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Has anyone been sued for using frostwire?

Postby blackhawk » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:20 pm

Has anyone ever been sued for downloading songs on frostwire (not limewire)? And how can I decrease my chances of being sued when downloading songs on frostwire? :? Also BTW what are my chances of being sued when using frostwire ? I need an answer soon !!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby BeiGaiRen » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:44 pm

Nobody was sued for using it. and no one ever will.
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Postby BeiGaiRen » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:45 pm

The chances of them finding anyone is low very low.
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Postby PoeticJaffaCake » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:28 am

There is a chance of being caught anytime you do something illegal.

Frostwire is a legal software application. What you do with it makes it illegal or not.

You are taking your chances if you use Frostwire for downloading illegal material as you do with every other application that can be used for illegal purposes.
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Postby Black_Viper » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:19 pm

but the way i look at this is i dont think that the "police" are going to find every single person using frostwire, limewire or anything else to get music for free. yes theres a chance but i doubt they would go after one person when theres thousands of people using this most of them probably downloading illegal stuff
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Postby PoeticJaffaCake » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:28 pm

You could quite easily be that 'one' person, if you are downloading illegal copyrighted material.

The point is, the risk is there. As much for you as the next person.

There is no point in shirking away from the fact. People get caught, for downloading one or two songs, or thousands.

I'm not scare mongering, just pointing out the reality.
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Postby BeiGaiRen » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:06 pm

I say if the police want me they will need to kick in the door :D
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Postby nonproffessional » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:38 pm

Only uploaders have ever been targeted. Heed the difference.
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Postby Black_Viper » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:24 pm

i read something somewhere that they were more targeting colleges than everyone else but i guess PoeticJaffaCake is right. theres a risk you take every time you both download and upload copyrighted material. i just really hope that if someone gets sued that they dont pull that "frostwire should get sued too" crap
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Postby Recoding » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:05 pm

I always try and see it from computer perspective, you bought the computer, if you go to a illegal website, download a illegal application, and run that application, and say..hack a network or whatever, the computer manufacturer isn't to blame, you are.
Same with frostwire, frostwire is a tool, how you use it is your choice.
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Postby Jambone » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:15 pm

Indeed, that is why frostwire is not to blame, and the chance of the police sending out forces to arrest frosty users is so limited its not worth worrying about ;)
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Postby nonproffessional » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:51 pm

The police never get involved and people do not get arrested for mere file sharing. Any legal matters arising from copying are civil and so only fines and not jailtime is involved.

(Although the FBI would like to talk to you if you deal with a certain kind of pornography or encryption...)
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Postby Black_Viper » Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:56 am

it does kinda annoy me though when people go into rooms like main and shout that frostwire is illegal when they have no idea what they are talking about
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Postby nonproffessional » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:07 pm

#Main annoys me too, but not always for that reason.
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Postby Jambone » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:24 am

In general, #Main annoys anyone with a life ;)
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