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Old 11.11.2012, 14:15
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Yes, I almost mentioned that in my previous post. Obviously open source, freeware or shareware are the exceptions. Downloading a program like Photoshop, Windows or Microsoft Office though without paying for it is illegal as would be sharing it with someone else.
Nope, sorry you're actually dead wrong here.

Hypothetically, sure you're not permitted to steal is Switzerland, but the policy of enforcement is what counts. Uploading is strongly frowned upon, but nobody will come after you for downloading - whether it be software, music, video etc. Given the difficulty of proving that you never had a legal copy of what you're downloading is just too difficult, and so is considered a poor usage of resource to pursue.
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