posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 06:06 AM
The Moral Story
reply to post by mykingdomforthetruth
The actual legality of posting links to pirated material is debatable, since they are, after all, just links, but that's not really the issue in
regard to our terms & conditions
It's rather that we don't support illegal activity and do not permit our forums to be used to support it either. That's not why ATS was founded,
not what it's for, and there's simply no reason to expose ATS or its membership to any form of legal jeopardy for something like that anyway.
We also don't permit links to sites that feature warez, hacked password files, credit card numbers, security exploit tools or other things used to
commit crimes. We also don't permit discussion of mind-altering drug use, even for legal or "semi-legal" drugs, shocking images containing
mutilation or gore, pornography, legal or otherwise, or anything of an explicit sexual nature.
So it's not just about laws or "compliance", but ethics and suitability. We don't want that stuff here, legal or not.
In the case of copyrighted material, you have expressed the opinion that it should be free for anyone who wants it. That's your opinion.
International copyright laws and lawyers who make their living squeezing settlement money out of people who violate those laws have a different
If those laws were to change, and in a way that didn't condemn people who try to make a living creating art, music or literature to getting screwed
out of an income, then maybe things would be different.
Maybe someday they will be.