Vuze is a torrent program that allows you to share and download a wide range of files such as movies, music, software, and other files. Like many peer-to-peer services, Vuze users downloading content illegally may receive a warning letter or e-mail from their Internet service provider (ISP) such as Comcast. Some ISPs like Comcast receive cease-and-desist warnings from copyright holders (like movie studios and RIAA-backed music labels) and pass this information on to the individuals downloading the material. Avoiding these warnings can be done.
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Choose carefully the types of files that you download and share on Vuze. Only download files authorised by the copyright holder. For example, some bands may release music for free on Vuze.
Avoid copyrighted material or content that is not authorised for download or upload via peer-to-peer sharing and torrents. For example, Hollywood movies, major label music, software, and TV shows may be copyrighted and downloading them from Vuze may be a violation of copyright law.
Avoid new major releases like blockbuster movies or major label artists as these may be especially likely to trigger a letter or e-mail from Comcast. Purchase copyrighted music legally for download through outlets such as Amazon, iTunes, and Google.
Tips and warnings
- Disable the "sharing" or "seeding" feature on Vuze.
- Using torrent services can open you up to possible viruses and malware downloaded through unknown files.
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