File sharing

remaja

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this question has been on my mind for so many years.

File sharing is illegal right?

if it is why is there stiil bit torent and kazaa. aren't they suppose to be cought already?

I'm all confused

what about other countries since Kazaa and bit torent can be international can't other countries catch them to?
 
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Although they are used primarily for stealing copyrighted material, bit torrent and kaza can be used in legal ways---for the legitimate sharing of files.
 
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I know Kazaa used to at least always tell you who is new in the music world, and who wanted you to download their music for free to get some exposure.

The arguement has been that P2P isn't for stealing and distributing music, but because of the way files are handed out and downloaded there is no way to stop illegal file sharing.
 

Hulk701

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We all know that file sharing of copywrited material is illegal. However it would be interesting to post a poll of how many of us (honest computer users) have used these services to get copywrited music, movies or software....:eek:

Just a thought:D
 

saltydawgs

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kazaa has been shut down (its not free anymore, i believe)

but limewire in the terms of service they state " do not download files illegally"
LOL, it keeps them outta trouble, but the users completly ignore the rules there

and BTW, i have used mp3shits.com
its hosted in Iran, and they have no copyright laws there....lol!
 

saltydawgs

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Hulk701 said:
We all know that file sharing of copywrited material is illegal. However it would be interesting to post a poll of how many of us (honest computer users) have used these services to get copywrited music, movies or software....:eek:

Just a thought:D
i wouldnt poll, cuz then the FBI would raid the forums and kill us all
 
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Also, as I've stated before, Torrenting has become a popular file distribution technique in the gaming world - from the producers' standpoint, not in illegal distribution.

Peer-to-peer distribution isn't in and of itself illegal. It's what you do with it.
 
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All in all, I think we just need to remember all we do here at TSG is talk about P2P. We don't support it because of the fact that too many people use it illegally.
 
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What about people who play World of Warcraft? That game uses P2P file distribution for its patches. Does that make us in violation of ToS?
 
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Last I heard...

I don't play WoW, and thats Mike Call, and the actual question I guess.

How does WoW work it BT downloads?
 
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The patches are distributed using a torrent, with a main seed coming from their own servers, and the file being distributed peer to peer to ease download server loads.
 
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Does BT come with WoW, is it another download?

Is BT just the plain Jane BT, or a special version?
 
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See, that's the thing. BitTorrent itself is just a client. It's not a necesary component for anything - that's like blaming mIRC for illegal copyrighted materials being traded on DalNET.

In the case of WoW, it is, in fact, Blizzard's own torrent downloader. But the technology is torrented technology.
 
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Can that be used to download the new Superman movie?

Thats the fear.

If Blizzard wrote the program only for "its" torrents, thats one thing.

BT in general is still a different beast if the above is true.
 

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