"Well, it's a grey area. Sharing a file or piece of media without the copyright holder's consent is absolutely illegal - but the argument is that with torrenting, you're only ever sharing a small, completely meaningless string of data, so technically you're not doing anything wrong. Technically.
But generally speaking, we absolutely advise against torrent downloads. It requires stepping onto some very sticky legal ground - you're sharing an unlicensed, copyrighted piece of media. Which is illegal.
That means you can still get in some quite serious legal trouble, like a lot of people have done in the past. Besides, it's not fair on the copyright holders and the people who are relying on royalties from their media to pay the bills."
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