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Is it illeagal to d-l from these sites,can someone fill me in,thanks
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If you are downloading copyrighted material, yes... it is illegal. If you are downloading open, licensefree, shareware, freeware, etc... then no.
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What DuckieHo said is right.
It would be easier to answer your question more precise though if you mentioned what you are actually planning to download
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utorrent is a bit torrent client that handles bit torrent downloads. Kind of like a get right but using a different protocol.

There are many legal torrents out there for instance to download linux the easiest way is via bit torrent. But it isnt where the torrent came from its what inside it for example you can download freeware that is legal from www.mininova.org but you can also download alot of copyrighted software aswell.

Basically if it isn't copyrighted or you own the rights eg. you have bought the software and have a copy of the key or disc (depending on your state/countries law) then its legal but if you dont then the chances are that it is illegal.
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yup- it's legal as long as the files are legal- ie not pirated software/media. I must say that a large percentage of what is downloaded on torrents is illegal, but there is certainly a lot of legitimate material out there as well.
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music,pc games,its utorrent 1.7.7 ive really only used limewire pro to d-l music,is that ok unless you burn them to cd's or what,im not sure what would be illeagle or not?
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music,pc games,its utorrent 1.7.7 ive really only used limewire pro to d-l music,is that ok unless you burn them to cd's or what,im not sure what would be illeagle or not?
No, use or sharing of any copyrighted material without a purchase of a license is ILLEGAL.
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Is it illeagal to d-l from these sites,can someone fill me in,thanks
As you might be able to gather from the responses, this is a silly question. It's like asking, "Is it illegal to download porn on a website?" It completely depends on what you are downloading, not where you are getting it. Just think about how this would work in the real world. If I see a crack dealer on the corner, is it legal to go buy something off of him? Sure... as long as it's not the crack (or something else illegal).

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music,pc games,its utorrent 1.7.7 ive really only used limewire pro to d-l music,is that ok unless you burn them to cd's or what,im not sure what would be illeagle or not?
Honestly? You damn well know you don't own the music and games you are looking at, right? It doesn't matter how you acquire the files... be it utorrent, or limewire, or IRC, or BBS, or a good old fashioned warez site... it is illegal.

I've got a magic glove here I can sell you. When you put it on, anything you do with the hand contained becomes legal. Pay hookers, buy drugs, rob a bank (just make sure to hold the gun with the hand in the magic glove)... everything is legal when done through the magic glove. Interested?
Edited by dankoni - 6/17/08 at 9:07am
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music,pc games,its utorrent 1.7.7 ive really only used limewire pro to d-l music,is that ok unless you burn them to cd's or what,im not sure what would be illeagle or not?
My brain just imploded.
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no really ive never even tryed these programs before thats why im asking,i here people use them all the time but i havent.I do have limewire pro for music is all.
Edited by phillipjos - 6/17/08 at 9:12am
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