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Submission + - BitTorrent Turns 10 (blogspot.com) 1

ktetch-pirate writes: "On this day, 10 years ago, Bram Cohen released the first bittorrent client to the public. Most P2P protocols have had a rapid rise and then a drop-off as the next best thing has come out, but after 10 years, nothing has bested bittorrent, and it still remains king of the p2p castle. Just when will it be bested?"
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BitTorrent Turns 10

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  • Luck is that legislators have focused directly on those who hurt copyrights instead of prosecuting tools and tool creators. Bittorent has learned from Napster's problems. Torrents are used for lots of legitimate traffic as well, thus justifying legitimity of the tool itself. Since torrents are not 'endangered application' they need not to fear competition. It will take some revolution within p2p world for someone else to get a chance and top bittorrent.

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