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Site Offers Free Peer-to-Peer Magazine Downloads For ‘Study Purpose Only’

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Magazines, get your legal teams some coffee. Following in the barely legal footsteps of SpotBit.com’s free PDF downloads of magazines earlier this year, Zinoku, a site offering free, peer-to-peer digital magazine downloads utilizing BitTorrent software, has popped up online. The site offers over 350 titles, including Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Maxim, FHM, Make, Seventeen and Playboy.

According to a disclaimer:

“All resources offered by this website are for study purpose only, you must delete all resources you downloaded within 24 hours. If you like the magazine please buy the original. All resources offered by this website are collected through the internet and exchanged between peers for a personal study. Use of any resources offered for commercial purposes is prohibited. We won’t bear any legal responsibility for the resources.”

Nearly all of the consumer titles on SpotBit.com were removed shortly after our post about its existence, though the peer-to-peer aspect of Zinoku may pose a challenge for magazines this time.

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