Legal, Copyright and risks involved in P2P applications
File sharing is not illegal so long as you abide by all
relevant copyright laws. Sharing, downloading and reproducing
copyrighted material without permission to do so is Illegal.
Please visit the following websites in order to get more information:
- FTC Consumer
here to view the original article as posted by the FTC
- For more
information on music & movie copyrights visit the RIAA and MPAA websites
Copyright Basics: Click here to find out the basics about copyrights
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Click here for important information on Filesharing
Copyrights: Click here to view copyright laws as stated by the US Government
If you are unsure of the copyrights on a specific file: Click here to search the
Here are some interesting rulings in
regards to the legality of file sharing programs:
- USA Court Decision - Federal Judge Rules: File-swapping tools are legal
- Canadian Court Decision - Canada's Federal Court has ruled against (...) suing individuals...
Court Decision - The Supreme Court of
the Netherlands has thrown out an appeal...
Please note that the above references are provided for better
understanding of file sharing technology, methodology and any
relevant issues. Our website will attempt to keep you as up-to-date
as possible but we strongly suggest keeping yourself updated with
all the issues related to file downloading.