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Does using offshore hosting amd say running a torrent site fall under illegal hobby ?

Comments (9)

Well, if you are sharing copyrighted material, then it is illegal everywhere...

Comment #1

How are sites like wtso.net operating still if it's illegal ? what about warez-bb.org ?

Comment #2

Because, you can't really just enforce rules when the place is hundreds or thousands of miles away from you.

Well.. you could, but you need to fly down there or find a lawyer in that area.

Also, not ALL countries following copyright laws etc.....

Comment #3

If they are hosting copyrighted content, then the suffering company may file a law suit against that site in that country where the server is located...

Comment #4

I dont know if it's illegal that way...but it's working like that widely..so how does it matter...if there is no strict law abiding..

Comment #5

Remember that just because someone else is breaking the law doesn't mean it's alright.

Most of those sites are closed down once they become big, only a small amount like the ones you mentioned stay up and those won't stay out of reach of the authorities for that long either...

Comment #6

Even if your hosting is offshore in a country that allows illegal things to happen... but you live in the states or a country that those activities are illegal you can still be prosecuted and you will lose..

Comment #7

Considering the forums you have been banned from, one would think you would have moved onto more legit sites by now.

Yes, it's illegal. No, offshore hosting does not protect you...

Comment #8

The only time when it's legal is if the server and the website owner are in a country that doesn't recognize or enforce intellectual property laws.

Both server and domain owner must be somewhere the law can't touch them. This is how piratebay operates. Smaller sites either haven't gotten shut down yet or follow the above principles.

Realize it's not enough to only host offshore. If they can trace the owner to a person in a country like the USA they'll sue your ass into hell and the feds will end up arresting you.

I have never seen the value of running a warez site. There are so many other genres you can get into that can successful. It's like a college graduate deciding to be a drug dealer...

Comment #9


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