Talk:BitTorrent

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the BitTorrent entry is perfectly fine - please don't dumb it down ![edit]

it's a really good article - it's clear and precise !

I completely agree, it's perfect how it is. Provides precise information, but simple enough for people with no CS background. Jakesyl (talk) 22:42, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

I support that. If only all articles were written like this one! As the years have gone by, it might need an update to the current state of things. Thanks in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.218.24.67 (talk) 10:45, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

"sequential downloading" section requested![edit]

I am talking about certain torrent clients ability to download a small chunk of the file and making that available for consumption (viewing, listening, etc) while more chunks are downloaded, essentially allowing the client to act as if the content was streamed.

I browsed the article but could not find anything on this. I therefore propose that a knowledgeable editor adds a small new section discussing this capability that torrent clients can have. If you object "this isn't part of the torrent specification" then at the very least, add a mention and a link onwards to a dedicated article.

Please note: I am certainly no expert and I'm not even sure what to call this feature. Please improve mercilessly :)

CapnZapp (talk) 12:10, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

I think we could add that, although it may not be a good idea in this article. Some bitTorrent clients have a lot of features, others have the bare minimum. Where should we draw the line? Jakesyl (talk) 22:43, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

POV problems[edit]

This article currently has POV problems. For example, the Adoption section does not mention anywhere that BitTorrent has also been adopted for copyright infringement. Although BitTorrent does have many legitimate uses (I've used it for legal downloads myself), there are studies (e.g. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2010/07/only-03-of-files-on-bit-torrent-confirmed-to-be-legal/ ) (maybe there is a more up-to-date one somewhere) showing that a majority-vast majority of downloads are infringing).

It's totally appropriate to mention the legal uses, but having an Adoption section and lead not mentioning copyright infringement is like having an article on tanks without mentioning war. Relegating this to a "Legal issues" section is not adequate. Mattflaschen - Talk 19:59, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

I think it is sufficient to have the legal issue only, cause the article is about the technology, the protocol. So the adoption section provides the information on more or less different implementations of the protocol/service. Your point that "is like having an article on tanks without mentioning war" is thereby not valid cause it is not about tanks it is more about the steel, engine and other parts that is used to make tanks. I dont think i need to include world war II in every article about engines. Of-course this protocol has some controversy but there is a legal issue section which is more than enough. i think there are plenty of articles in wikipedia that specially addresses the copyright infringement issues regarding peer to peer protocols. so no need to further intensify the matter. Nibir2011 (talk) 18:08, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

I've removed the tag. Read WP:CSECTION. It's ok to cover criticism/legal issues in the "legal issues" section that deals with file sharing. Note that email allows people to send copyrighted attachments (see ICanHazPDF), but is not officially intended for copyright infringement as a technology. Thus copyright infringement is not covered as a "use" of email in the Email article. -- Callinus (talk) 01:43, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Question? Archived sources still need to be checked

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