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Is torrents uploading ILLEGAL ?! (Please yes/no)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by etools, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. etools

    etools Regular Member

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    Hey dudes ;)

    I wanted to make sure
    When Im uploading & seeding torrents files .. Am I doing something illegal here that may get me in troubles ?!

    *What if I dont focus on movies and such thing [ Lets say i go for games for example..]

    *What if I hired some1 from asia to do this [He said thats ok :) ] .. but the torrents somehow leads to my website ..

    Is that also illegal :( Please I really need this
     
  2. kendra

    kendra Power Member

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    If you are seeding or uploading torrents of copyrighted material that is illegal.

    If you are sharing torrent files, or providing links to torrent files that is NOT illegal (though many people have still been heavily fined and lost court cases over this).
     
  3. HoNeYBiRD

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    games are also copyrighted content, so it's not better than films at all from this POV

    but it only depends on the country where you're at atm

    in my country Hungary as far as i know downloading and uploading considers illegal, but if you don't sell the content afterwards, they don't care much (ok, they care but they don't do much at least until now)

    and it's maybe a coincidence, but this week the Hungarian software police confiscated the servers and seedboxes of the biggest tracker in my country with 100k+ users (total inhabitants are ~10 million), so this could be a sign, this is not totally legal :)
    they didn't care much about private "pay+ ftp-s, sms ftp-s, they went after only the free trackers this time, which is a bit interesting, because these trackers don't have big profit, the private ftp-s where the big money is, but they're still live & running :confused:

    the torrent trackers aren't storing any illegal content on their servers, just the tiny torrent files, which i'd say isn't illegal, but i think you heard about the piratebay case...

    or just see France, they are getting very strict about p2p lately
     
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  4. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    Whatever way you try to cut it, profiting from illegal file sharing is (yep you guessed it) illegal. Of course the particulars depend on the country you live in and the country your server is physically located in, and of course people still do this... But there is always risk.
     
  5. No Limits

    No Limits Junior Member

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    Short answer: Yes.

    Long answer: you can not share something that you don't own the copyright to.

    Shame on your little pirate ways!
     
  6. SupraFast

    SupraFast Junior Member

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    Downloading and seeding torrents IS NOT illegal in itself. What CAN BE illegal is the file you are downloading and seeding, due to copyright and pirating laws.
     
  7. kpreddy

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    Hi Friend,

    Upload torrents which are not your property is illegal ex: music, movies games etc.

    So when ever you seed or download it is on your own risk.

    Hope you got it know.
     
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    plgo1 Registered Member

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    Offcourse its illegal, FBI dudes hate it! :)
     
  9. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    Why shame?? are you a saint? This is blackhat forums LOL :D Expecting and seeing only legal ways here?
     
  10. HoNeYBiRD

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    i'm leeching & seeding atm, now what? :deer2:

    Feds/their Hungarian colleagues are always welcome in my house

    i'm not trading with these things (i'm just an "everyday" collector, movie & music addict), if they come by one day, they'll be happy and i'm sure i won't

    i never paid for pirated content, i never sold it and i never will

    [​IMG]

    @OP: if you're still concerned, you'd better to sell flowers instead :p
     
  11. Gromered

    Gromered BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    When you are seeding/uploading games, movies, solfwares those are illegal, but no one really gets caught of those.

    How can you have Thanks: 4,294,967,295?
     
  12. HoNeYBiRD

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    this is the highest number you can get using 32 bits and it's a bug in vBulletin, e.g. on other forums you can see users with this post count, infractions lol

    and here's the exact explanation by voyevoda:
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/1815662-post9.html
     
  13. Gromered

    Gromered BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Okay, thats weird. Why they dont fix that bug? And so these a Vbulleting forums right?

    Sorry for off-topic :D

    On topic:
    Torrents are the best :)
     
  14. Winchester

    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    Depends where you are - in Canada I know it is illegal to upload and share, but it is legal to download for personal use
     
  15. Gromered

    Gromered BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    There is no place where its lecal do download like microsolf programs, macromedia programs without purcharing the licence. They are illegal all in whole world, but who really cares? I rather to download a torrent file, if i save up like 500 euros,

    Grom.
     
  16. zebrahat

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    Torrents are legal, but some torrents are highly litigious. Corporations think they have perpetual rights not only to original code, but to any form of copy of it, across any type or purpose of distribution. So litigation may befall those who seed or upload certain torrents others claim such omni-ownership rights over. At root their claims are thorough rubbish, but they can afford expensive lawyers, so seeders beware.