How safe is torrent now?
June 25, 2007 11:18 AM Subscribe
Asking for a friend, and as an update to old askme
. Since it's been more than a year, how hazardous is it to continue to use the p2p torrent sites?
posted by Dave Faris to computers & internet (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Setting aside the general "piracy is bad" argument, is it still pretty safe for someone to download files provided they don't ever originate a torrent stream? Since everyone who participates in the torrent networks uploads by design, isn't everyone an uploader? And is there any legal leg to stand on if you close down the transfer of a particular file as soon as it's finished?