BitTorrent Beginner’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Technology isn’t inherently good or bad; it depends on how it’s used. Peer-to-peer file sharing is one technology that has potential good uses but is often used for bad ones.

The BitTorrent peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol is no exception. Created in 2001 by a computer-science student as a way to share files while saving bandwidth, BitTorrent suffers from a bad reputation because it is often used for piracy.