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DeleteAccout
06-22-2008, 05:28 PM
Just curious to as what you presonally download. Movies? Software? Music?

What sites do you use and what kind of program?

Im a movie fanatic. Currently picking up a few nice ones for the next few weeks.

Stop-Loss
Superhero Movie
Definitely, Maybe
The Brave One
My Mom's New Boyfriend
Over Her Dead Body
Drillbit Taylor
10,000 B.C
Vantage Point

Any suggestions?

Hans
06-22-2008, 07:01 PM
Yes, you are not supposed to be saying that...

DeleteAccout
06-22-2008, 08:48 PM
..... I fail to see why not. Still no ban on it, so i'm still to free to do as I please.

But uh yeah ... so that means no? no suggestions? lol

V Code
06-22-2008, 10:46 PM
i dont download anything... whats a torrent... something illegal?

DeleteAccout
06-23-2008, 12:03 AM
Depends what you download.

\m/ Rich \m/
06-23-2008, 03:47 AM
i would say .001% of all torrents are legal... so yeah - depends on what you download

thats right - one in a thousand, and thats being generous.

filthy
06-23-2008, 05:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: \m/ Rich \m/</div><div class="ubbcode-body">i would say .001% of all torrents are legal... so yeah - depends on what you download

thats right - one in a thousand, and thats being generous. </div></div>

Have to agree there

Copyright infringement is illegal, but the uploaders are the "drug dealers"...they're not really after the users like they are the pushers..

Hans
06-23-2008, 01:24 PM
It's iffy, because as a downloader you are also automatically uploading parts of the torrent file. So technically speaking you are both a down and up loader.

\m/ Rich \m/
06-23-2008, 02:35 PM
i think he was referring to the folks that initially post the torrents

Hans
06-23-2008, 02:56 PM
There's nothing illegal about posting a torrent.

DeleteAccout
06-23-2008, 04:14 PM
in order to post it ... you have to first aquire it. By aquireing something that's copyrighted ... you are indeed breaking the law.

Strife
06-23-2008, 04:22 PM
Is making files available against the law? If it is, posting a torrent to a copyrighted file would then be considered breaking the law.

Hans
06-23-2008, 04:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tormented Soul</div><div class="ubbcode-body">in order to post it ... you have to first aquire it. By aquireing something that's copyrighted ... you are indeed breaking the law. </div></div>

The torrent itself does not hold any copyright information. The file you download after you use the torrent could be containing copyright material.
It's always been a very iffy issue as to whether or not torrents and indexing them with a tracker are legal or not.

V Code
06-23-2008, 10:55 PM
well if one posts a torrent to download.... where does the original file come from. theres the illegal bugger. and then. when your downloading, your also uploading and sharing this file. so regardless of what anyone think. you are committing a crime. unless the file is one of those .01% of legal torrents.

Hans
06-24-2008, 08:03 AM
You can make a text document and put a torrent up for it. The torrent itself never holds any copyright information.

Hans
06-24-2008, 08:10 AM
I guess after reading the article below, anything can be considered illegal...

Recording Industry Decries AM-FM Broadcasting as 'A Form of Piracy'


http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/recording-indus.html

Hans
06-24-2008, 08:12 AM
Or how about this. I think I am going to throw my computer out, to be on the safe side...

The Motion Picture Association of America said Friday intellectual-property holders should have the right to collect damages, perhaps as much as $150,000 per copyright violation, without having to prove infringement.

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/mpaa-says-no-pr.html#previouspost

V Code
06-24-2008, 10:03 AM
lol, but what about burnt cds. someone could leave one in your car and BAM! your up the river.. lol

Hans
06-24-2008, 10:17 AM
Next time you listen to the radio, you could go to jail.

DeleteAccout
06-24-2008, 08:32 PM
haha .... oh my! This owrld is so absurd with it's laws now a days!.

ANYHOO .... I dont seed. Yeah Yeah Yeah ... Im an arsehole. But I dont want to get myself into a fix :P. I download what movies I want .... watch them, and delete them.

V Code
06-25-2008, 12:54 AM
i do not seed wither, i pay for my usage which allows me not to see = 100gigs down instead of 50 down and up in order to maintain ratio

403_forbidden
06-25-2008, 02:39 PM
I only use torrents to download unix distros......:)

filthy
06-26-2008, 03:32 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Hans</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> There's nothing illegal about posting a torrent. </div></div>

The Canadian Law says different...

Andre
06-26-2008, 04:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FCY</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Hans</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> There's nothing illegal about posting a torrent. </div></div>

The Canadian Law says different... </div></div>
Don't tell that to the CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/nextprimeminister/blog/2008/03/download_canadas_next_great_pr.html

Hans
06-26-2008, 07:24 AM
I can make a text file with openoffice, make a torrent for it and put it up on a tracker. There's absolutely nothing illegal about it.

Asparas
08-11-2008, 02:08 PM
I was always under the impression that we are still able to download legally in Canada. Doesn't it only become illegal when you start taking that downloaded stuff and sell it?