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Does anyone have experience of file sharing sites?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by la gran siete, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. la gran siete

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    Are they dodgy ? Should I remove them from my pC? I refer to Shareaza and Limewire. My instincts tell me I should
     
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    best follow your instincts
     
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    It depends - are you using them to share copyrighted material? If so it's illegal. If not :confused: sorry don't know or whether this defence has been overturned in the law courts yet.

    I know that before you download Ares you have to sign a waiver saying that you won't use the program to share copyrighted material...

    ...but then for what purpose do people use file-sharing programs :devil:
     
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    I've never had any problem with them. Best file sharing tool is bittorrent.
     
  5. la gran siete

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    I use to use Kaza some years ago and my pc crashed - had to get it repaired. Alsoi read recently about a mother getting into some legal bother because her daughter was doing some "illegal " downloading.
    On the Lime site I clicked on "dont break copyright" and dont seem to be able to download anything which defeats the object.
     
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    It's not worth the risk. So far, nearly 15,000 people in the US have been prosecuted for illegal file sharing. In the UK only 90 people have been prosecuted, but that number does not include 60 people who settled out of court, paying up to £6500 each in compensation.

    People who think they are anonymous on the internet are deluding themselves.
     
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    Limewire, however it tries to present itself is purely for downloading illegal files.....delete it mate and get Itunes or something.
     
  8. la gran siete

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    uninstalled :thumbsup:
     
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    Skip the filesharing software and go on the usenet groups, less chance of virus infection and much more stuff available.

    Download a program like grabit, find out the name of your ISP's newsgroup address, e.g. blueyonder is news.blueyonder.co.uk

    and have a look at the stuff available. a good start for learning about newsgroups/usenet groups is www.newzbin.com look through the tutorials, it will tell you everything you need to know ! :thumbsup:

    personally, I find them an excellent source for free, legal downloads anf for useful information....ahem
     
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    I think if you are downloading every single film or tv series you can get your mitts on rather than buying them then you should be nicked. I never download music either but thats more because I don't like mp3.

    However I have downloaded the occasional hard to get hold of TV series when there is no other easy way to obtain it.

    There is no way you can really justify downloading , the question is how bad do you want something that you can't otherwise obtain.

    2nd series of Lost anyone?
    2nd series of BSG anyone?

    (in hidef?)

    How many home cinema afficienados can resist that?
     
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    Newgroups do NOT offer legal downloads - they are still quite illegal, just nigh on impossible to trace.
     
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    just go to nsaneproductions dot com.

    it has all the safest and best firesharing software you need buddy, dont look any further ;)
     
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    How can newsgroups be illegal if most ISP's offer the service ?

    I would agree with you if you are suggesting that a lot of the content is questionable, however I would suggest that not everything available is illegal, I have obtained a lot of information on D.I.Y, Gardening, Cooking and bizarrely, all perfectly legal !
     
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    Mr Blofeldt,

    Newsgroups aren't illegal, unless they are being used to swap, exchange or submit information (be it words, pictures, website links, and/or copyrighted material of any other kind) that is illegal, e.g. child porn, pro-nazi/pro-Islamic terrorist stuff, et al.

    The problem is, a lot of people do use newsgroups to do just this kind of thing, because it's so much easier to evade detection.


    Pooch
     
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    did I not just make that point ?
     
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    My mate used Kaza for six months he ended up getting a new pc too. He ended up with that many viruses it was crazy. And he did use virus checking software alot. But they can never keep up in the end with all those new viruses that keep popping up. You just dont know what your getting half the time
     
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    It all depends on what yo downlaod and the tools you use for it. If your downlaoding purely media files, video music ect... than there is prety much a zero % chance of getting a virus but you could be sued (more for uploading than downloading btw).

    If your downloading executibles then they can contain virus also anything with macros can do nasty things. There is also the jpeg of death in windows although i'm not sure if this would be effective from a download or needs a website and temp software ect...

    The software its self could contain spyware and mawl ware and the further it moves underground the more likely this is. I've never heard of anyone getting sued for downloading using bit torrent, although i may be out of the loop with that, only the tracker sites get shut down.

    The legality of downloading is pretty clear(although not entirely), the morality of it is more like shades of grey if you ask me.
     
  18. la gran siete

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    spyware, adware, trojans and everything in between. Once only, never again
     
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    That's a dodgy site you've found there and no mistake. Personally I thought iTunes was free anyway, I don't see the need to advertise in a web-site address.

    I also like the way they say it's the no 1 music download site as seen on c/net, mtv, vh1 et al.......as if!
     
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    Newsgroups providers argue that they are merely the transporters of the data, and therefore have no control over the content, and accept no responsbility for it. Much in the same way that BT have no control if you decide to utter expletives down your phone line.
     
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    I completely agree Nick, and I agree with the providers of Newsgroups, and essentially file sharing software, these services are provided for the transfer of data between places, whether it be home computers or whatever, I find it bizarre the likes of Napster can get into trouble for providing a system that someone else feels the need to abuse.


    Ford build cars, but they don't get into legal hot water, when Geordie Nugget uses a stolen Mondeo to ram raid the local corner shop ! :lesson:
     

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