#1
If I had death magnetic pre-ordered, but still downloaded the torrent early? from what I understand, its legal to download shit, as long as you have the original, hence the word backup...
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#2
Depends on what country you're in.
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#3
Of course it is. Lawyers aren't going to buy that argument.
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#4
Arrrr matey. Belay that downloadin' urr they gunna send you to Davy Jones' lockar. Arrr.
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#5
well by the time they brought a lawsuit against you the album would be out so probably not.
#6
Sounds kosher to me
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#7
I'd say right now it's illegal but once the album comes out you're good to go.
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#9
They don't keep a tap on every house waiting for someone to illegaly download something and then barge in and arrest you..
If they see an unusual activity in a large amount of GB's then they might come after you, especially if you have uploaded tones of music to third party websites and stuff..
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#10
I live in America... im not worried about being caught.... I was just wondering....
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#12
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#13
Torrents = Illegal

No matter however you look at it
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#14
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I'd say right now it's illegal but once the album comes out you're good to go.

This.
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Torrents = Illegal

No matter however you look at it

Depends what it is
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#15
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Torrents = Illegal

No matter however you look at it


not really, anyone can make a torrent it's what's being d/l'd by torrents that's illegal. if i wanted to i could make a torrent of me singing and dancing around for people to download and it wouldn't be illegal.
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#16
Yes it is illegal. I think it's even illegal if you have the CD anyway. But if you have the CD and download it later, I guess you wouldn't get prosecuted, because it's not like you stole anything But yes, it will be illegal.
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#17
The companies that sue put up fake trackers that log your IP when downloading. Check the trackers on the torrent and also get the latest blacklist available via a google search.
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Actually, no. Not if someone is giving their own work away for free.

Truth; but you know that's not what he was referring to.
#21

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#22
Some laws dictate that you aren't allowed to download a 'backup' of an album, even if you already own it.

When you buy a CD, you buy the rights to own that music/data as audio files on the CD. You don't buy the rights to own it as a downloaded mp3, WMA, FLAC or whatever. Thankfully, it's a commonly disregarded law. Interesting, nonetheless.
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#23
I well, I know that if you have a SNES Cartridge.... yo are legally allowed to own the rom, because you own the rights, I was thinking it probably works the same way
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#24
what's the problem? I think you shouldn't worry, well at least in my country.

I download over 2 GB per night and it's alright..
#25
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Depends on what country you're in.


I'm not even joking, I believe that a well known torrent site (which shall remain unnamed) boast about their invulnerablity to any piracy laws..because all of their servers are based in SWEDEN
#26
actually, ultimate-guitar is only allowed to keep their tabs up because they arn't american.... I think
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#28
you downloaded it, so it's illegal. i listened to death magnetic, and i'm thinking of burning a few hundred copies and handing them out to people just to spite lars for the terribleness.
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#29
Quite possibly, death magnetic so far sounds pretty crap to me, apart from "The day that never comes". The Unforgiven III really disappointed me. Not that I have it of course.

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#30
yes. whether you already have the original files or not has no impact on it.
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#32
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Torrents = Illegal

No matter however you look at it


Torrents = Legal.
Distrubting copyrighted content with the copyright holder's explicit permission = Illegal.

Yes it does matter how you look at it.

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#33
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Truth; but you know that's not what he was referring to.


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#34
Yes, it is still pirating. But who cares?
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