Downloading vs. Uploading

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  1. iPod>Zune

    iPod>Zune New Member

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    I've been around the forums for awhile and my friend final convinced me to register. Now that I have I figure I'd share some information with all of you. Just to let you know I am not trying to start trouble I am just bringing something to your attention.

    To start I'd like to say: I DO NOT CONDONE C****ED APPS

    No matter what anybody says their is nothing the LAW, not the RIAA, says about illegal downloading. Uploading is what is illegal and they are the ones that get in trouble. To simply obtain what is available to you is not illegal. If you upload it and/or distribute that copyright file to anybody THEN it becomes illegal. If you look at all court cases it involve people uploading the file that they download. This is a common process, especially with ******* seeding. Most of the time you don't even know you're uploading.

    Still don't believe me here's a few links to read:
    http://digg.com/tech_news/Downloading_Pirated_Anything_Is_NOT_Illegal
    http://techliberation.com/2007/03/20/is-downloading-illegal-wanna-bet/


    In conclusion, no you can't get in trouble for downloading. Uploading is what the law states is illegal. Still, do not download anything/ Developers, artists, directors, and etc. put hard work into apps, music, and videos
  2. BroadStBullies

    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    Downloading is still morally wrong.
  3. -tcq42-

    -tcq42- Active Member

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    Does it really matter? Seriously, drop all the piracy talk. You're not supposed to talk about it here anyhow.
  4. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Correction: Downloading illegal content is wrong. Downloading in general has nothing wrong with it.
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    sprint_user New Member

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    Hmmmm...weird.
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    So I can download anything, no matter what it is, and its legal?

    Somehow I doubt it.
  7. -tcq42-

    -tcq42- Active Member

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    It's not legal. You can get busted big time if you have pirated material and the police comes to your house with a warrant and inspects your hard drive.

    Downloading is harder to penalize against, but that doesn't make it legal (unless it's through a program like iTunes or Napster or you are downloading non-copyrighted materials or free copyrighted materials). Uploading is a different story and has some huge consequences.
  8. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    The problem is, how do you determine if a file is legal or illegal without opening it? Filenames can be changed. Files themselves can be manipulated.
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    -tcq42- Active Member

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    If you have about 1000 songs in your iTunes library, none of them are DRM'd, and it just happens that you own like 10 CDs. It's pretty obvious that you didn't get about 900 of those songs legally.
  10. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Something that is obvious ≠ Something that is True.

    • Amazon sells DRM Free songs.
    • Napster sells DRM Free songs.
    • iTunes sells DRM Free songs.
    • Most, if not all, Indie songs are DRM Free.

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