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PHATSPEED7x
July 16th, 2008, 12:27 PM
Apparently you right to free speech doesn't apply. Some one was looking for a file sharing program, and I suggested it. I got a long PM from a mod saying we can't talk about illegal stuff. Didn't know sugguesting a program was illegal. What are you thoughts???

sharks
July 16th, 2008, 12:29 PM
have u read the forums rules there?

lisati
July 16th, 2008, 12:30 PM
It's not so much that Limeware (and similar) are "illegal" but that they can be used for illegal stuff like ripping off copyright holders.

And my own experience of such programs is that they can also be vehicles for malware.

EDIT: should this thread be in the resolution centre?

sharks
July 16th, 2008, 12:34 PM
i think this thread must be locked.

hellion0
July 16th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Other forums have every right to the rules they want to have in this manner. To paraphrase the old saying, "(The Internet) is NOT a democracy." They might be trying to cover themselves from any sort of legal action, or the person who runs that forum may simply be anti-filesharing. That's their right. It could also be that that forum's host has rules for a similar reason, that have to be mirrored on that forum or they lose their hosting. Again, that's their right, whether or not you agree with it.

OffHand
July 16th, 2008, 12:35 PM
EDIT: should this thread be in the resolution centre?

Maybe you should read before replying. It was on another forum.

lisati
July 16th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Maybe you should read before replying. It was on another forum.
Oh, sorry about that. I thought I saw something similar here a week or two back......

PHATSPEED7x
July 16th, 2008, 12:38 PM
Who here hasn't downloaded something legit????

overdrank
July 16th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Who here hasn't downloaded something legit????

I would recommend if you have a issue that you take it to the Resolution Center. And leave this thread alone. :)
http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=123

zmjjmz
July 16th, 2008, 12:47 PM
I would recommend if you have a issue that you take it to the Resolution Center. And leave this thread alone. :)
http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=123

It doesn't concern _this_ forum.

You should take it to that forum's equivalent to a resolution center, or ask the mods, because Limewire itself is totally legal, but violating copyright with it isn't (and actually violates their EULA).

PHATSPEED7x
July 16th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Here's a link to the forum if you guys want to read it.

http://www.computerforum.com/125366-how-not-get-raped-apple.html

paul101
July 16th, 2008, 12:52 PM
well, in the context that the phrase is used in you are implying that limewire would be used for illegal downloading :)




an infraction isnt the end of the world ;)

zmjjmz
July 16th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Here's a link to the forum if you guys want to read it.

http://www.computerforum.com/125366-how-not-get-raped-apple.html

Yeah, you should just defend yourself by saying that Limewire can be used to get legally shared (i.e. Creative Commons or Public Domain) music.

lisati
July 16th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Here's a link to the forum if you guys want to read it.

http://www.computerforum.com/125366-how-not-get-raped-apple.html

I had a look at the thread at the other forum: they don't like talk about pirating,- see the first of their forum rules which reads thus:

1. Posting/discussion about software cracks, serial no's, and illegal downloading and duplication of software is prohibited.

PHATSPEED7x
July 16th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Some people are just big meanie heads...

zmjjmz
July 16th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Some people are just big meanie heads...

Why don't you set the record straight and recommend Jamendo and eMusic.
DRM-free.

PHATSPEED7x
July 16th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Funny thing is one you make something illegal people tend to do it more...

p_quarles
July 16th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Apparently you right to free speech doesn't apply.
Of course it does. It means you can't be legally prosecuted for recommending limewire. It has absolutely nothing to do with the rules you agree to on a message board.

Anyway, this thread serves no purpose other than to complain about the rules of another forum. Closed.