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Using BitTorrent to Access Video on the Internet

Because BitTorrent is an open platform, users can publish anything they want, including unlicensed copyrighted material.

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(EUGENE, Ore.) - BitTorrent is the world’s largest digital video distribution platform. It is an open, non-commercial, and collaborative platform that allows anyone to share media on the internet.

BitTorrent can be used to access media from around the world, such as documentaries, news programs, and public speeches. Because BitTorrent is open and non-commercial it is an excellent resource for finding video that reflects viewpoints commonly censored by the commercial media in the U.S.

This guide will show you how to get started with BitTorrent in three easy steps.

1. Download a BitTorrent Client

For Windows users, the best client is uTorrent

For Mac/Linux users, try Vuze

2. Download a Media Player

The best media player for all platforms and formats is VLC Media Player

3. Find some Torrents

In order to download media, you need to visit a website that hosts torrent files. Some of the best sites for public interest material are:

One Big Torrent

Son of Shun (Free Registration Required)

MVGroup (Free Registration Required) The Pirate Bay

4. Finding More

Simply search for “torrent” or “bittorrent” on Google, and you will find references to a vast number of additional resources.

Disclaimer

Because BitTorrent is an open platform, users can publish anything they want, including unlicensed copyrighted material. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are not downloading any unlicensed copyrighted material. This guide is provided for educational purposes only and the authors and publishers assume no liability whatsoever for your actions in using it.

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Salem-News.com Business/Economy Reporter Ersun Warncke is a native Oregonian. He has a degree in Economics from Portland State University and studied Law at University of Oregon. At a young age, his career spans a wide variety of fields, from fast food, to union labor, to computer programming. He has published works concerning economics, business, government, and media on blogs for several years. He currently works as an independent software designer specializing in web based applications, open source software, and peer-to-peer (P2P) applications.

Ersun describes his writing as being "in the language of the boardroom from the perspective of the shop floor." He adds that "he has no education in journalism other than reading Hunter S. Thompson." But along with life comes the real experience that indeed creates quality writers. Right now, every detail that can help the general public get ahead in life financially, is of paramount importance.

You can write to Ersun at: warncke@comcast.net




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June 2, 2010 11:46 am (Pacific time)

Interesting topic for the news, especially from the business reporter. You might want to warn people of the explicit danger of downloading copyrighted material. There are several lawsuits for such...


Michael Santomauro June 2, 2010 7:17 am (Pacific time)

"Many rabbis and professionals have told me recently that they fear for their jobs should they even begin to articulate their doubts about Israeli policy--much less give explicit support to calls for an end to the occupation." -- Rabbi Michael Lerner April 28, 2002 in the Los Angeles Times


Michael Santomauro June 2, 2010 7:16 am (Pacific time)

"Many rabbis and professionals have told me recently that they fear for their jobs should they even begin to articulate their doubts about Israeli policy--much less give explicit support to calls for an end to the occupation." -- Rabbi Michael Lerner April 28, 2002 in the Los Angeles Times

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