Under ordinary situations, you just pull the file down from the internet server whenever you download a file to your PC, like an app from Microsoft or movie from iTunes.
Torrenting is another way of downloading files. However, it does not work like your ordinary download. It utilizes a standard of P2P (person-to-person) file sharing. You utilize software – such as faptorrent – that links to different other PCs spread across the internet, downloading tiny parts of the file from each.
How does it Work
Here is a basic run-down of how it works to help you comprehend the torrenting technical process.
In P2P sharing, protocol commands that as well as downloading the files you like (leeching), you also must contribute to the community of file sharing by uploading files to others (seeding).
Let us say, for instance, you download a well-known TV series. You become one of a lot of individuals able to seed the file to others once the TV series file is on your PC. Other individuals could then leech (download) it in the future.
Is it Safe? Will You Get Caught?
It will be reckless of us if we tell you that it is fully safe. There is a serious chance you would be caught and face legal issues if you torrent music and movies that are copyrighted. Therefore, you must take precautions to hide your identity and location.
ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and Governments work to make life hard for individuals who pirate software and torrent media files. Several ISPs, in the United Kingdom for example, block access to few torrenting-related sites.
In addition to that, the Daily Express has exposed a new association of content creators – the Association for Creativity and Entertainment. This association is tasked specifically with working against piracy online. This includes streaming and torrenting copyrighted material.