What is Torrent?

Many people use torrents on a daily basis but do not know how they works at all. In this articles, we will provide you with the information that you’ve been searching for.

Torrents are not the files, they are links to a file location on the Internet. They are Dynamic pointers to the original file that you want to download. For example, if you click on Firefox , you can download the Firefox browser from Firefox’s servers. But if you click on that link tomorrow, or next week,  next month, the file will still be downloaded from Firefox’s server.

But when download torrent, we don’t do it on a fixed server. The file was downloaded from a computer which downloaded with that torrent before.

How Does Torrent Work?

Torrent clients help to transfer files from one system to other. Suppose ‘A’ has some videos that he wants to create a torrent of. So he creates a torrent and sends this link to ‘B’, this link contains information about where exactly the video on the internet is from its IP address. When ‘B’ starts downloading that file, ‘B’ connects to ‘A’s’ computer. Now after ‘B’ has completed downloading it, ‘B’ will start torrenting it i.e ‘B’ will allow another ‘C’ or ‘D’ to download it from ‘B’s’ computer. There are millions of users out there who take advantage of it, the more uploaders the more, downloading speed you get. And if in any case, someone wishes to stop uploading there’s not a problem. In short, when you’re ‘torrenting’ a file, it pretty much means that you are transferring a file over a P2P network.

 Should you download torrent? Is it legal?

Torrent laws are no different from other laws in copyright. That means downloading movies, TV shows, games, datas without actually paying for it is considered a crime. Several countries do not have strict and concrete laws about torrents. But due to the torrent is vert useful in quickly sharing a file and they are used to share most of the Open Source Community’s software as they can save a lot of server resources, people believe it’s not harmed. Even torrent uploaders occasionally encourage users to pay for those specific files.

For the people in the countries that governments have blocked torrenting, they can access them with a VPN service, such as RitaVPN, Surfshark, PrivateVPN for torrents to across the censorship of governments with security.

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