File sharing

Freeloading downloaders of music and films who don’t want to be called pirates prefer to say they are ‘file-sharing’ — even though what they are ‘sharing’ is something they don’t own and have taken without paying. If I hack into a bank’s computers and transfer money to all my friends, am I ‘money-sharing’?

Related Episode

The Unspeak Dictionary exposes the meaning and historical context behind familiar Unspeak terms while crowdsourcing new terms into a collective database.

Select a term on the left to show its definition, reference links, and alternative definitions

Suggest a new Unspeak term, add an alternate definition or a new reference link

Vote on the best alternative definitions.

Discover related terms in the episode.

Explore various data visualizations that reflect the real-world usage of the selected term

Watch related episode