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Windows 7: mininova.org limits it's activities.....

27 Nov 2009   #21
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blankojames View Post
So if you live in the states then downloading on air tv shows is illegal? I read that there were no laws on that yet since it was free trade to record to VHS or DVD and share as well as DVR and TiVO
Is illegal no matter where you live. But some countries has different rules regarding piracy. For example in Switzerland (Europe) you may download as much legal and illegal content as you wish to. BUT it is illegal to upload illegal content.
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27 Nov 2009   #22
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blankojames View Post
So if you live in the states then downloading on air tv shows is illegal? I read that there were no laws on that yet since it was free trade to record to VHS or DVD and share as well as DVR and TiVO
Is illegal no matter where you live. But some countries has different rules regarding piracy. For example in Switzerland (Europe) you may download as much legal and illegal content as you wish to. BUT it is illegal to upload illegal content.
That is a little funky...
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27 Nov 2009   #23
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blankojames View Post
So if you live in the states then downloading on air tv shows is illegal? I read that there were no laws on that yet since it was free trade to record to VHS or DVD and share as well as DVR and TiVO
Is illegal no matter where you live. But some countries has different rules regarding piracy. For example in Switzerland (Europe) you may download as much legal and illegal content as you wish to. BUT it is illegal to upload illegal content.
That is a little funky...
Thats the reason why Rapidshare is hosted and administrated from Switzerland.
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27 Nov 2009   #24
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Is illegal no matter where you live. But some countries has different rules regarding piracy. For example in Switzerland (Europe) you may download as much legal and illegal content as you wish to. BUT it is illegal to upload illegal content.
That is a little funky...
Thats the reason why Rapidshare is hosted and administrated from Switzerland.
Makes sense...
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27 Nov 2009   #25
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

then why is a well know on air tv show torrent uploader placing his torrents all over twitter which is based in America? Would not twitter have to stop allowing his torrents if it was illegal on tv programs?
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27 Nov 2009   #26
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blankojames View Post
then why is a well know on air tv show torrent uploader placing his torrents all over twitter which is based in America? Would not twitter have to stop allowing his torrents if it was illegal on tv programs?
Twitter probably doesn't care or he hasn't been reported...
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27 Nov 2009   #27
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blankojames View Post
then why is a well know on air tv show torrent uploader placing his torrents all over twitter which is based in America? Would not twitter have to stop allowing his torrents if it was illegal on tv programs?
With a site as big as twitter, it's almost impossible to get rid of all bad stuff.
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27 Nov 2009   #28
blankojames

win7/vista both x64
 
 

yea i know but they on a daily bases on the same twitter page have new torrents all the time and its in San Fransisco. Seems like The law in america would be all over that like they were the mp3 sharing systems in the days of old.
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27 Nov 2009   #29
ZeshanA

 

Hate to admit it, but this doesn't really bother me. As long as IsoHunt is up, I'm happy.

ZeshanA
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27 Nov 2009   #30
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
We sometimes get sucked into "whats Legal" and whats "Illegal".

Things change and just because something is "Illegal" at one date doesn't mean that it's always illegal.

Until recently having Sex with someone not of your own race was deemed "Illegal" in a certain very well known country to say nothing of "same sex" activities --still highly illegal in many countries today -- and even in "The Land of the Free" African Americans had to sit at the back of buses.

Other countries had rules on Banning the formation of Trades Unions and forbade women to vote etc etc.

The old adage "It's against the Law" really needs very careful interpretation.

If we really go strictly with the letter of the law 2 HUGE firms would not only be out of business but their founders might be doing serious Jail time --- Microsoft and SAP.

Both organisations built their base product up over stuff ex employees had with them when they left IBM etc. -- and really we are actually a LOT better off with these 2 organisations than without them.

Don't forget also -- The Gates foundation is probably the biggest donor to charities in the entire world.

So who really can say that Piracy is always bad.

What about the USA's Nuclear program --half that was "filched" from other countries .

It's just that P2P organisations are easier to track down than say closing the Mossad or CIA down. P2P at least do their stuff openly.

I don't condone overt stealing of copyright but if the same vigour was used to prosecute the CIA and the Mossad as a few people running Mininova then I might have more sympathy.

Product producers should beef up their security rather than attempting to fill jails with teenage music downloaders .

Anyway "The Ship" is still broadcasting loud and clear at this moment.

I don't condone a lot of the activity but biased judges, lickspittle and kangaroo courts and overpaid lawyers get my goat even more.

As a small country we even had the UK using Anti-terror legislation against some of the heads of the banks which went bust --in no measure due to a lot of UK local authorities using our banks as off shore casinos with their taxpayers money --and if you play Casino you sometimes lose - you can't use "anti -terrorist" legislation just because you lost a bet at a Casino even though I'm sure many would love to).

Don't Lawyers make you want to ...... reader can fill in.

The point of this post is to say that one shouldn't necessarily stop doing something just because it's deemed "illegal" - and many of the freedoms enjoyed by people today were won by people protesting and breaking obviously unjust laws at the time - often at severe penalties to themselves such as jail and worse.


Cheers
jimbo
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