In these times it is difficult to recognize the difference between technological creativity and the misuse that can be given to this.
Around the year 96 Hotline Connect emerged, although it was until the time of Napster (1999) when there was much talk about these practices called P2P, short for Peer-to-peer, a protocol in which the server only looks for which Computers are connected and available to share, then the network does the rest.
I remember that my students used Kazaa, with which you could download mp3 files in a few minutes, some things changed with the arrival of the protocol called torrent, which accelerates the download speed and even allows you to schedule the downloads in times that are more available.
They have been very famous all of the edonkey line, which even seems to handle a lot of money as the owners reached an agreement with a record company for $ 30 million.
One of these is Vuze, which is one of the latest versions of Azureus, it catches my attention because it is open source, built on Java, just 7MB weighs the installer program.
According to their official website, they have 70 millions of users connected, Vuze is available in 20 languages and they have 500,000 new downloads every week ... that's a lot.
How to download it
It can be downloaded from http://www.vuze.com/app .
Vuze is a company formally established in California, the business model they promote is that users share their videos with high resolution. For these purposes, it has integrated functions to view video (player) even while it is being downloaded.
How to find content
Its search engine is very powerful, in a few seconds it can find an answer to any need. And when I speak of "any" is when the "creative" part of the users begins within the piracy or pornography business.
For example, when writing:
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008
In 10 seconds a list of torrents available for download appears, all offering the possibility of downloading AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 with crack and keygen. Some data to check which is more effective and which are reliable to be free of viruses or malicious content.
How to track the download
Once the download has started, it is possible to see the progress it takes, the number of users who are sharing it, how many hours it will take to download.
In the case of the example we are seeing, which is a compressed image of 1.82 GB low in 15 hours to an 256 kbps connection.
Unlocking piracy from this business model will be very difficult, since the power to share own or free license material is a universal right and the economic limitation of a second-year surveying student who cannot pay $ 5,500 for a legal program ... Who knows if one day I will finish.