This is my wikibook for the project.

Internet piracy is when unauthorized copies are downloaded over the internet. This is typically done through peer-to-peer file sharing systems, the some prolific examples being The Pirate Bay and LimeWire. There are currently hundreds of thousands of warez sites providing unlimited access to downloads for users. The same purchasing rules apply to on-line software purchases as for those bought in compact disk format.

The middle computer is acting as a seed to provide a file to the other computers which act as peers.

Common Internet piracy techniques are:

  • Websites that make software available for free download or in exchange for others.
  • Online auction sites that offer counterfeit or out-of-channel software.
  • peer-to-peer networks that enable unauthorized transfer of copyrighted programs.

Once downloaded, these pirated files are hosted on a BitTorrent client. Such clients include μTorrent, Xunlei, Transmission, QBittorrent, Vuze, Deluge, and BitComet.