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Wired: Alternative Net Protects Pirates

Open-source advocates are developing an alternative
publishing network that promises to provide true anonymity in
sharing documents and files over the Internet….

“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 Internet.”

“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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