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The digital contents distribution system of the present invention distributes digital contents through first and second networks. A server is connected to the first network, and clients for receiving and displaying or reproducing the digital contents are connected to the second network. The server divides digital contents held therein into a plurality of packets, and transmits packets of a minimum unit for constructing the digital contents to the second network. The clients include means for holding the digital contents therein by use of the packets of the minimum unit received from the server and packets received from other clients constructing the second network.