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[FYI] Freenet: Alternative Net Protects Pirates

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Alternative Net Protects Pirates 
by Leander Kahney 

3:00 a.m. 8.Mar.2000 PST 
Open-source advocates are developing an
alternative publishing network that
promises to provide true anonymity in
sharing documents and files over the

But in addition to protecting free speech,
the new system also could be a boon for
multimedia pirates. 

Freenet is an open-source file-transfer
system similar to the Web for sharing digital
content such as HTML pages and MP3 music
files. It will be run by connected clusters of
servers or node stations that could in turn
be run on almost any PC connected to the

But unlike the Web, Freenet has no
centralized administrative infrastructure of
domain name servers (DNS) and IP
addresses that can be used to track users.
Hosting and replicating documents and files
requires that Freenet backers volunteer
their time and resources. 


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