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919191
08-19-2006, 05:14 PM
I don't know anything about this kind of stuff really. Are these bi tto rrent downloads of show like on here http://www.dimeadozen.org/ legal downloads? I'd appreciate anybody's input. Thanks!

Jpup
08-20-2006, 05:46 AM
I don't know anything about this kind of stuff really. Are these bit torrent downloads of show like on here http://www.dimeadozen.org/ legal downloads? I'd appreciate anybody's input. Thanks!

if you are obtaining copywrighted software, etc., then no, it's not legal.

Hap
08-20-2006, 12:23 PM
It's also illegal to drive over the speed limit.

redsrule2500
08-20-2006, 06:59 PM
It's also illegal to drive over the speed limit.

Good way of putting it. :)

Obtaining it isn't illegal though, although distributing it is.....

ghettochild
08-20-2006, 11:37 PM
i wouldn't really have this topic here, or atleast break up the words bi ttor rent, spiders for RIAA have been known to pick up these words and such.

cincinnati chili
08-21-2006, 12:37 AM
It's also illegal to drive over the speed limit.

Here's the counterargument. If you exceed the speed limit but drive safely and attentively, that's a victimless crime. If you download copyrighted software, that's stealing. Stealing is not a victimless crime.

I don't say this to shake my finger at anybody. I used to take music in the early days of Napster, but after some soul searching decided it wasn't for me.

919191
08-21-2006, 02:42 AM
Actually, I was referring to live shows- one from I think it was The Bluebird in Bloomington in May. I am under the impression it was recorded with the knowledge of the artist, but I guess that doesn't even make it legal (or right) if it is cpoyrighted material. I've never downloaded anything I haven't paid for- I guess I never wanted to risk prosecution for something I don't want that much anyway- heck, I am struggling even trying to figure it out.

Joseph
08-21-2006, 10:45 AM
Actually, I was referring to live shows- one from I think it was The Bluebird in Bloomington in May. I am under the impression it was recorded with the knowledge of the artist, but I guess that doesn't even make it legal (or right) if it is cpoyrighted material. I've never downloaded anything I haven't paid for- I guess I never wanted to risk prosecution for something I don't want that much anyway- heck, I am struggling even trying to figure it out.

As stated by someone else, its the people who make it available for download that are the ones prosecuted. My brother uses this stuff all the time to download everything and then some.

Hap
08-21-2006, 11:04 AM
Here's the counterargument. If you exceed the speed limit but drive safely and attentively, that's a victimless crime. If you download copyrighted software, that's stealing. Stealing is not a victimless crime.

The recording industry stole my money for years, so I say stick it to them.