Officer Scooby here,
I am posting this because as usual I wanted to buy something in the classifieds only to find out it was just copies and I could get as many as I wanted for a cheap price. Thing is if I wanted copies I could get them for free from torrents or newsgroups so why the hell would I even pay for them?
What is the deal with all the illegal selling going on here? I have seen numerous threads over the past few months where people are selling copied music, movies or games. Do you people not realize this is illegal? Do you just not care?
Legally the forums can get into trouble for even allowing the sale or illegal material on its site so you arent just putting yourself at risk you are also putting the forum at risk as well.
I own 500+ DVD movies and have backed up many of them to my hard drives to stream over my network. Is that legal? Hell yes! Is selling them illegal? Hell yes!
If you own the original you can make a backup to use for yourself, but you can not sell that backup.
Selling an ipod or an mp3 player loaded with music is illegal
Selling a pc with windows installed without the license is illegal
Selling a modded xbox full of games is illegal unless you provide the original games with it
How is all this so hard to understand?
I am sure some who read this will flame away with "thanks officer scooby" or some other crap, but I dont care. I like this site and would hate to see the admins get into legal trouble because a few of you are so hard up for cash that you need to sell illegal material here.
IMO, I think it should be in the rules that if you are caught selling illegal materials you get banned from the classified section.
Thats all, flame away!