If it facilitates piracy, ban it!

Amazon change of heart towards FrostWire

Apple banned BitTorrent and now Amazon are banning BitTorrent relating apps.

Various copyright holder groups frequently report “piracy-enabling” apps to Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, alongside requests for the stores to take them offline.

BitTorrent client software are not for piracy only, it is the efficient way of transferring large data to many people, for example it can used to download operating system such as Ubuntu and many other contents which are shared legally.
Will banning apps will solve this?
This will just make people find ways around it and still be able to use it.
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The beauty of FrostWire and other BitTorrent clients is that they offer the freedom to share files with people from all over the world without being censored. Restricting access to apps that make this possible will harm society, Leon believes.

“This is a freedom which eventually protects society from the likes of totalitarian governments, something some of us at FrostWire have lived first hand in Latin America, something that forced me and so many Venezuelans to leave our countries and start again from scratch in the US,” Leon concludes.




Author: Shivniel Gounder

TheGeek : Writes about information security, privacy, cybersecurity and latest tech gadgets and more.

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