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Would This Be Cosidered Illegal?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by ironsaber26, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. ironsaber26

    ironsaber26 Newbie

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    If I were to say start a sight that taught people how to illegally download files, but stated on a landing page specifically that the information is for educational purposes only, would I be breaking the law?

    Or would I have to show them how to download legal torrents and legal usenet files and let them do with the info what they will?
     
  2. weedsmoker

    weedsmoker Junior Member

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    Stick to second option if you are concerned about legal issues. Go with first option, but you'll probably get into legal trouble when your site gets more attention.
    For example some big movie sites have only links to movies, they do not host movies, they have copyright disclaimer, some of them even claiming users responsible for posting links, but their domains still get seized by FBI.
     
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  3. Motivation

    Motivation BANNED BANNED

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    true what he said. if theres even a possibility like that better safe then sorry. you know
     
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  4. paulpapapump

    paulpapapump Junior Member

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    just spend more time on whitehat/grey hat methods bro. you'll make more this way instead of worrying all the time. my 2 cents worth.
     
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  5. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    It would be better to go with the legal torrents.

    However...
    If you want to include the illegal torrent tutorial, change it so that it's targeted towards people who want to protect their torrents. First include all of the details of how the process is done. Then put together some crap at the very end how to stop it.
    Educational ;)
     
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  6. ironsaber26

    ironsaber26 Newbie

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    imperial109, for some reason the moderation system won't let me quote you. weird...

    I like your method the best. Maybe I can have a section on downloading freeware and shareware and how to do it safely. Also how to download legal torrents and files from usenet.

    Then I shall provide a section which is meant to educate people on the methods 'evil hackers' use to download and share data!
     
  7. CyberSEO

    CyberSEO Senior Member

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    Yes. E.g.: http://filespump.com/
     
  8. A-Intelligence

    A-Intelligence Registered Member

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    Well now that you've asked the question, the way you did. You have no plausible deniability....so yes. lol

    - N.C. -
     
  9. EpiclyFailhacker

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    Thank you j2x, just needed some proof :3
     
  10. majon

    majon Newbie

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    Freedom of Speech! If your not doing anything Illegal yourself then your fine. If you are adding links to copywriter material then you may find your self getting some letters.
     
  11. jeremonster

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    you can do it with no problems if you register it with some Bullet Proof Chinese or Russian Hosting. They will get DMCA complaints that will be the same as sending letter's to Santa in the North Pole. However, Godaddy or Network Solutions will take you down faster than you can get ad clicks. Also be aware that they can file a claim against your domain but that could take years and really it sounds like you are fine, because you are discussing how it is done and with a well written disclaimer telling readers about the dangers, you are safe. I say do it, but make sure that your Hosting is solid and you may want to use a code name because the copyright claims are the new hobby for the US and Interpol.
     
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  12. 3rdRock

    3rdRock Newbie

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    I would say I watch the sites been around for a while
    and get ideas for how far you want to take the journey.