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Is The Legality Of Filesharing In P2p Programs Subject To The Country You Live In?

Written By: RSmaster on December 13, 2009 2 Comments

I know that downloading copyrighted files out of P2P programs is illegal in its concept but is this subject to the country you live in/your ISP?
If so, does this mean you wouldn’t be subject to law in some countries or are you subject to law regardless of your ISP?
Another thing is, people tell you that you’re only allowed to download content that is not copyrighted, how can you tell copyrighted files from those which are not?
Thanks.

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2 Responses to “Is The Legality Of Filesharing In P2p Programs Subject To The Country You Live In?”

  1. Clark says on: 13 December 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Let’s say you download copyrighted media from a computer in Denmark and you live in the U.S. You can be charged with receiving the material under U.S. law and the owner of the Danish computer could be charged for distribution under Danish law. It works the same way for ISPs you will be prosecuted under your nation’s laws regardless of which ISP your utilizing within that nation. If you can’t tell whether something is copyrighted or not, I’m sure the authorities would suggest that you just don’t download the material in question. If you accidentally download something copyrighted and you don’t use it or keep it, and you are able to prove all that in court, than you would have nothing to worry about. Personally I quit P2P quite awhile back, there is a wonderful little thing called NNTP.

  2. Stroke of a Genius says on: 13 December 2009 at 8:51 pm

    As a rule, no country’s laws have jurisdiction in another country.

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