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Old 22.01.2009, 20:22
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Using bit torrents in Switzerland. Is it legal or not?

Hi All

Are you at risk of legal prosecution in Switzerland if you use torrents to download files (games/movies/music etc)?

I have heard a number of different opinions from people here in CH.

Please just facts - this is not a thread on the morals of file sharing etc.

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Old 22.01.2009, 20:26
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Re: Using bit torrents in Switzerland. Is it legal or not?

Despite your asking for "just the facts", here a recent discussion.

Found using EF Search and the keyword "download".

Read it here.
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Re: Using bit torrents in Switzerland. Is it legal or not?

Please make the distinction between using Bittorrent for legitimate reasons and downloading copyright material without the copyright owners consent.

As I understand downloading copyright material (without consent) is not illegal in Switzerland but making it available for download (as you would be with Bittorrent) is.
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Re: Using bit torrents in Switzerland. Is it legal or not?

Different questions in the thread title and the first post.

It has been discussed a few times. Please read the linked post of this thread.
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