Torrent sites - legal or not?

Bulgaria
April 16, 2010 2:16am CST
Why do you think government chase torrent sites? This led to some results, but torrent sites with invitations will stay forever, or torrent sites in countries with corrupted government like this in Bulgaria - zamunda.net, which is one of the biggest sites in the world, but with temporary closed registrations :)
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@darkdeivu (257)
• Philippines
23 Apr 10
It's totally illegal due to the files shared in torrent all of them are fully copy righted and its a big piracy.But all downloader's are enjoy because it's free.
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• Bulgaria
24 Apr 10
Actually, we can argue about this. It is not illegal to share files without purpose of financial reward for doing this, or using these files for personal usage. It depends on country's politics, but torrent sites exist, because It is not all about their files.
@Dumpertaker (1188)
16 Apr 10
Torrent sites are legal, it is the content that is illegal...people need to realize this.
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@mezulu (166)
• United States
17 Apr 10
This guy is right. Like I said, most Torrents are illegal. Meaning the actual downloads themselves. This is because so many people only see fit to seed illegal torrents such as movies, music or programs. The sites themselves, P2P sites, are perfectly legal until they begin to allow copyrighted material. In that way, these sites infringe on the law, and must be taken down.
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@nautilus33 (1831)
16 Apr 10
~ hi there! well, I think that torrents are completely legal and that's why they are made for.~
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@mezulu (166)
• United States
16 Apr 10
Most torrents are NOT legal. Why do you think these sites are hunted so fiercely?
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@Jimeous (858)
• New Zealand
19 Apr 10
Someone mentioned it earlier... Torrents are legal, it's material which is copyright that is the major problem.
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@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
18 Apr 10
well the problem with torrents is that are inpersonal. a torrent site only host the .torrent files that allows to connect to the peers and that is something difficult to manage for any legislation. in theory they should be legal, the problem is that the copyright companies simply cant reach the end users so they have to stop someone.
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@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
18 Apr 10
well the problem with torrents is that are inpersonal. a torrent site only host the .torrent files that allows to connect to the peers and that is something difficult to manage for any legislation. in theory they should be legal, the problem is that the copyright companies simply cant reach the end users so they have to stop someone.
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@beachdune (908)
• India
16 Apr 10
acutally itz illegal
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@mezulu (166)
• United States
16 Apr 10
I think that it is noble to chase after torrent sites. The fact is that companies that work really hard on a product such as an album or a program have the right to make money from it. If everything was free, there would be no motivation to work for anything, and therefore there would be no one to produce the content that you torrent. I think it should be ok to torrent content that is obviously meant to be free, but illegally downloading music or programs is doing a great disservice to the people that worked hard to create it.
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@beachdune (908)
• India
16 Apr 10
Government chase torrent sites due to pressure from the original copyright owners.
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
2 May 10
yes they are legal but they allow the data that is very illegal or stolen from the producers and given free.. that makes them bad