Why does it seam like torrenting is frowned upon

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  1. idk5

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    i have noticed that there a very thin line with torrenting and it seams like internet providers don't like you torrenting, and torrenting has a bad rep for being used only for illegal uses.
    Please correct me on this or inform me on this topic.
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    Well in general torrenting is considered piracy.

    In my experience the majority of torrents out there is pirated material.

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    Torrenting is mainly used for piracy. Their frown is justified.

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    true it is used for piracy a lot
     
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    +1 to all responses.

    How many times are you going to find a legit software or media on torrent sites? There are uses for legit torrents, but I'm gonna say 95% of them aren't and that is why they are frowned upon.
     
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    I like torrenting big files like linux

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    Torrenting is Napstering
     
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    Kind of a dumb thing to say.
     
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    How?

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    Well I think you are just feeding the trolls, but it was a completely different technology. Correct me if I'm wrong but napster used a central server and bittorrent is distributed, everyone acts as a client and a server, at least they do if they are sharing. But I think we both know that he was really trying to cast bittorrent in a negative light by calling it "napstering" when their are many legitimate uses for it too.
     
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    There are legit uses for it but overall its used to share illegal media. And since it got popular by torrenting illegal software that's why its frowned upon.

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    Sheldon...you are reading to far into it and complicating it without merit.

    I'm into "the whole brevity thing"....I was using Napster as a generalization.