[arch-general] (Off-topic) Command-line torrent download tool

Kryptxy kryptxy at protonmail.com
Tue Jul 25 16:55:38 UTC 2017

No logic here. Don't know what was I thinking last night that I posted about this project here (stupid me!).
I do regret posting it. Won't happen again.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] (Off-topic) Command-line torrent download tool
> Local Time: July 25, 2017 8:07 PM
> UTC Time: July 25, 2017 2:37 PM
> From: eschwartz at archlinux.org
> To: arch-general at archlinux.org
> On 07/25/2017 05:29 AM, respiranto wrote:
>> On 2017-07-25 03:05, Kryptxy via arch-general wrote:
>>> Hi there, I"m not sure if the PKGBUILD will be accepted in AUR. I
>>> had once posted a thread in open-source contributions in arch
>>> formus, but was taken down due to legal issues (end of the day, TPB
>>> is illegal :P). So I didn"t put effort in building PKGBUILD. That"s
>>> the ONLY reason I posted about it here.
>> As far as I know, thepiratebay.org by itself is not illegal, only
>> much but not all of the _linked_ content. As an example, you can most
>> likely find a torrent-link for an Arch ISO.
> Probably worth noting that this defense breaks down when the project
> README specifically calls out high-profile illegal content as usage
> examples, though. :p
> Although the AUR *still* has that torrent client which is specifically
> designed to stream pirated movies via torrents, so I dunno.
> (I honestly thought that that was deleted, but I just checked and it"s
> still listed in the AUR!)
> --
> Eli Schwartz

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