Russian Torrent Tracker to Deliver Torrents through Instant MessagingAdded: Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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The largest torrent tracker in Russia that was recently “banned forever” proves that any web blockade can be bypassed. According to the reports, RuTracker develops a bot system that will use a local messaging system to deliver uncensored magnet links to the public.
In recent months, Russia has become a blocking front-runner, which is quite unusual given its traditional attitude to copyright infringement. However, Internet users can always find ways to circumvent bans using VPNs, proxies and mirrors. Now RuTracker is ready to use an alternative system to bypass the ban. According to reports, the giant tracker is working on a bot system that will deliver torrents to people using the encrypted IM service Telegram created by the founder of the largest social network in the country, vKontakte.
Telegram is a multi-platform messaging system. Launched in 2013, it has grown from 100,000 daily users to 100 million users within three years. Its attractiveness for RuTracker lies in its reach, as it can broadcast any kind of file to an unlimited audience. Apparently, RuTracker is going to use Telegram to distribute magnet links added in recent months.
However, it is unknown how RuTracker will be received by Telegram’s operators. The problem is that the service has some rules about infringing content despite being generally anti-censorship and refusing to comply with Russian government restrictions on freedom of speech. Telegram explained that to continue distributing its app through the App Store and Google Play, it has to process legitimate requests to take down unauthorized public content within the app. So, it is unclear how Telegram will view the transmission of magnet links.
In the meantime, the representatives of the entertainment industry already worry about the turn of events, saying that they are going to file complaints with Google and Apple. They also point out that Telegram is an international project and therefore has to comply with the DMCA, even though Telegram site has no mentions of that legislation.
Anyway, the move by the torrent tracker is very unusual. RuTracker hasn’t really concerned itself with too much innovation recently, but this year it had to respond aggressively after being blocked “forever” in Russia.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
|Whatever method is used to share im all for. May those who attempt to stop the sharing burn for eternity.||
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