Ira Goldklang:

From: Antonio Carlini <>
Date: Thu Feb 10 17:33:49 2005

> Technically, there's no problem of course. The only "real" problem
> is that technically-speaking, a lot of the files being distributed
> are copyrighted, and not by "us". We know in our heart of hearts
> what we're doing is (rarely) wrong, but then there's black-letter
> law.
> And BitTorrent is the current darling of the DRM set. Personally,
> that only *encourages* me to use it, but for actually-copyrighted
> material you'd be handing out free "bust me! make me a media sound
> bite for the enemies of freedom!" business cards.

All true, but currently this stuff is freely available on a number
of websites (and their mirrors). I don't see how using some sort
of P2P to potentially lessen the bandwidth load changes the legality
of the situation for the main hosts or the downloaders. Then again,
IANAL in either your jurisdiction or mine.


Antonio Carlini
Received on Thu Feb 10 2005 - 17:33:49 GMT

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