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May 15, 2009

Is downloading torrent files from Mininova illegal?

Is torrent illegal? Legal or not I know many of us just like to free download movies, TV shows and other stuff as torrents. Here is the official take on this sticky question:-
"No, torrent files are not copyrighted, so this is allowed. However, opening a torrent file in your BitTorrent client may start the process of downloading (and possibly uploading) copyrighted content. Depending on the circumstances, such as the content in question and the country you're living in, this might be illegal. In some countries, it is illegal to download and upload copyrighted material. In this case, make sure that you only download unlicensed content via BitTorrent. In some other countries, it is allowed to download copyrighted material, as long as you don't upload. If this is the case, we advise you to use the BitThief client. To be on the safe side, we advise you not to download any copyrighted content at all."

This is the official take of Mininova, so its is advisable to play safe and think before you do it. Finally it depends on you what you want to download?

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