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by oregoncountry / March 22, 2013 11:38 AM PDT

and I could not figure out where to post this so apologies if this is not the right place.

I would love to find someone that could explain bittorent to me as a means of watching "downloaded" movies?

I am not sure what all is involved. I think I need to make an account in Bittorent and then, I was told to go to Kickass to actually download the movie. I got confused with this. Then I did go to download a movie and something popped up telling me I needed some sort of media player, which I already have a couple on my computer.

I got nervous when about 4 different windows opened with well, as far as I'm concerned, inappropriate ads.

Is this Bittorent safe to use? I looked at cnet reviews and found no negatives about it?

If someone is willing, could you tell me step by step instruction on what all I need to do to just do the right "steps" in getting to the point where I can download a movie once in awhile?

Thank you for any help:)

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Here, see if this will help.
by Oldartq / March 22, 2013 4:07 PM PDT
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Is it safe? Nothing is garanttee when it comes to the internet. If you are not comfortable with it..then don't use it. As for the player, if you already have it then there's no need to download another one. You can't install 2 of the same player anyway. There's no "steps" to take. You download just like any server. The difference is that you might get you data from more than just one server.

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Oop..forgot the link.
by Oldartq / March 22, 2013 4:13 PM PDT
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thank you much
by oregoncountry / March 23, 2013 12:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Oop..forgot the link.

I did look up all I could find and thank you for your link as well. I understand what it's about now, well, pretty much. I still don't get the download times and why it takes so long for some movies but I will read up on that one today;)

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Don't do it
by Pepe7 / March 23, 2013 4:02 AM PDT
In reply to: thank you much

BitTorrent is not legal, at least in the context of the things available to be downloaded are mostly protected by US copyright law.

Not to mention, when you utilize bittorrent, you broadcast your IP address publicly in many cases, making you bigger/easier target for lawsuit, should the MPAA/RIAA/ISP/Law enforcement decide to use you as an example case to prosecute.

Best way to keep legal is to go online to your public library and use interlibrary loan to borrow movies your local library does not own but you would like to see. Either that, or investigate into legal streaming options.


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