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Is this legal

Post by Nonsense Man » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:28 am

on limewire if you search family guy and go in the programs you find a file that says Family Guy complete DVD rips. so my questin is, is that legal ?

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Post by MilkMonster » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:47 am

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Post by JackFrost22 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:50 am

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Post by ValiantVenality » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:03 am

Nothing from LimeWire is legal.

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Post by daleighan » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:04 am

nope

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Post by MilkMonster » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:05 am

ValiantVenality wrote:Nothing from LimeWire is legal.
Unless it is freeware.

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Post by Sparkfist » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:29 am

Just to explain, in the U.S. and I believe just about any country, you can not have a copywritten video unless you purchased it and the thing you're downloading is mearly going to be used as a backup. On the flip side these laws haven't stopped thousands if not millions of people from downloading the files. I would becareful on Limewire, everyone can see you and that includes the Internet Police.
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Post by cowsgoquack101 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:35 am

Sparkfist wrote:On the flip side these laws haven't stopped thousands if not millions of people from downloading the files.

No, it's in the millions.

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Post by Nonsense Man » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:35 am

[rant] stupid friends older brother telling me limewire was legal curse him[rant/]

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Post by bicostp » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:47 am

Limewire the program is legal. What you do with it determines if you're breaking the law or not.

If you use it to obtain copyrighted materials, then it is illegal. (For example downloading Photoshop or Windows XP) If you use it for legal puropuses (Linux ISOs, videos you made with your friends...) then it's OK.

It's like BitTorrent and Kazaa. The programs themselves are OK to have, but using them as piracy tools is a criminal offense. (I think all the FBI tags on videos and DVDs say unauthorized copying can lead to fines up to $250,000 and a prison term up to 5 years.)

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Post by Nonsense Man » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:53 am

what about music

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Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:02 am

Actually, it depends. If you're canadian Nonsense Man go nuts, as piracy is only looked down on, but is actually legal here.
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Post by bicostp » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:04 am

Unless it was released by the original artist or record company for free distribution, or is old enough to have fallen into public domain (something like 75 years), it's illegal. (So basically everything on the shelves at Best Buy and other retailers.)

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Post by totokan » Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:25 am

Unfortunatly, many things about backups are misunderstood. While you are allowed backups, you must make them yourself. This is why ROMs are most of the time illegal, as well as dvd-rips and such, but not programs that let you rip ROMs from old games or DVD's
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Post by Sparkfist » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:54 pm

You have a better chance of convincing people that you downloaded a movie in DivX format so that you can play it back on you computer(s) that lack a DVD-rom.

Beyond all the stuff that's been mentioned, which is all of it. Just be careful. I once got caught on Kazaa sharing a screen cam of Underworld. After that I kind of gave up on P2P, then I fought bitttorrnt. It offers more free items and annanimity to a degree.
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