[QUOTE=Zzyzxroad;2524884]I still dont quite understand why people are still using p2p crap when there are so many other places to download stuff, and the contents of the rar file is more reliable.[/QUOTE]
More reliable than what?
A bare MKV or avi cannot be passworded, and you can play a partial file for verification that it is what it says it is. Rar’s can require passwords, cannot be played prior to the entire file(s) being downloaded and may or may not be what the uploader says it is.
Torrents are true P2P. There’s no centralized server required. You just need to get you hands on the original torrent file.
If you mention usenet … it’s not just a central server, but a large network of usenet servers … each server keeping access logs … and you have to pay for usenet access.
The point of pirating content is that you don’t have to pay for it.
You’d have to be crazy, to pay for songs/movies/books which you don’t own, and can be prosecuted for possessing. Crazy.