Need a legal use for my new Upload speed. Torrents?

bmadd

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Hello,

I recently got a much better internet connection (100/40Mbps) with unlimited data and I'm looking to put my upload to good use. I figure the best way to do this is to have torrent files for upload but I don't have any interest in using it to facilitate piracy, only genuine legal content to share. I'm not sure what there is out there that uses torrents for downloads but I've thought of Linux and not much else.

Can anyone provide me with some websites that deal with this or give me some suggestions. Perhaps torrents is the wrong path and there is something else?
 

bmadd

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I've currently got a few linux distro's (Ubuntu, openSUSE, Mint, Debian) and the Unigine benchmarks. I won't be adding a limit on the upload speed so if they can pull the full speed, they can.

I was hoping for some more files to throw in the torrent client. I've thought about adding windows iso's but that isn't legal, i think.
 

USAFRet

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No, don't put Windows ISO's in there.
 

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You should put a limit on the uploads, even if it's close to 40Mbps. If your upstream connection becomes saturated it will kill your browsing speed. You'd have to be seeding a fair bit to reach that sort of bandwidth usage though.
 

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I am not a lawyer, nor am I a licensed retailer of Microsoft products. That said, unless you have verified and explicit written consent by Microsoft, it most certainly is NOT legal to seed or download Windows ISOs. In fact, stating that you're thinking about doing so is essentially implicating yourself in a crime (implication is not conviction) -- I'm not sure why anyone would do that.

You're free to download and seed software with a EULA that allows for acquisition and redistribution. I'd suggest you thoroughly read the EULA of whatever it is you'd like to redistribute and from there proceed accordingly. To do otherwise would be quite a legal folly. Also, just because you have a better connection, it doesn't mean that all of the bandwidth will be accessible.
 
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