Download or unloads is a copy of any file, like documents, audio, video, programs, etc., that is transmitted from Internet or a remote computer, towards the hard disk of a local computer. Almost all the people anywhere in the world, use this method to obtain what they need, in their own computers, or to accede to archives in the Web. For this reason, he is one of the used terms more in Internet.
The term download more commonly is used like the transference of a file from a service in line towards the computer of a user. The people can unload archives from Internet, by means of the www, FTP, IRC, among others. Popularly, the hispanohablantes people identify the action to unload the term “to lower” (down is down in English, and load is to load). It is for that reason that in a conversation on the unloading of archives, commonly can be listened to something like: “I lowered tal o cual file, it served that me stops….”.
In strict rigor, whenever we accede to the Web we are realising unloadings, that in the case of the half-full pages are realised of automatic way by the navigator. This type of unloadings is transparent for the user, in the sense that does not control them; the elements that the page has, like the photos, the bellboys, the text, etc. are included here, at the request of the navigator. Then, they are arriving little by little, until completing the image of the site that the user wishes to see. In this case, all the users of Internet carry out unloadings or do download, they know or no. to it.
As far as download or the unloadings from archives to which east article talks about, are at the request of each person, reason why in this case, its participation is needed. The most common form is the direct unloading, that does not need specific programs aside from the navigator. Many pages exist that contain connections to unload or to lower archives. In some the unloading only with clicking in that connection takes place, because the archives are stored in the servant; then, the folder is due to choose so that it is kept the file in the computer, or to only hope the unloading to see the file from Internet, without keeping it. This option allows to use managing programs of unloadings, that can come including in the navigator of the user.
Another way is to use the services of storage companies and unloading like Megaupload or Rapidshare, among others. The use of this system requires several passages after clicking in the connection, like writing some characters of security, waiting for an amount of time, to write passwords or to pay, if a better service is desired. For small archives, it is only needed to make the steps once, but for great archives, it is necessary to every time lower them by parts, repeating the process soon to join each piece with the corresponding program (when having all the parts in a folder, only coarse with extracting one of them and result will be the complete file).
Other forms to realise unloadings are using a program FTP or networks P2P. The FTP is a network protocol that is used to transfer information from a computer to another one through a network like Internet. The client or user connects a servant to lower enviárselos archives of him or. As far as the P2P, it is a system that allows to interchange archives between the same people. In this case, a usuary one lowers a file from the computer of another one, while this loss, as well, a file of the computer of first or others. This system is very popular also; Kazaa and Ares are examples of the used P2P more.
I tell you like data, that download by means of the use of the P2P does not constitute a crime in itself; he is not illegal. As far as the direct unloading, as much as for the P2P or unloadings by connections in the Web, yes it could be an illegal activity, in the case that acquires a file protected by the author rights.