We mentioned the groovy counterintuitive download technique known as BitTorrent back in May:
- BitTorrent is a “swarming” file download system. After you download the file, your computer automatically hosts it for other people to download, instead of everyone downloading from the same congested server. The more people there are downloading a file, the faster everyone’s downloads will be! Sounds too good to be true, right?
Now BitTorrent is offering free, fast, legal music at LegalTorrents – freaky!
This is a collection of legally downloadable, freely distributable ‘net.label’ electronica MP3 files which we’ve made available via BitTorrent. Our server provides the initial seed and remains a contributing uploader. From there, everyone that grabs the BitTorrent client and downloads helps contribute more bandwidth, because BitTorrent utilizes your unused upload bandwidth.
This is what music on the Internet is supposed to be about – give it a try.