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Thread: Article: The Myth of Free Private Trackers: A Commentary on the Economics of Private

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    I tried to confirm the source, but that site had been disabled due to not paying its bills...Irony?

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    Anyway, the article reads more like an anti-p2p lawyer's attempt to get sites shut down than it comes across as "speaking the truth".

    I have long since compared file-sharing and libraries. Here is another example that fits...Is it wrong to borrow/read a library book? No. Is there money involved? Yes. From the purchase and donation of books/music/videos to maintenance on the grounds/building to the electricity needed to keep the building warm, and the lights on to the need for professional staff to keep the library organized and running----yes, there is money involved. It is no more automatically "dirty" on a tracker than it is in a public library.

    While this blog is fun, it should not be placed in with news. It is most of the time opinion, and one-sided a t that.
    Last edited by megabyteme; 09-28-2010 at 10:25 PM.

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    I agree with megabyteme, maybe some tracker follow the articles ways but definitely not all.

    There are a lot of trackers that are not fond of seed boxes and others that have a point system if you can not physically up load what u have downloaded it gives u virtual upload. All u have to do is show that u are willing to try to seed for some days and try to help keeping the files on the tracker for as long as possible.
    Last edited by kuhore; 09-28-2010 at 09:32 PM.

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    With usenet you dont have to upload...

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    @MBM, the source is FSF

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    Thanks for the correction, Cabalo. It reads exactly like something Backie would write.

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    Some of what he wrote applies to some trackers, but none of it applies to all. He's trying to make sweeping generalizations based on conditions that exist in isolated places.

    I can only hope his next effort as an investigative writer is better researched and given a tad more thought, or I predict a very short career for him as a blogger
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