Can Torrents Go Legit?

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Even if downloads are part of

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 19, 2012 - 10:24am.

Even if downloads are part of the future, torrents are not the ideal means to distribute content. Torrents may be attractive as a distribution system because of their speed, it's true, but they are useless for promotion, unlike other distribution means like an artist site, where other products can be sold and user information can be obtained, or a store where users can get more music or related products. Currently, there is no good way to monetize a torrent.

Torrents were created to bypass artists and the corporations they choose to work with, as Ars Technica well knows, and their primary purpose is to make other people's content available for free - not available for sale. They are perfect for their intended purpose.

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