View Full Version : Is Discussion of LimeWire, Bittorrent, etc. illegal in the forum?

Canis familiaris
August 21st, 2008, 09:47 PM
This question came to mind when this particular thread is closed:

As it seems discussion of LimeWire, Bittorrent, etc. break the CoC.
But I thought linking illegal files through BitTorrent, LimeWire, etc and discussion of those links is only illegal and not the technologies themshelves.
As far as I know LimeWire, Bittorrent, etc. are not illegal but due to the power of these Technologies can be misused for illegal file sharing.
But BitTorrent for example could also be used for legal and very essential uses say I make music, a home Video, or a custom Linux distro or want to share music licensed through Creative Commons.
Or Am I mistaken?

I am confused and if you throw some light into the matter, it would be greatly appreciated.

August 21st, 2008, 09:52 PM
About the client no

About the file sharing referred to in that thread , EG MS software , copyrighted music etc , yes

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Canis familiaris
August 21st, 2008, 10:05 PM
About the client no

Thanks for clarifying!

And links to Creative Commons Music, A Linux Distro, a home-made video, etc. and their occassional discussion is OK. Is it?