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Old 01-17-2005, 04:12 PM
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Is using Kazaa or iMesh ileagle?
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:15 PM
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The programs themselves are not illegal. It's what you use them for that may be against the law. Downloading music, for instance.
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Old 01-17-2005, 04:21 PM
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Is there any thing that we can file share that is not music. Which is ileagle?
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:13 PM
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As far I as knew, downloading the music for your own use was alright, as long as it never leaves your computer e.g onto a disc....but I am not clear on the laws.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:34 PM
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If you're downloading the song peer to peer, it's leaving someone else's computer, which would make it illegal.

Anything entertainment or software related that you download peer to peer that isn't freeware is illegal.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:42 PM
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although i have never heard of the police doing anything. my friends have hundreds of songs downloaded from kazaa/imesh but noone has visited them
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:06 PM
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If you live in Canada, sharing music is actually legal, for unfathomable reasons.

Pirated software and whatnot is illegal regardless of where you are.

Sharing media that is public domain is perfectly legal, though. Or if someone puts up their own music to share, it's obviously a legal download even in the US or in Europe.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:58 PM
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Yeah, it all depends what you're downloading. Like Trico said, public domain stuff is fine. People who put up their own stuff for free. Music under the major labels, movies, software that normally costs money (such as Dreamweaver or MS Office), that's all illegal here in the states. Using P2P software is perfectly legal, but using it for illegal purposes is not.
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:16 PM
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it is perfectly legal to get the files and listen to them but if you put them on a disk, then it is illegal. i used the stuff too so im breakin the law!
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:23 PM
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If you are getting the files then that would mean someone is distributing them. If someone is distributing them and it is not public domain then that means they are breaking the law. If you are obtaining files from someone who is breaking the law, then you are obtaining them illegally.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:05 AM
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So to answer your question, things aside from music that are illegal to "fileshare" include Movies, certain files, ROMS and Emulators (unless you own the Cartridge/Console). Anything associated with the media is ususally illegaal to download! ^^
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:29 AM
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I thought it was cleared up in some other thread that ROMS and Emulators are illegal regardless of whether you own the game or not. It's still been ripped for pirating purposes...

You know what's even more illegal than burning the CD's to discs? Selling the discs for profit. WHOO BOY, that would get in a heck of a lot of trouble
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:37 AM
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If you own the product, you own the copyright to it and that is any music, video, ect. Like I can take one of my store brought CD's, burn it onto my computer and then burn it to another CD, it's legal... cause I brought the CD itself... or some of the soundtracks I have on my computer... I have the game itself... so the music from the game is legal. It's a court case for the US back around the 70's when Tapes first came out... if you own the copyright orginial copy, you can do whatever you want to the product for yourself.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:43 AM
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Pirated software and whatnot is illegal regardless of where you are.
Trico: DOwnloading pirated software just became illegal in Norway.
Earlier it was legal to download anything you wanted, and share it with your friends.
But, it weren't legal to share cd-keys etc.

The same goes to movies. Computer-mags sometimes had guides on how to download them from kazaa etc

But, now they just changed that :S
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:37 AM
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Even if it's illegal however, it's very difficult to get caught. Not that I'm encouraging crime of course....
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