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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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How illegal is downloading torrents from the Pirate Bay? is it illegal or is it something they have copyright to?

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:00 PM
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BTS
BTS
and
BTS

also have you tried

www.belowtopsecret.com... ?



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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i have never heard of below top secret what is it for?



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:08 PM
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It all depends on what country you live in. Different countries have different laws on downloading and sharing files.

Usually if a person distributes a copyrighted piece of information they may be held liable in a court of law according to the residing country.

Distribution of non copyrighted material is in no way against most countries laws unless the material conflicts with another law.

So in general, no it is not illegal to use the pirate bay. Although one could use it for illegal acts. There are plenty of legal files to distribute using torrents and are very popular.

And to '___'omino, please stay on topic.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:11 PM
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Downloading torrent is fine. It's what is in the torrents that can get you into trouble.

If you are downloading something that is free for use it's not a problem.

If you are downloading something that is under copyright it is.

The reason The Pirate Bay was targeted was because they did the same as Google and countless other search engines and kept a track of how popular torrents were and indexed them accordingly for ease of use.

Granted you have to wangle Google to get it to display torrents and the Pirate Bay was set up specifically for it, but it's the Internetz.

Wiki The Pirate Bay and download the movie that explains it all.

It's much easier to glean what it's about from that.

-m0r



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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Pirate bay just indexes torrents - like I could get anything released under a GNU licence like most Linux releases just fine.

Try to DL High School Musical and eyebrows will be raised (for a couple of reasons).

Surly you can go to torrent forums for this information?



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:12 PM
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downloading copyrighted material that is not freely distributed by the owner is ilegal
research usenet, it is a direct download
as opposed to torrent, where you are uploading
this is how you get caught



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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because some guy in my city got charged $3m for downloading music from the pirate bay!!



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:15 PM
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What did he down load? - Link the article. My moneys on High School Musical.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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thanks for the thread
i learned two things so its good you created it.

1.below top secret,didn't know about that
2.never to go wherever neXus lives(still need to figure which city it is tho)


isn't it ok to "preview" copyrighted material to decide if you want to buy it?
that was the B.S. excuse of the day the last i heard.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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i live in omaha nebraska.. ya seriously



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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the only conspiracy i see in this thread is:

*sings*
where have all the torrents gone.......
.....on mininova.com??
they are harder to find.

though its not really a conspiracy, or at least not a secret.
but it is unfair. hah



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:15 PM
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What is interesting about this whole subject is the complete lack of discussion on the issue that 'intellectual property' rights have no relevance to the theory of property to begin with.

Property is derived from scarcity of resources. Digital media is not scarce and completely throws off any supply/demand curve. In fact, the supply is infinite because the ability to copy the media indefinitely is inherent in the format the media is stored.

I am not saying to break the law (T&C) but the law is not enforceable or ethical.

The whole 'intellectual property' issue is itself a conspiracy. We have people getting patents on genetic strands(my sig), viruses, and mathematical equations.

Soon, people aren't going to have the right to their own DNA.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:23 PM
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Seriously, pirate bay is just a search engine for torrents. You don't download anything from it.
Broadly speaking, anything you would be expected to pay for is illegal to download.
This includes movies, music, and programs. There are exceptions, such as video and music distributed for free, open source software and "shareware" or "trialware".
BT distributes the load, meaning you are uploading while you download.
Therefore, if you are illegally downloading a file, you are also guilty of distributing an illegal file.
And, it's fairly easy to get caught at it---and expensive when you do.
BT's are a great tool, when used legally, but the vast majority aren't.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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Be careful where you download stuff from PB. The best way to download T's off that site is by using any open Wifi like a Hotel, Starbucks, but never from your home. My Friend also got fine for downloading off that site but now he does it in Starbucks and no problems yet.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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Originally posted by l neXus l
i have never heard of below top secret what is it for?




Exactly what is being discussed here.
Non-conspiratorial, non alternative topics.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by blupblup

Originally posted by l neXus l
i have never heard of below top secret what is it for?




Exactly what is being discussed here.
Non-conspiratorial, non alternative topics.



way to kill the mood you lime



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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Non-conspiratorial, non alternative topics.


How is a discussion of intellectual property laws non-alternative. Most people just assume that because they are legal, they are right.

LINK to "Steal This Film II". It is a documentary about TPB and fire sharing.

LINK to Electronic Frontier Foundations site on the Digital Media Copyright Act.



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by l neXus l


way to kill the mood you lime




You asked a question, i answered.

You Tomato



posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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lol i was calling you a brit! but ill be a tomatoe if you like





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