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Torrent is a file shared via a decentralized, peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing network. Users can share files without having to upload them to a server using peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing. Trackers—programs that coordinate the transfer of torrents are told where to get torrent files by the file name extension or metadata. 1)

Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen was the first to bring BitTorrent to the world in 2001. It was a peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol that allowed splitting a file into smaller bits, known as torrents. BitTorrent developed over the years and became even better. 2)

Difference between BitTorrent and P2P file sharing

P2P file sharing and BitTorrent are often confused. BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file-sharing method that is, in several ways, the true one. BitTorrent differs from other P2P file sharing methods in that it splits down files into smaller chunks and simultaneously uploads and downloads them. 3)


It's a common misconception that P2P file sharing is illegal. However, it is the content you download or circulate, not the method of download, that determines whether the process is legal or illegal. 4)

Active Users

BitTorrent and Torrent combined had over 150 million active users in 2019. 5)

It was estimated to cause a $200 to $250 billion loss annually

In 2012, activists estimated that online piracy, which mainly consisted of torrenting, cost the film industry $200 to $250 billion a year. Several sources later found the figures to be implausible. 6)

Highest number of torrent downloads in USA

Some of the world's most developed economies topped the list of BitTorrent's most active users. They are also the largest consumers of pirated content, according to the statistic. 7)

Share in bandwidth worldwide

BitTorrent had a global bandwidth share of 3.35 percent: According to a report from 2013, BitTorrent (the protocol) accounts for 3.35 percent of all bandwidth. It was more than twice as much as the standard FTP (file transfer protocol), which accounted for 1.32 percent of global bandwidth. 8)

98% of data on P2P networks was copyrighted

Without a doubt, piracy was a major factor in the rise of torrenting. 98 percent of data flow on P2P networks consisted of proprietary content while P2P file-sharing had a high user base. 9)

Avatar is the most downloaded movie on Torrent

With over 21 million downloads, Avatar is said to be the most pirated film on BitTorrent. With 19 million downloads, The Dark Knight is in near second place, followed by Transformers. 10)

torrent.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/12 03:27 by aga