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Old December 12, 2008, 07:37 AM
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Heh....

We're skirting that line in the sand folks............

Since torrents are used to distribute legitimate copyright free content there's nothing wrong with discussing them, but care must be taken to keep the discussion away from areas that might be considered illegal....

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Old December 12, 2008, 09:43 AM
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I use Mininova myself because it doesn't contain any ads that contain porn or high volume popups. Plus, NoScript allows surfing on that site without enabling the Mininova script! Kinda nice...
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Old December 12, 2008, 10:45 AM
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funfile
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pretome
demonoid

all private :)
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Old December 12, 2008, 11:15 AM
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Heh....

We're skirting that line in the sand folks............

Since torrents are used to distribute legitimate copyright free content there's nothing wrong with discussing them, but care must be taken to keep the discussion away from areas that might be considered illegal....

To elaborate, and hopefully provide some information for any future "BitTorrent" related threads.

According to the precedent set in the ruling of BMG Canada Inc. v. John Doe, 2004 FC 488 - Peer to Peer sharing of copyrighted works, is in fact "not illegal"
While the main ruling of the case was in relation to privacy and the CRIA request information from ISP's, the Judge also stated that the act of sharing copyrighted files (and henecforth downloading them) is legal under Section 80 (1) of the copyright act.
Though no precedent that I am aware of, has been clearly set for uploading and "making available" in Canada so there is definitely a grey area.

A quick overview of the reason why
"As part of demonstrating infringement of the Copyright Act, the
plaintiff must prove to the court that the defendant authorized
reproduction of the sound recordings and distributed the content.

Canada has yet to implement the World Intellectual Property
Organization Performances and Phonogram Treaty (WPPT) or the Copyright
Treaty (WCT). These treaties were concluded in 1996 and became the
basis of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA,
1998) in the USA. Canada signed up to the principles of the treaties
in 1997, but has yet to ratify them. Had Canada implemented the WPPT,
the CRIA would not have needed to proven that authorization and
distribution had occurred.

Without implementation of the treaties, Judge Finckenstein turned to
case law for guidance, and decided to follow a Supreme Court
precedent. In a case involving a photocopier in a library, the Supreme
Court judge ruled that setting up the facilities that allow copying
does not amount to authorized infringement. Likewise with P2P
software, the preconditions for copyright infringement are in place,
but authorization is absent.

Judge Finckenstein also concluded that the use of P2P software does
not amount to distribution. He argued, ?Before it constitutes
distribution, there must be a positive act by the owner of the shared
directory, such as sending out the copies or advertising that they are
available for copying. No such evidence was presented by the
plaintiffs in this case.?

Finding an omission of authorization and distribution, the judge had
no choice but to deny the CRIA?s motion. This is an unmistakable
signal from the courts that sharing copyright works on the P2P
networks in question is not unlawful. The courts may distinguish
networks which use different technology, such as BitTorrent.
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i dont think demonoid is private... torrents are slow and alot of leachers, but i mean its still free of all crap as said above so, its good
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hahaha your on underground gamer? Awesome!
I donated awhile back and have vip status :D
No VIP status for me. :(
I got on during the 08-08-2007 golden torrent weekend.
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Old December 12, 2008, 03:42 PM
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I typically use ilovetorrents and demonoid. Both private trackers so I never really have to worry about crap. ilovetorrents is usually very good for download speeds also but they don't have a ton of stuff.
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Old December 12, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Well I for one use
BitSoup - Private Tracker
Demonoid - Private Tracker
DIDIDave - Private Tracker
and as a last resort for finding stuff
Piratebay - Public Tracker
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Surprising no one mentioned torrentz.com

I use them as it searches most of the common torrent sites, and you choose the site you want from there. In the end, i pretty much end up with isohunt or piratebay.
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