Do you think that P2P networking is only used to illegally download the copyrighted materials? Well, think again. The Internet Archive has collaborated with the Peer to Peer (P2P) technology, and now the site is making more than one million torrents available to general mass. This includes tons of movies (like Sex Madness), songs, audio books, magazines, radio shows, tv commercials and lot more exciting stuff.
“I supported the original creation of BitTorrent because I believe in building technology to make it easy for communities to share what they have. The Archive is helping people to understand that BitTorrent isn’t just for ephemeral or dodgy items that disappear from view in a short time. BitTorrent is a great way to get and share large files that are permanently available from libraries like the Internet Archive,” said John Gilmore, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
To download the files, scroll down to the bottom of that file, and you will find both the direct http links for that file as well as the archive torrents, and your bittorrent client (such as utorrent, vuze or transmission) will take care of the rest. You can expect good speed while downloading from them, because you will downloading simultaneously from two powerful servers (located at different datacenter) which they have dedicated for seeding the torrent files.
The CEO of BitTorrent Inc, Eric Klinker said in a press conference that the goal of this project is to “protect and maintain society’s cultural artifacts.”
Well, if that’s the case I am going to download a lot of stuffs from them!