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P2P will not be illegal in New Zealand

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 3-Aug-2011 14:56

I've seen some comments around saying P2P is illegal come 1st September and the new copyright law is enacted.

To be clear: P2P is not illegal. It's the distribution of copyrighted material without the proper rights to do so that it is.

P2P can also be used for software distribution as well as distribution of content that is no longer copyrighted, or content whose authors decided to make freely available (even if they still retain copyright).

Here are two web sites where you can find content legally available through P2P (torrents):



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Mauricio Freitas
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