If you download movies from a torrent site is it illegal?

By suncoool25
Aug 5, 2010
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  1. so I downloaded diary of a whimpy kid, school of rock, the spy next door,the pacifier,the simpsons movie, and a hindi movie called my name is khan. from a torrent site. so i wanted to know if its illegal to download these movies
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,258   +214

    Of course its illegal, at least in the US.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,257   +110

    Only if its copyrighted.
    Mind you, most movies in the US are copyrighted.
  4. ChinoNYC

    ChinoNYC Newcomer, in training Posts: 102

    A hindu movie may not be subject to copyright laws in the U.S., but the rest of the movies mentioned are copyrighted so yes, it is ILLEGAL to download them.
  5. subtitles10

    subtitles10 Newcomer, in training

    in most countries it depends of the author's permission to redistribute or copy! so its illegal.
  6. darkty

    darkty Newcomer, in training Posts: 53

    I guess you can say it is Illegal. However, Many people do it and the government is not really paying attention as they have more important things to do.


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