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Frostwire? - May 27th 2009, 03:22 PM

Hi Guys,

Well I was thinking about downloading this thing called frostwire and I was wondering if anyone had/has it, if its any good, do you get any viruses etc. If anyone doesn't know what it is, it downloads music.


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Re: Frostwire? - May 27th 2009, 03:45 PM

Hi,

I would not reccommend getting frostwire.
For one it is illegal to use download music this way, and the second thing is - I've been told its worse than limewire. More viruses. etc

Buy off itunes or something instead.
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Re: Frostwire? - May 27th 2009, 03:55 PM

Its illegal? My friend said it wasnt.. Oops.


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Re: Frostwire? - May 27th 2009, 04:30 PM

It is illegal in US.

It is not in Canada. Thats all I want to say.

ALso Limewire is better.

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Re: Frostwire? - May 27th 2009, 10:12 PM

OK, can a mod close/delete this thread. I didn't realise frostwire was illegal it was just something I heard about from a mate, I won't be downloading it.


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Re: Frostwire? - May 28th 2009, 12:09 PM

Frost wire, Limewire and there's another one too, but all in fact ARE illegal.

P2P sharing is illigal so anything remotely like that to download music is too.

If you want the music so bad, buy the cd or download from something like itunes, windows media store etc.
That way you get the music... without the viruses!
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Re: Frostwire? - May 28th 2009, 01:44 PM

I was under the impression that they arent illegal, neither is P2P sharing, its how people use them that makes them illegal. Depending on what copyright license they have on them, I cant remember the names right now, but if you have created a file and wanted to share it with everyone, and someone downloaded it by P2P that would be fine, its when people put copyrighted material like song, movies etc on there that is illegal.

I for one dont use them, I dont want the temptation... I buy all of my music rent just about all of my movies and yeah Im skint but its the right way to go about it.

Just to give an example, a band at my school dont want to sell music, just to get known, and maybe oneday sell their songs, but thats another matter. Until then, they speard their stuff around as much as they can. To be honest th best, and general rule is if someones paid for it and is sharing it, it illegal. If someone, or a group made it, and gave it away, its fine



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Re: Frostwire? - May 28th 2009, 01:48 PM

Yes, but frost-wire and limewire and others like this are p2p sharing for music, which is copyrighted, therefore illigal.
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Re: Frostwire? - May 28th 2009, 06:44 PM

Frostwire or Limewire are not illegal, they're just Peer-2-Peer filesharing programs that can be used for exactly what it says on the tin, filesharing.
What's illegal or legal depends on what you do with it.
Also, don't worry, you won't get in trouble for discussing this as far as I know, but since this forum isn't for debates on the ins and outs of copyright law etc, and since the OP requested it, I'm closing this thread now.




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