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Old 10-25-2005, 01:13 AM   #1
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A Bit Of A Legality Challenge

I've spent the past half hour searching the internet for laws on piracy for music, movies, programs and so on...can anybody tell me what the laws are, as I have been downloading recklessly lately, and am wondering if it is worth stopping ...

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Keep in mind that I live in Canada...
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:35 AM   #2
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I can take a look, never really thought or cared what they were lol. I download all the time *looks around for 'cops' (Cliffy) j/k*.
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:40 AM   #3
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I'm getting nervous though, because like 2 weeks ago the police did raids in like 11 countries, Candada and the U.S. included (surprise surprise), and I wanted to know if I should watch out to avoid this, because my downloading technique is downloading like 20 different files, with the same content, and taking the one that finishes first, so I've probably downloaded like 100gigs in the last 2 months alone lol
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:46 AM   #4
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I hadn't heard of that. I usually just go for whatever has the most users and if its too slow then cancel it and try again. I use Limewire and sometimes certain files dont work cause they say something about licensed product. I'd hate to say something and you get caught, but i personally wouldnt worry much about it.
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:59 AM   #5
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the way i see it....since you are easily able to get them off the net, how can they really charge you? just plead ignorance and dont download the bad porn, are they really gunna charge us for having 10,000 free songs in a weekend, maybe. i really have no idea just get em while you can cuz soon it will be hard to file share, im sure lars ulrich will comeback and try to kill us all with his whining like a little bitch, so instead of making 100 million off the record they only make 50 million. boo ****in hoo
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Old 10-25-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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... so instead of making 100 million off the record they only make 50 million. boo ****in hoo
So you wouldn't care if somebody took half of your income away?

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Old 10-25-2005, 02:44 PM   #7
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So you wouldn't care if somebody took half of your income away?

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indeed, the reason they're making so much is because they earned it, so no matter how much money you make or don't make, get off their back, they earned it and don't deserve to have a single penny taken away from it.
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Old 10-25-2005, 05:09 PM   #8
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There really isnt any safe method of downloading pirated music, games etc. With some of the older file sharing programs like morpheous and kazaa it was very easy for you to get caught. Just to let you know limewire isnt the best program to use. With the next versions that come out it blocks illegal music, and other files. There is a program called frostwire that was just released that is just like limewire but doesent have the built in protections. If you really want to download torrents are the only way to go
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Old 10-25-2005, 06:33 PM   #9
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the laws in canada state that we can have copies of material for personal use. we can get those copies from from other people, provided we did not pay them for it. nor can we sell the material to others.
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The laws really just depend on where you are. I dont know about canada but in the us its perfectly legal to download pirated material but its illegal to upload it. If you take a look at the lawsuits the music and movie industys filed its only big uploaders that they are going after.
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Old 10-25-2005, 08:11 PM   #11
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No one cares really, DL away. I've DL'ed probably over 5000 songs, and quite a few DVD movies. I've also probably burned about 25-30 CD's of my friends and another 10 or so DVD's. It's the Music and Movie industry's fault for not putting a stop to it while they should have.

If someone wants to support them, go right ahead and spend your $20 on a DVD or $15 on a CD. I have no qualms about that. I'll just be smarter and DL the entire alblum in 5 minutes burn it to a CD that cost 30 cents and also be able to put 180 more songs on that CD (MP3).
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:03 PM   #12
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There really isnt any safe method of downloading pirated music, games etc. With some of the older file sharing programs like morpheous and kazaa it was very easy for you to get caught. Just to let you know limewire isnt the best program to use. With the next versions that come out it blocks illegal music, and other files. There is a program called frostwire that was just released that is just like limewire but doesent have the built in protections. If you really want to download torrents are the only way to go

Does that mean the Frostwire is better?

I use Limewire, and DC++, but for those of you who use it, you know you have to share a certain amount to get into certain hubs...would it be illegal to share there?
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......It's the Music and Movie industry's fault for not putting a stop to it while they should have.....:
That's classic. It's always somebody else's fault.

That's like saying, "It's your fault you didn't close your garage door so I just took it." It still doesn't make it right.

Well that industry IS closing the door and will be going after the people still doing it.

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Old 10-25-2005, 09:34 PM   #14
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That's classic. It's always somebody else's fault.

That's like saying, "It's your fault you didn't close your garage door so I just took it." It still doesn't make it right.

Well that industry IS closing the door and will be going after the people still doing it.

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If I made $10 million, I wouldn't care if $9,000,000, it's still a lot of money...they're way too spoiled, and wantd to raise the prices of music on iTunes from $.99 to like $1.19, to lose even more people who buy from there
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That's classic. It's always somebody else's fault.

That's like saying, "It's your fault you didn't close your garage door so I just took it." It still doesn't make it right.

Well that industry IS closing the door and will be going after the people still doing it.

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...you certainly make me laugh. And have no logical concept of how things SHOULD be ran.

It's already too out of control. They missed their chance of controlling it a LONG time ago. The war on piracy is going to be like the war on drugs. It's POINTLESS. No matter how much you fight against it, it will continue to grow... People dont give two shits less about threats and the entire 100 people a year that get convicted of piracy. The only way they can REALLY crack down on internet music piracy and DVD movie burning is by invading peoples personal lives (basically putting tracking devices in computers, having programs to track what people download, etc...) And they cannot and will not do this...

Plus if they tried to escalate the war on piracy it would continue to farther our nations incredulous debt like the money we waste on the war on drugs. Lesson to you in government 101.

Again this no one elses fault than the music and movie industry's. They created the problem. It's an innate drive of human beings to get something free if they cant be stopped. But if they are stopped before it really gets started or they start jailing everyone. THEN it can be controlled. Plus, I have no remorse for steven speilburg or any music artist when I "Steal" their movie or songs. Not contributing to the muti-millions they already make. Who's more greedy here? The people who just want to get music and movie for cheaper? Or the creators who already make millions upon millions and want MORE?
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