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#1 Crazy_O

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 02:13 PM

I was looking for an easy way to get some free music....and with the Itunes intergration I think this is my best choice.

2 questions....

How clean is it?

And is it legal still?

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:28 PM

Is downloading songs from Limewire illegal or legal?

Someone else will have to comment on whether it's "clean".

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:54 PM

Is downloading songs from Limewire illegal or legal?

Someone else will have to comment on whether it's "clean".

Thank you....I guess a simple google search would have helped me there.

So, from a simple google search I could not decipher whether or not it was truly clean. I would rather get confirmation from one of you guys. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:31 PM

Like the article states that Queen-Evie linked you to, NO, downloading copyrighted materials is not legal at all. Music falls under the heading of copyrighted materials. If you are asking if it is clean.. no.. it is not. Not every file is infected but you won't know til it is too late. There ARE infections to be found. It is a serious risk, not to mention unethical. Bleeping Computer does NOT support helping members with illegal activities. Please refer to our Forum Discussion Rules I quote for you,

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.


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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:30 PM

• Avoid gaming sites, underground web pages, pirated software, crack sites, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.
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