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Fake files in torrents - how legal is it?

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by fearoff, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. fearoff

    fearoff Newbie

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    Hey I've been wondering, and this question is purely hypothetical:

    If you put fake files in torrents (like files with random useless content) that are named so people would think they're real warez, videos, etc, is it legal to upload them?

    I feel a philoso-raptor caption would be of need here :D

    Thanks in advance, this is my first post here :)
     
  2. microsoft

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    Uploading warez is illegal , but files with random useless content is ofcourse legal.
     
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    I'll tell you what, it's not illegal. A bit of a dick move though ;)
     
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  4. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    And to that, those torrents will only stay up until a person download the shit, and report back crying

    "Fake Fakee Fuk u Asshollllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeee":rolleyes:
     
  5. satyawrat

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    Yes its not illegal, besides every torrent guy would not even think about suing.... he will have multi-million damage charges due to sharing of pirated stuff via torrents.... companies will jump on a victim to make everyone else afraid of the situation.
     
  6. fearoff

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    Of course, you can tell from a mile away it's unethical, that wasn't the point of my question. I was just wondering, with all these fake files being passed around the interwebs, do any of them get in trouble? Because i've seen a lot of'em trying fake files + CPA and/or PPI, but they're like on a sinusoidal curve on major trackers. You see them now, next month you see them not, and so on.

    Also, there were some rumors about DMCA and RIAA posting fake files on trackers to scout for IPs of piracy tempted internet users. If and only if these claims would be true(another good question: do you think they really do that?), wouldn't they cling on to the fake ones used to monetize in a way or another?
     
  7. healzer

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    If you are after money, then try it, else, go WF & do Whitehat & forget about BH...
     
  8. dtang4

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    Seems bit of an ironic concern...
     
  9. fearoff

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    Yeah, guess it kinda is :D
     
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    wut u mean :saeek:
     
  12. daisy447

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    if you have any idea to make money out of the fake files then go ahead and assume it is legal I would say...lol :D
     
  13. healzer

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    I think fake files are legal, in some way;.... it's like fighting against piracy lol xD
     
  14. fearoff

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    My thoughts exactly! :D
     
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    Fake,you're using copyrigted names,and you're not allowed
     
  16. fearoff

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    To do what? It's not like you're selling anything :rolleyes:
     
  17. healzer

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    Yes, true...

    I think using the word "Google" on this forum is copyrighted... lol, using names of movies etc... who da fck would care about it?! It's all about whats inside it... :)!
     
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    LOL. Sharing on Torrent sites is Legal until you start sharing Copyrighted material. But what is kinda funny. Somone is making a killing posting fake torrents. getting avg of 15k to 20k downloads in under and HOUR!
     
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    :sgrin::pirate: hehehee
     
  20. WizIMS

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    Well , actually it's not legal cause you are using the company name and details.

    BUT , NO company will sue you for posting fake stuff, cause actually you are helping the company fighting the illegal downloaders :)