BitTorrent is a file-sharing protocol that allows downloaders of large files to share the burden of distributing the files to other downloaders, keeping bandwidth usage down for the original server. It is a wonderful concept, used by many free software projects, such as Dyne:bolic and LibreOffice, as well as many other forms of independent media. However, it has also become notorious as the protocol of choice for copyright infringers the world over (presumably due in no small part to CNET's antics). For this reason, Comcast used unfair methods to indiscriminately thwart the use of the BitTorrent protocol by its customers, until the FCC told them to stop in 2008. The methods used also had the capacity to interfere with normal HTTP traffic to Google, which is one of the main reasons why Comcast is now so hated.