Torrents?? Downloading - Uploading

Discussion in 'Computer Software & Operating Systems' started by MikeNolan, Jan 13, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MikeNolan

    MikeNolan
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    540
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Hereford
    Ratings:
    +0
    Not sure if this is correct forum. I was searching internet to see if certain music tracks were available on CD (not vailable under iTunes or Napster. The search brought up a site which had many of the tracks I was after. It simply instructed me to download the torrent and install a piece of software UTorrent??. Out of curiosity, I did this - I had no idea what the quality was going to be like. The programme seemed to indicate it would take best part of 13 hrs to download the songs so I left the PC to get on with it. Many hours later when I checked the progress, I noticed that not only was this programme downloading the files, but was also uploading files. My question is "Does nayone know what it was uploading?". Thanks

    PS Have just listened to some of the tracks, and I have to say it was probably not worth the effort. Some tracks skip whilst others have been taken from very crackly vinyl records with no attempt to clean up.
     
  2. scottmillar28

    scottmillar28
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2007
    Messages:
    69
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Ratings:
    +11
    its uploading the same tracks its downloading, as soon as its downloaded a piece it uploads to other users, legality of what youre doing is doubtful :lesson: so advise you not to use this forum for information as piracy is not accepted
     
  3. MikeNolan

    MikeNolan
    Novice Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    540
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Hereford
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for response. With the quality I should have guessed as much. I am deleting the files and the software as I don't trust anything like that.
     
  4. Moosh

    Moosh
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    2,004
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Bristol
    Ratings:
    +469
    Thread closed.

    Emjel: Bit torrent can be used for legal purposes but unfortunately, as you found out, it is also utilised for piracy too.

    Cheers
    Moosh
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Loading...