Internet Archive goes Filesharing on Bittorrent

Internet ArchiveDas Internet Archive hat drölftausend seiner Public Domain-Werke ins Bittorrent-Netzwerk gestellt. Angeblich wollen sie auch Echtzeit-Statistiken dazu veröffentlichen, die mich echt brennend interessieren würden (wie oft wird tatsächlich der großartige 1939er Zeichentrickfilm „Gullivers Reisen“ von den Fleischer Studios geshared? Wie oft „Night of the living Dead“?), aber der Server spuckt nur 504-Fehler aus, leider.

“I supported the original creation of BitTorrent because I believe in building technology to make it easy for communities to share what they have. The Archive is helping people to understand that BitTorrent isn’t just for ephemeral or dodgy items that disappear from view in a short time. BitTorrent is a great way to get and share large files that are permanently available from libraries like the Internet Archive,” said John Gilmore, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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