrighted intellectual property is illegal, and there's many ways to do that, not just bittorrent. For example XDCC or direct download. Should you also ask forum users to uninstall their IRC client or web-browser because they might be using it to download unauthorized copies of copyrighted intellectual property?
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