Re: [DMCForum] [OT] Battlestar Galactica...
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Re: [DMCForum] [OT] Battlestar Galactica...



I highly and publicly recommend BitTorrent as a free, reliable, and safe 
method of filesharing.  Sure, NNTP avoids direct peer-to-peer contact, 
and is therefore inherently safer than P2P protocols like BT, but I have 
a hard time believing that there is any real legal danger casually 
downloading copyrighted material via BitTorrent.

I have been using it for personal downloads for a few years now, as have 
many of my friends and coworkers, and this is the first I've heard 
anyone claim the protocol is dangerous.  I've actually been contacted 
directly by copyright owners (Paramount Studios and WB) and issued 
"cease and desist" letters when I used to be mmirror Suprnova.org on my 
web server, but the legal fact is that I wasn't hosting illegally 
distributed copyrighted material, I was hosting *links* to illegally 
distributed copyrighted material, so there was nothing they could do. 
I've never been contacted due to downloading.

Either way, it seems to be a matter engaged in by the copyright owners, 
not law enforcement.  IMHO, nothing to worry about.

Regards,
Jon Heese

Marc Levy wrote:
> If you are going to use BitTorrent (and I don't
> recommend it), be sure to use some of the software to
> block requests from known law enforcement agencies.
> 
> I am told PeerGuardian is good.
> 
> NNTP is much safer, but requires more technical
> knowledge to use.
> 
> If you tell me the name or number of the episode, I
> can download it for you.
> 
> 
> --- Jon Heese <dmcforum@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 
>>If your ISP provides newsgroup servers, yeah, that'd
>>be a good source. 
>>=)  Otherwise, BitTorrent is the way to go.
>>
>>Regards,
>>Jon Heese
>>
>>Marc Levy wrote:
>>
>>>NNTP.
>>>
>>>alt.binaries.battlestar-galactica would be a good
>>>place to try first..
>>>
> 
> 
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