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p2p?

By ripken204
Feb 28, 2005
  1. not too sure where to put this so im guna put it here,
    i was wondering what the laws were on p2p, i know a few years ago they were debating it but i have heard nothing about it recently, is it legal or not?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Its legal for non copyrighted material.
     
  3. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    they are still suing and shutting down sites. so unless you want a cease and desist letter from your isp, id be careful
     
  4. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    k, i guess i wont be able to dload stuff then, those lucky canadians!
     
  5. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    i thought it was legal AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE MATERIAL. but what do i no???
     
  6. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    thats only for back ups of game
     
  7. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    from what i get out of the whole thing is, its legal to download(or atleast thats not what they are concentrating on) its the uploading that gets u in trouble. depending on how intent you are to do it, there are programs out there(such as protowall) (not that im condoning p2p) to block anti p2p companies
     
  8. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There is nothing illegal about p2p. It's just a tool like a VCR or a semi-automatic rifle or a half-brick. What you do with it is up to you and it is only your actions that are criminal.

    It is perfectly legal to dowload things off p2p that are legal to download. Feel free to use p2p software to get Linux CD images or shareware or anything else that you have the right to distribute and copy.
     
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    My reply was the first response to this thread... :suspiciou :confused:
     
  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Well, your reply was obviously ignored so I thought I'd reiterate :p
     
  11. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    I read your post. It was a great one. I just wasnt sure If the thread was referring to copyrighted or non-copyrighted material. Atleast now all the bases are covered.
     
  12. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    for copyrighted
     
  13. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    then my response was just. lol
     
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