File sharing networks
File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. File sharing may be a...
Peer-to-peer file sharing
Peer-to-peer file sharing is the distribution and sharing of digital media using peer-to-peer (P2P) networking technology. P2P file sharing allows users to access media files such as books, music, mov...
File sharing timeline
This is a timeline of events in the history of file sharing.
File sharing timeline - Wikipedia
File sharing and the law
File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. It involves various l...
BitTorrent
BitTorrent is a protocol for the practice of peer-to-peer file sharing that is used to distribute large amounts of data over the Internet. BitTorrent is one of the most common protocols for transferri...
BitTorrent - Wikipedia
Direct Connect (file sharing)
Direct Connect (DC) is a peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. Direct Connect clients connect to a central hub and can download files directly from one another. Advanced Direct Connect can be considered...
Distributed data storage
A distributed data store is a computer network where information is stored on more than one node, often in a replicated fashion. It is usually specifically used to refer to either a distributed databa...
Gnutella
Gnutella (/nʌˈtɛlə/ with a silent g, but often /ɡnʌˈtɛlə/) (possibly by analogy with the GNU Project) is a large peer-to-peer network. It was the first decentralized peer-to-peer network of its kind,...
Gnutella - Wikipedia
VeryCD
VeryCD is a Chinese website that shares files via eD2k links. The website was begun in September 2003 by Huang Yimeng (Chinese: 黄一孟). In June 2005, Shanghai Source Networking Technology Co., Ltd (...
VeryCD - Wikipedia
Litecoin
Litecoin (LTC) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Inspired by and technically nearly identical to Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin creation an...
Litecoin - Wikipedia
File Sharing in Canada
File sharing in Canada relates to the distribution of digital media in that country. Canada had the greatest number of file sharers by percentage of population in the world according to a 2004 report ...
Soribada
Soribada (Korean: 소리바다) was the first Korean peer-to-peer file-sharing service, launched in 2000 by Sean Yang as a Napster clone. The name 'Soribada' means "Ocean of Sound" or "Receiving (download...
Marabunta
Marabunta is a fully distributed software application for anonymous P2P. The main goal is the fight against internet censorship and assuring the freedom of speech. It is a peer-to-peer platform for in...
Marabunta - Wikipedia
Ripple (payment protocol)
Ripple is a payment system, currency exchange and remittance network by Ripple Labs. It is built upon a distributed, open source Internet protocol, consensus ledger and native currency called ripples ...
Ripple (payment protocol) - Wikipedia
Peer-to-peer computing
Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or work loads between peers. Peers are equally privileged, equipotent participants in the app...
Peer-to-peer computing - Wikipedia
Seeks
Seeks is a Free Software/open source project licensed under the Affero General Public License version 3 (AGPLv3). It exists to create an alternative to the current market-leading search engines, drive...
Rendezvous protocol
A rendezvous protocol is a computer network protocol that enables resources or P2P network peers to find each other. A rendezvous protocol uses a handshaking model, unlike an eager protocol which dire...
EDonkey network
The eDonkey Network (also known as the eDonkey2000 network or eD2k) is a decentralized, mostly server-based, peer-to-peer file sharing network best suited to share big files among users, and to provid...
Privacy in file sharing networks
Peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) systems like Gnutella, KaZaA, and eDonkey/eMule, has become extremely popular in recent years, with the estimated user population in the millions. An academic research ...
Peer support
Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. It commonly refers to an initiative consisting of trained supporters (although it can ...
Perfect Dark (P2P)
Perfect Dark (パーフェクトダーク) is a peer-to-peer file-sharing (P2P) application from Japan designed for use with Microsoft Windows (not to be confused with the video game franchise Perfect Dark). It was...
Perfect Dark (P2P) - Wikipedia
WinMX
WinMX (Windows Music Exchange) is a freeware peer-to-peer file sharing program authored by Frontcode Technologies that ran on Microsoft Windows operating systems of the time, created in 2000. Accordin...
WinMX - Wikipedia
StegoShare
StegoShare is a steganography tool, that allows to embed large files into multiple images. It may be used for anonymous file sharing.
Cryptocurrency
A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new units. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative curre...
GiFT
giFT Internet File Transfer (giFT) is a computer software daemon that allows several file sharing protocols to be used with a simple client having a graphical user interface (GUI). The client dynamic...
GiFT - Wikipedia
Hotline Communications
Hotline Communications Limited (HCL) was a software company founded in 1997, based in Toronto, Canada, with employees also in the United States and Australia. Hotline Communications' main activity was...
Hotline Communications - Wikipedia