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  1. 1. Bittorrent<br />By Justin Nahin<br />
  2. 2. What is it?<br />Bittorrent is a file sharing program built to help individual share files or programs.<br />It is owned by the company, Bittorrent.<br />It is a program that has been involved in multiple court cases and lawsuits.<br />Clickable link<br />
  3. 3. Why was this Chosen? <br />I’ve used the program in the past and have some knowledge of it.<br />I’ve been curious of this programs origins.<br />This program is considered to be illegal by some.<br />Is this program<br />
  4. 4. The Company<br />The company was made in 2004 by Bram Cohen and AshwinNavin.<br />The company is located at San Francisco, Califonia 612 Howard St.<br />The company produced the program in an effort to allow users to send files and information over long distance and in easy to access locations. <br />
  5. 5. How does it work?<br />The program works by having one person who has to program or file hosted to have others download off their file, called seeding.<br />Many people obtain the program or file by getting pieces and parts of it, called leaching.<br />Clickable link<br />
  6. 6. What is it used for?<br />The program is used by some companies to transfer large business files.<br />This program can allow faster downloading of some free programs or files.<br />The main one which is a legal issue is piracy, downloading copyrighted music or movies<br />
  7. 7. Conflict<br />Many movie industries have gone after individuals who downloaded or hosted download of the movie illegally.<br />The program is claimed to be the reason for people to be able to download illegally.<br />Many people believe the program has non-illegal uses, despite the bad reputation.<br />Clickable link<br />
  8. 8. Court Cases<br />TorrentSpy a common search site for bittorent was brought down during a case in 2007 for destroying evidense.<br />Chan Nai-ming a man in Hong Kong was placed on trial for sharing the movie, “Daredevil” in April 2005.<br />HBO has distributed cease and desist order towards Bittorrent providers in 2007.<br />Clickable link<br />
  9. 9. Outside of the USA<br />As mentioned before China has cracked down on file sharing.<br />Finland had many administrators and moderators of a Bittorrent website arrested for running the website.<br />The Pirate Bay an anti-copyright group originated in Sweden were raided by Swedish police.<br />Clickable link<br />
  10. 10. Is this Hate Justified?<br />The program has been used multiple times for the use of Piracy.<br />Many lawsuits have occurred from it’s usage.<br />The program was originated to help send large files over long distances.<br />It’s dependent on the what the user uses it for.<br />
  11. 11. Good it is used for<br />This program has been used by many businesses to send large files to it’s employees.<br />The program is fast for sending large files across the internet by having the program obtain pieces from many sources.<br />It helps many people obtain files or programs that are difficult to obtain.<br />Clickable link<br />
  12. 12. Economic Pros<br />This program has helped create jobs within the Bittorrent company.<br />The company is a million dollar corperation.<br />
  13. 13. Summary<br />The program was created to help send large files.<br />It has been the main focus of many court cases and criminal investigations on copyright infringement.<br />The program is still used for good purposes despite the bad rap the program has gotten.<br />
  14. 14. In Conclusion<br />The program itself is not the evil in these cases, it’s the users using a tool for bad reasons.<br />The program like any tool can be used for good or bad.<br />Will this program appear in court cases to come?<br />I would recommend other programs like Zune or I-tunes to be used to find movies as the legal issues are nonexistent.<br />Remember to be responsible with the tools you are given.<br />Clickable link<br />