if i have applecare,can i use torrents ?

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  1. titosh181, Jul 10, 2011
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    It is perfectly fine to download torrents of non copyrighted material. If you download said copyrighted material it is not a breach of contract it is against Federal law.
     
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    No, just copyright law depending on your country.
     
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    good editing of your title to make my post look out of context :p
     
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    Moderator's note, per the forum rules http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules:

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    there's nothing wrong with with downloading torrents....
     
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    Of course, if you have to ask such questions, you probably shouldn't be doing it.
     
  10. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    Alot of windows drivers are on torrents. Driverpacks.net is an example legal torrent site.
     
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    a lot of games distribute their patches through torrents too (world of warcraft, i think starcraft too).
    torrents aren't illegal , just like drinking isn't. but downloading copyrighted material IS illegal (in most countries), just like driving drunk is.
     
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    Just to add on, Ubuntu's stuff is also accessible through torrents.

    And another fun fact, I think in... Europe? Somewhere over there, it's legal to download copyrighted material but illegal to upload it.
     
  13. skier777 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, Torrents themselves are perfectly legal and do not breach the contract.

    Downloading copyrighted material is probably not against the rules of applecare, simply because it is already illegal.
    Just as applecare doesn't explicitly say loss of coverage if you use your computer to beat someone to death, it says nothing about torrents.
     
  14. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Was this thread created by the OP in a attempt to be funny? I sure hope so, what a ridiculous question!
     
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    You say that's a ridiculous question but people are still ignorant in their beliefs that being homosexual is completely by choice.

    Obviously that's way off in left field but you can see the point I'm making. No matter how simple a question is, it is a question, and whether we all asked it or not, at one point we didn't know the answer either.

    It's easy to amass a large amount of knowledge when you come here and read tech oriented blogs every day. A lot of the time, people visiting these forums aren't these heavy tech readers and sometimes just have a question or two that needs to be answered.

    If they can search to find it, tell them. If it's easier to just answer the question, answer it.
     
  16. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

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    I understand that talk of downloading illegal torrents is banned on this site but the op did not say he was downloading copywrited material. All he stated was "torrents", which could mean hes downloading a torrent.

    People always seem to jump the bandwagon when someone references them on this site.

    Anyways, to answer the ops question torrents will not stop your applecare
     
  17. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    if ur in the US, its legal to download only for personal use.
    not selling.
    other than that u r legal to use/download
     
  18. scarboni21, Jul 10, 2011
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    Thank you. 15 replies and we hadn't got to this yet. Again, thank you :rolleyes:

    No. Its always illegal to download copyrighted material without paying for it. :eek:
     
  19. dsio macrumors regular

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    Depends on the individual license, Linux is copyrighted, and distributing it is only legal under terms of the GPL. There are also many licenses that permit personal non-commercial use.
     
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    Piling on here, lots of legitimate companies use torrents to crowd-source and stress their products, Blizzard being one of the prime examples ( World of Warcraft). Torrents are not something that would ever break AppleCare, unless it's a torrent of liquid colliding with the computer :D
     
  21. scarboni21 macrumors regular

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    Ugh, statements like this is why forums are littered with hundreds of threads about the same thing. It just confuses people.

    THERE IS NO LEGAL WAY TO DOWNLOAD PIRATED MUSIC, MOVIES OR SOFTWARE FOR FREE.
     
  22. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Obviously? Linux distributions are free and supported by torrents though.
     
  23. dsio macrumors regular

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    There's a mountain of music and movies that are available by bittorrent and other services for free and are legal to download licensed under creative commons or other similar licenses. If you think people are too stupid to understand the difference and want to dumb that down, by all means, but people know when they are or aren't stealing without you having to help them out of their confusion.
     
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    Your Mac will not be cover under Applecare but also send information to FBI. They will knock your door if you download torrents. BEWARE!:D
     
  25. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Wrong. There are lots of software that can be downloaded free. look at the apps used to Jailbreak the iPhone. They are distributed through Torrents all the time. Lots of freeware is also.

    A movie that was released a few months ago, called the Tunnel was also distributed through Torrents legally by the owner. It's the way I got it.
     

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