Is it legal to download a game if you own the original and ps2 but don't have a DVD drive in the computer.
I really want to play KH II but because of my stupid drives virus it won't let me access dvd/cd's.
If you download the iso via bittorrent or some other p2p client, you were also uploading the file as well, which is illegal virtually everywhere.
Going off topic a little but related to the thread but is there really any legal reasons to use a torrent? In my computer networking class we spent a few days talking about p2p vs client server downloads and obviously p2p is much faster because it is spread out over various peers and simultaneous downloading and seeding is much faster than putting strain on a server.
However the only reason I can think of to use a torrent is to download movies and games and software illegally. I know some small software companies could use torrents to distribute betas and the like to customers easier and quicker but other than that I can't think of a real legal reason to use a torrent.
Personally I don't trust p2p software especially torrents. That very word sounds bad. Like virus and trojan download central. Plus with the whole seeding and tracking thing I don't want a possibility of anyone trying to locate and find a back door to my computer and screw stuff up. I know the guy who invented the protocol for it is a genious but I still dont trust it.
There is a lot of legal ways to use torrents -- linux distributions are big, they faster to be downloaded by p2p. There also a bunch of free content (such as modern big demos) that better to be downloaded by such way. And if you afraid of viruses -- don't use Windows.
Also it is useful for anime fansubs for anime which isn't licensed in the US.
(09-11-2009, 06:51 PM)dralor Wrote: Also it is useful for anime fansubs for anime which isn't licensed in the US.
At least until someone decides to license it. Sometimes, fansub groups drop it as a sign of respect but some fansubs don't give a damn and continue fan subbing anyway even if it was licensed.
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NASA likes to release huge hi-res pics of the universe via torrents. Huge meaning 4+ gigs sometimes.