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Is downloading torrents illegal?


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November 19, 2016 7:37PM

No, it's what you download with them that is illegal. Some things are illegal but others are Public Domain, so those are legal. It likely depends on the particular file and the downloader's geographically location. It's been treated as a civil matter thus far.

Something else to keep in mind is computer viruses. Even torrents you can legally download will give you those.