Apple allows bittorrent app with self-censorship

Aug

11

2014

Apple has approved an app that can be downloaded torrents. To an iOS device However, the app has a major limitation: it is only possible to download files from certain legal sources.

Apple logo The app then Blue Downloader, who recently appeared in the App Store, does not make it possible to download torrents. sites like The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents Why are certain other BitTorrent sites like Bitlove, Linux Tracker and Archive.org, where only legal content is found, supported.

The app in its description and its application name deliberately did not mention the support for the bittorrent protocol. Developer Harrison Tyler said in an interview with TorrentFreak that he decided to curtail because he expected that Apple’s app otherwise would not approve. functionality of the app “I’m not normally for restrictions,” he says.

Apple does not normally bittorrent apps in the App Store, because it would facilitate illegal downloading, even though the protocol is also used for distributing open source software, for example. In 2010 an application was approved that made ​​it possible for torrents adding to the torrent service ImageShack, but that app is now no longer available.

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