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How do they handle abuse though? Like, people using it to host, say, pirated TV shows? Maybe a max download limit that makes it impractical for that use case?

The files are available up until they have been downloaded (from 1 to 100 times) or until a certain timeframe has elapsed (from 5 minutes to 7 days). See the screenshot at the article.

We are working on a plugin for BitTorrent that will automatically re-upload a file to Firefox Send when the old link expires and then make the new link available in the torrent.

Why? Why wreck a good thing so no one else can enjoy it?

The torrent protocol is already there. Don't put that cost on the Mozilla Org.

I certainly hope that Mozilla can/will detect and punish this sort of abuse.

This is why we can't have nice things.

2.5GB file limit is a bit small for good quality TV shows (and especially movies).

With HEVC 2.5GB is perfectly fine for a 2 hour movie.

Maybe for 1080p. It's 10-15GB for 4k.

I think we can all agree 1080p is "good quality", right? Your average pirate probably isn't demanding 4K quality, I imagine.

I'd be amazed if a majority of people were downloading 4K movies these days.

Yeah, the majority are probably not, but i'd prefer to download at the highest quality available.

Then you understand "How do they handle abuse though? Like, people using it to host, say, pirated TV shows?" remains an open question.

Depends on the runtime. For low quality Netflix dumps (from Netflix, not because it got reencoded) it's usually enough, even for 1080p.

One can always split files.

winrar and 7-zip can break up files into chunks of any size you specify.

Even single episodes?

That should be fine, though I'm pretty sure I have some episodes that are above that.

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