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Synonyms for leech

Synonyms for leech

one who depends on another for support without reciprocating

to take advantage of the generosity of others

Synonyms for leech

carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end

a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

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BitTorrent Bundle reaches an audience of more than 170 million passionate music and film fans around the world.
users use the BitTorrent protocol to upload and download music,
Although, the BitTorrent Live itself remains in beta, BitTorrent said that the lack of polish to the mobile app would be in the developing protocol and not the app itself.
BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (12) ("P2P") file sharing protocol (13) that allows users in different geographic locations to share files.
Nationwide, more than 250,000 people have been accused of illegally downloading copyrighted material via BitTorrent, the lawyers said.
BitTorrent users do not search for original content files themselves, since the content file is a reconstruction made up of different parts downloaded from a number of different computers.
Of course, BEN's potential isn't harmed by the fact that BitTorrent software is currently installed on an estimated 135million computers.
According to some ISPs almost a third of the internet's bandwidth is being consumed by BitTorrent streams.
BitTorrent has previously been criticised for assisting piracy of studio films by enabling the exchange of illegally copied films and programs.
Whatever its effect on DVD rentals and ticket sales, BitTorrent is undeniably huge: The program has been downloaded by some 30 million users already, and the British firm CacheLogic estimates that it may account for more than a third of all Internet traffic, more than all other peer-to-peer programs combined.
The Motion Picture Association of America wants to stop people using the program BitTorrent to swap pirated movies.
SAN FRANCISCO -- BitTorrent and best-selling author Tim Ferriss have combined forces today to promote the upcoming book The 4-Hour Chef.
On "This InformationWeek" host Curtis Franklin and the editors of InformationWeek discuss Mozilla's switch to Yahoo, BitTorrent for business, and the other important technology stories of the week.
The backlash by the users compelled BitTorrent to make the visibility of ads optional.
9 million downloaded via BitTorrent, for the second year in a row.