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eMule celebrates its 20th anniversary, looking back at an illegal downloading company

If you’ve already hung out on the internet in the early 2000s and have not used it, you know about eMul. In 2022, download software Napster will begin its life in the ashes. If the Bittorent protocol had changed that today, many users would still remember this special time.

In the dawn of the 2000s, Naptcher made headlines. Previously relatively close, the site became known around the world following the lawsuit brought by Metallica and in particular – more than usual – led by the angry Lars Ulrich. In 2001, its creators finally left and closed the store. However, this is far from the end of the peer-to-peer download.

In fact, it takes many clones. Limewire Of course, this caused a cold sweat for many unwise internet users, and especially Emul. Small software was born in 2022 and differs from its predecessors in a certain way: like its integrators, the eMule database has been expanded. In other words, users upload and share their files.

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Emul was released 20 years ago

Then begins a gigantic Russian roulette that will last for many years. At that time, it was not uncommon to download bad files instead of the ones you wanted to get – not to say very common. This practice made the famous part of Bill Clinton’s speech in the Monica Lewinsky era or jokes like the invincible Rick Roll still unforgettable today.

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Most likely, this spread has allowed hackers to distribute their malware massively, making it impossible for users to verify the validity of files online. At that point, keep in mind that a simple song takes ten minutes to download. Fortunately, for the most part, it ended up with tracks that web users misplaced or attributed to misleading artists. And instead of forgetting pornography instead of “recommended” images.

Born a year ago, the protocol will be signed by the end of the 2000s at the end of eMule, Limewire and other similar software. By widely democratizing the practice. The creator of the EMule, Vincent Valet, will face up to 14 months in prison suspended in 2015.