Bittorrent safe/legal?

  wolfie3000 02:44 27 Feb 2006

after seeing a link in another forum thread to a tomb raider video i decided i wanna watch that but i needed a bittorrent client to get it so i downloaded Bittornado.

Is it safe and is it legal iv never had to deal with this thing before so what is it?

  wiz-king 05:46 27 Feb 2006

until you use it to download anything that is copyrighted then you are breaking the law. Its like having a car, as soon as you go over the speed limit it's illegal, stay within the limit and you are OK. The same applies to any of the file-sharing programs, it is the act of downloading or uploading any copyright material be it video or music or software that is illegal not using the program - although you wont find much non-copyright material on file!

  SG Atlantis® 06:29 27 Feb 2006

click here

will help explain it, like above, if you aren't downloading copyrighted material then it's legal.

  octal 08:38 27 Feb 2006

In fact some sites advocate using BitTorrent to download their software click here without using it you would have to pay for it.

  rmcqua 09:41 27 Feb 2006

I assume you mean:
"until you use it to download anything that is copyrighted then you are NOT breaking the law..."

  Haol 16:51 27 Feb 2006

Bittorrent is safe as far as I know it is frowned upon in the torrenting community to upload infected files. If you need a good Bittorrent client then I would suggest BitLord click here or Azureus click here

  Forum Editor 17:19 27 Feb 2006

wiz-king is right - "until you use it to download anything that is copyrighted then you are breaking the law."

You break the law if you download copyright-protected material, unless of course you've paid a licence fee.

  wolfie3000 19:18 27 Feb 2006

ok i see now so if i download legal game trailers (which is why i got it) i am not gonna be breaking the law.

Thanks to everyone who replied my mind is at ease knowing im not breaking the law.

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