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Downloading Demos = Piracy?
#1
Hi, I would like to know if it is illegal to download iso's of demos off of the internet. I want to download the demos to test games out that I do not own for the PS2, but own as an HD collection / different platform. Is it considered illegal if I download demos of games I don't have? Edit: Plus, I would want to download demos to search for beta content, if that is ok.
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#2
This is tricky. If it was an official demo disk, like from OPM(Official Playstation Magazine) then it would definitely be piracy, as the disk itself is copyrighted.

In fact, I am pretty sure demos are copyrighted, even if they were free, and that makes it piracy. (Note I am referring specifically to PS2 demos here of course)

Morally I wouldn't see a problem with it, but legally I think it's an issue.
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#3
(08-18-2014, 09:09 PM)Blyss Sarania Wrote: This is tricky. If it was an official demo disk, like from OPM(Official Playstation Magazine) then it would definitely be piracy, as the disk itself is copyrighted.

In fact, I am pretty sure demos are copyrighted, even if they were free, and that makes it piracy. (Note I am referring specifically to PS2 demos here of course)

Morally I wouldn't see a problem with it, but legally I think it's an issue.

So, what would you perfer I do?
PC Specs:
Core i5 4670k 3.4 GHZ
GTX 980 (Reference ASUS)
8 GB Ram GDDR3
1 TB HDD
600W Power Supply
#4
Care or you gonna end in jail for downloading a PS2 demo, the CIA is watching your computer.
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#5
(08-18-2014, 09:27 PM)Coma Wrote: Care or you gonna end in jail for downloading a PS2 demo, the CIA is watching your computer.

Ok, thanks for the answer! Thread closed.
PC Specs:
Core i5 4670k 3.4 GHZ
GTX 980 (Reference ASUS)
8 GB Ram GDDR3
1 TB HDD
600W Power Supply




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