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File-Sharing Tool Grows in Popularity

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File-Sharing Tool Grows in Popularity

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File-Sharing Tool Grows in Popularity

File-Sharing Tool Grows in Popularity

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BitTorrent, the current hot program for sharing files on the Internet, combines the computing power of several file sharers to ease the transfer of large files — such as movies. Is it the next phase in the arms race between the entertainment industry and file sharers, or the future of legal distribution? Hear Joel Rose of member station WHYY.

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