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    Torrent: Remote Downloading via ImageShack?

    Apparently they are trailing a service to allow downloading of torrents on to their server, from which you can download off later. They will even seed for you!
    Its gone private beta now, but apparently was open before.

    tor.imageshack.us/tor/
    torrentfreak.com/ima…05/

    V. Strange behaviour from a "respectable" company.

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    Are torrents looked down upon since you say that this is strange behaviour from a respectable company?

    dcx_badass;1846600

    Sounds good if it works well.Yes torrents are frowned upon by most.



    Sometimes I hate torrents as people tend to leetch and delete the file from torrents so they do not seed it. So it takes forever to get what you want.. You'd be faster saving up the money and going to the shops to get it by the time you get the torrent

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    nacider;1846596

    Are torrents looked down upon since you say that this is strange … Are torrents looked down upon since you say that this is strange behaviour from a respectable company?



    No not for that reason.
    Imageshack regularly bans website from linking images to their site regularly for copyright reasons (when you see that big message on a forum saying this site is banned). They try to remove all questionable content such as movie stills samples, ect as quick as possible.
    But now it is willing to allow users to download anything to its servers, and it will actively share them for you! Seems strange.

    Their gonna get big lawsuit.

    Whoa there. Torrents are not necessarily frowned upon - they are the preferred method of distrubution for most Linux distros as they reduce the workload on free servers. Several companies have used the bittorrent protocol to distribute material - it is certainly the best P2P protocol to date.

    In the same way there is a stigma about newsgroups. But then newsgroups were fundamental to what we now regard as the internet and by all accounts distributed file sharing using bittorrent or similar protocol may well become fundamental to the future of the internet...

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