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Is it illegal Downloading ?


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#1 zuXi

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

So, the question has been running through my mind about these websites.
Tunescoop.com & Zippyshare.com
This is not exactly "P2P" and you are not sharing files with anyone else.

Aside from this, where I am renting my apartment. The owner of the building
pays for the internet connection, as I pay for the rent which includes other
things as well. If I was caught for "illegal" downloading from such websites,
would they, or I be the one getting in trouble ? I know these sorts of things
are IP based, but Im not technically paying from my bank account for the service.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:04 PM

Not knowing the the Terms Of Service of the ISP and the legal jurisdiction of where you are, the best we can suggest is generalities. There may be additional and mitigating information that we are unaware of.

Does your rental agreement cover anything related to 'illegal activity'? If not you are likely to put your landlord at risk. I would venture to say there is some fine print in your rental agreement where he can bring civil charges against you for criminal conduct on his premises. Is it worth risking your place of residence and a potential reference if you need to move again to visit these sites?

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#3 zuXi

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:55 AM

Canada, several things I have read states that it is legal to download.
I was more so looking for a generalized gathering of information, but your post provided useful.

First time Ive ever paid rent which included a package of many things, so I was just curious.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:52 AM

Makes for an interesting read...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/personal-tech/illegal-downloading-how-do-you-explain-it-to-the-kids/article1570720/
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