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Many pirated game/movie torrents these days have seed boxes which are basically dedicated servers for seeding. I was wondering if leech boxes can be set up by the publishers to delay the torrenting of games.
The speed of download of torrent is determined mostly by the seeder to leecher ratio. Lets say a hacked or custom made torrent client is set up which acts as a leecher. It would discard all the data as soon as it receives it and asks for it again. In this way it can easily soak up all the bandwidth of anyone trying to seed the torrent.
Well, eventually everybody else would be able to download it but it would take an entire month to do so. This would drive up day one sales.