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    P2P File Sharing Programs

    1) Does anyone know any p2p programs that are ad-ware and spyware free?

    2) If the p2p program is 100% legal, does that mean that whatever you download is 100% legal?

    Antone with answers please reply, many thanks.
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    No P2P programs are legal in the sense that what you would be downloading from them is unlicenced and illegal.

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    Okay, thanks once again mate
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    Well, WinMX and Kazaa Lite are adware/spyware-free, although I doubt you could download much on them what wouldn't be infringing on copyrights!

    Check out the Bit-torrent protocol - Used to download perfectly legal things (sometimes) such as freeware (Linux ISO's) etc. - Most, if not all, clients are ad/spyware free.

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    Limewire Pro is clean of malware..well so is Limewire free ed.

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    P2P programs are legal. Downloading copyrighted material isn't. If you're on OSX, Poisoned is a great P2P app. And Azureus is a good BitTorrent client.

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    photoshop too expensive? use the GIMP! www.gimp.org

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    I have:

    Azereus,
    Ares,
    Shareaza,
    Limewire Pro
    Bearshare Pro,
    Bit comet

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    A guy in the states was arrested because he was using Kazaa, that he paid 30 dollars for, and had like 500 songs. No laywer would defend him because they knew he would lose in court. To settle in court would have been like 40000 dollars but out of court was only 3700. They said it was illegal because it was connecting to a persons computer rather than a server like Napster does.

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    oh 'eck

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    I'd venture to bet that "out of production" material is up for grabs... can't buy it retail anymore, so P2P is acutally "trading" then, isn't it?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Yeah, legacy software which has been taken out of production or is now unsupported...I think thats ok to download as the software vendor couldn't give a monkies about it

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    it takes years for things to enter public domain. books is 150 years i think and music is about 50 (although the music industry is lobbying to make this longer or the Beatles will go public domain (on some of their material in any case) in 8-9 years and the recording company still wants to milk it. even unsupported nd legacy programs are protected under copyrigh. look a macromedia, theyre still selling fontographer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by whackaxe
    look a macromedia, theyre still selling fontographer!
    Well true in that respect. However aren't Macromedia going to release a new version or did they officially discontinue it?

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    i don't use p2p software anymore i do it in person. Me and my mates hookup are laptops and stuff to each other or burn are collections and swap with each other. As i know none of my friends work for the RIAA or anyone like that its all good, well still not legal but unlikely to get caught by people who are going to prosecute you.

    scroots
    Spammers next time you spam me consider the implications:
    (1) that you will be persuaded by me(in a legitimate mannor)
    (2)It is worthless to you, when i have finished


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