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What are the legalities of online research involving illegal services?

I want to do a thesis paper involving illegal online resources. I don't want to be persecuted for these things though. What are some of the steps I would need to take to legitimately go about ...
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How is downloading a movie from the internet different from using home recording equipment?

As I was watching Despicable Me on free-to-air TV, I was thinking that maybe the next time it runs and Frozen I should set my PVR set top Box to record them. But then that got me thinking: if I ...
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File host that uploads illegal files to other file hosts

Imagine two file hosting websites. Perhaps Dropbox and Google Drive. Now imagine a third file hosting service. However, what it does is grab your file, split it in two chunks, encrypt both of them, ...
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Legal Backups: Can copies of other owners' backups be used?

Many legal systems protect the rights of legal owners of copies (of copyrighted works) to backup these copies. If I own a DVD or a book, I can* rip that DVD and scan that book to a PDF. But what if ...
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Storing pirated data online who is responsible?

If I were to set up an online storage company and sell GB/TB who would be responsible for my customers uploading pirated/illegal data on my storage servers? Would declaring in the terms and ...
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Why YTS owner not jailed for illegal digital distribution, even police caught him?

The guy behind YTS must be thanking his lucky stars. On 21 October, 2015 MPAA team shut down YTS site. Mega Upload owner was jailed for decades, even after he is running legal site, But YTS is not a ...
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Is it legal to download movies in Canada?

For years Canada has been known as a Pirates safe haven, but copyright in Canada has been going under huge reform for the past few years, and it's been hard to keep up with all the changes. With the ...

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