Go ahead and torrent it... torrent'in games and movies is actually legal
Stop talking out of your ***. I torrent stuff almost every week, but in no way it generally is legal. Not even in your dreams. In a torrent, where you automatically upload as you download, you are distributing copyrighted material to third parties - and it doesn't matter crap whether you intended to do so, knew about this or limited your upload speed to insignificant amounts either.
Torrents are an effective yet dirty way to get your hands on stuff - but don't delude the masses. In the case of copyrighted material (virtually every game, movie or audio data that was produced after 1950) it's just as much theft as stealing an apple in a supermarket.
And I don't care about your opinion on that matter either. As I said, I sometimes torrent stuff without, well, let's say: checking about copyrights either. But laws are laws, and if (in the rare case that he is not cautious) he gets caught, there's a chance he's convicted to a not-too-small sentence. Admittedly, such cases are still rare; but the hunt for data pirates has just begun, and nobody knows what will happen to the IP adressess collected now in a few years. Edited, Sep 16th 2011 4:55am by Rinsui