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What is torrenting

so what is torrenting, i heard it is just a way to share files but i see many people posting games and movies and stuff is it illegal to do that, post or downloading, and if so, why is it still around and no one has taken it down. Also where do the publishers get the files for the movies, games etc... have u guys ever torrented anything? is it bad to do because i know some people that do it. are there any consequences? 

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ninja'd

 

Well it's the best thing ever.

May be exaggerating but it's useful.

 

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Torrenting is a form of file sharing. It can be used to share files like home movies or large collections of pictures with others. Torrenting itself isn't bad in any way. However, as we are humans we find ways to use this sort of stuff to benefit us, such as free digital content like movies and games which would be piracy.

 

In short:

 

Torrenting =/= Piracy

 

Torrenting is completely legal unless you're using it for piracy.

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Hello,

 

Not worth torrenting anything. The consequeces can be very bad depending on what you... By torrenting you're basically stealing, think about it that way. You might aswell just buy the item as the money would most likely go towards another edition of the software, movie or song ( or whatever you want to torrent )

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It seems impossible until it's done.

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what?

Means someone posted something the other guy wanted to post. Hence the term "ninja'd"

Cause ninjas are quick.

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Means someone posted something the other guy wanted to post. Hence the term "ninja'd"

Cause ninjas are quick.

oh lol

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so what is torrenting, i heard it is just a way to share files but i see many people posting games and movies and stuff is it illegal to do that, post or downloading, and if so, why is it still around and no one has taken it down. Also where do the publishers get the files for the movies, games etc... have u guys ever torrented anything? is it bad to do because i know some people that do it. are there any consequences? 

What this guy said:

 

Torrenting is a form of file sharing. It can be used to share files like home movies or large collections of pictures with others. Torrenting itself isn't bad in any way. However, as we are humans we find ways to use this sort of stuff to benefit us, such as free digital content like movies and games which would be piracy.

 

In short:

 

Torrenting =/= Piracy

 

Torrenting is completely legal unless you're using it for piracy.

^^^

 

I personally pirate stuff... I know it's illegal and stuff, but i live in a rather poor country that has to back stab you for everything... 

 

For example, i pirated the movie How to Train Your Dragon 2, even though i had no intention to do it, but i got into contact with our local cinema and learned that they won't be releasing an english version into theaters... And i refuse to watch it dubbed into my language... So i cracked down and pirated it!

 

As for games, they're uber expensive for our wallet... :( :( :(

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Hello,

 

Not worth torrenting anything. The consequeces can be very bad depending on what you... By torrenting you're basically stealing, think about it that way. You might aswell just buy the item as the money would most likely go towards another edition of the software, movie or song ( or whatever you want to torrent )

~ Harry

Not all torrents are illegal. While a large portion of torrenting is illegal, tera online is one example of a legal torrent actually hosted on the games own website. Not only that but I'm fairly sure it was faster than the hosted download would've been.

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Not all torrents are illegal. While a large portion of torrenting is illegal, tera online is one example of a legal torrent. Not only that but I'm fairly sure it was faster than the hosted download would've been.

Also, major Linux distros. Ubuntu, ElementaryOS, etc.

 

I downloaded Ubuntu in less than 5 minutes on a torrent, but it took 20 minutes for a download through Canonical.

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Not all torrents are illegal. While a large portion of torrenting is illegal, tera online is one example of a legal torrent actually hosted on the games own website. Not only that but I'm fairly sure it was faster than the hosted download would've been.

Yeah, just realised that after reading through the comments :P Thanks for the info though

It seems impossible until it's done.

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torrenting is basically instead of relying on a server to upload you crowdsource the upload, so you can download what is being uploaded to you

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My ISP (telstra) just blocked all P2P sharing the other day, doesn't matter if you legally torrent.

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its peer to peer file sharing.everybody uses it.  the goverment,big gaming companies,hollywood...everyone

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Not worth torrenting anything.

"x game is pretty old and isn't on Steam, guess I'll go buy it online from some dodgy site, pay out the arse for it and wait a week for it to get here rather than torrent it and have it ready to play in the next half an hour".

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Yeah, just realised that after reading through the comments :P Thanks for the info though

Its similar to tor in the sense that its widely used for illegal purposes but not completely. There are legitimate reasons for using both

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why are you guys all such....wussies about torrenting. you know that there are NO consequences, nobody gets "caught"; and the only people that get "in trouble" are the sites; not the people who downloaded.

 

morally it might be "wrong" but this isn't about morals; nobody is getting any fine for downloading anything.

 

torrenting is as illegal as jwalking or spitting.

 

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Also, major Linux distros. Ubuntu, ElementaryOS, etc.

 

I downloaded Ubuntu in less than 5 minutes on a torrent, but it took 20 minutes for a download through Canonical.

When I have downloaded Ubuntu I find the direct download just as fast as the torrent, either there must have been a lot of seeders at the time or you were downloading from a slow mirror, Debian on the other oh god there direct downloads are so slow, they even warn you not to use their direct download

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Hello,

 

Not worth torrenting anything. The consequeces can be very bad depending on what you... By torrenting you're basically stealing, think about it that way. You might aswell just buy the item as the money would most likely go towards another edition of the software, movie or song ( or whatever you want to torrent )

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using torrents != pirating

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using torrents != pirating

So if I upload large files/pics/work on a torrent it's piracy, I think not.

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