Half-million users on Hungarian p2p file sharing site

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Although file sharing beyond certain limits can be illegal, Hungary-based peer-to-peer (p2p) website nCore has more than 580,000 users and numbers are on the increase.

The site includes the latest movies, albums, TV series, games and books. Since the system is based on a p2p basis, and the actual files are not stored on the site but on the individual computers of the half million users, the police are unable to take action.

The site has even started a public page on a social network sites and collected 26,000 followers in just few days. Site founders and main administrators, claoking themselves with anonymity, claim they opened the public group to let the users know about recent changes.

The admins say they have insisted on staying anonymous for the sake of retaining their privacy and not because they are afraid of legal action. They rejected speculation that they want to annoy the authorities by going public, or would like to gain greater popularity in order to profit from selling online advertisements.

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