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Is Limewire Illegal?

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Is Limewire Legal or Illegal

  1. Limewire is Legal

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  1. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Well, many people use Limewire, and they have one version that is free, and one that you have to pay for. Are they Legal or Illegal? I'm not sure, so I'm asking.
     
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    Is there anything "Free" like Limewire, but "Legal"?
     
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    Yes, demos, and a few other things.

    If you truly want to download look into news groups
     
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    Limewire is ok, its what you download. I truly hate people that pirate games off the Internet anymore, its hurting PC gaming BIG TIME>
     
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    Can you give me a link to something free?
     
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    the program itself is legal
    what people use it for is oftentimes illegal, and as there is no way for the company to effectively block these "unwanted" transfers, the entity "limewire" is illegal

    precede everything above with an "i believe" :p

    i voted it's legal, cuz i think it is, for now, there hasn't a lawsuit against it specifically
     
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    my response to this is oblivion, where there was no copyright lock thingy, and it sold like hot cakes :)


    i think a good step companies could take to combat piracy is to include better manuals again! and maybe some sweet maps, or posters, or something!
     
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    This is kind easy

    LINK
     
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    go look up uTorrent and start a new life.
     
  11. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    So, if I get Limewire, and I download songs, would that be Legal or Illegal? Mustang? DaMulta?
     
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    oh ya, forgot to recommend an alternative program!

    lol, mos def azureus (it's not one word i'm told, but the US version of azure) is the best bit torrent tracker out there (imo)

    from what i've read, of course
     
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    Illegal, safest way to do it is torrent, no one has been in trouble yet(I don't think)because it doesn't go thru a server.

    But you can download music that is legal on certain website.
     
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    Is Azure Legal/Illegal?
     
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    the program is legal its what you decide to download.
     
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    I'm posting this so you can look, I will delete it in a few minutes.
     
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  18. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    Ok...
     
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    like others have said, these programs are technically perfectly legal. what can be illegal is the content you download. now there are plenty of things to download that are legal (not much) but its out there. Thats why no matter what any government agency does, there will always be different programs popping up everywhere. you cant block the right to share media as long as that media isnt copyrighted..thats where it starts to get hazy.
     
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    All these programs are legal to have. They just provide a potential means to illegal activity. Most songs you find on a program like limewire, will be illegal to download. You may do so anyway, but it is illegal. As a general rule. If it's a major label, book, film, program etc. that you would normally pay for, but you are downloading for free than what you're doing is illegal. Yes, you can listen to music, and watch music videos on sites like AOL music, but notice the annoying commerical you have to watch everytime? That's how it can be free. Stuff from Limewire, torrent sites, etc. do not have this, and you don't pay a dime. If you want to be safe, buy your songs and videos from itunes, or some other similiar place. The filesharing programs, while they can be 100% legal, are often for more shady operations, of which I don't want to see discussed here. How they are used is 100% up to the user.

    Do not stray more into the world of warez than has already occured please.
     
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    I'm trying not to...I know that we shouldn't be discussing how to do illegal stuff...but I was just wondering because I didn't know myself.
     
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    azureus is not a bittorrent tracker, it a program that alows you to contact the tracker and connect up with the peers and seeders to download the file itself. the tracker is what is alowing you to connect to people who are also downloading the same files and help eachother complete the download.
     
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    yea yea, we all know what i meant!

    sorry

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    duno if anybody pointed you to this but
    www.shareaza.com
    free p2p multi network app
    also there is dc++(gotta google that urself)

    both are good for finding hard to find stuff, like i found the last working version of cdngo a great little cd ripper i use to use that's dev gave up making for some reasion.
     
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    the best torrent client period, i like you, your not a bitcommet/bitlord user(exploitive clients suck)

    :)
     

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