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    Hi, I have been talking to a guy recently and we were considering setting up a private box which will allow FST members to gain access to certain files privately. Members would be awarded with access to the box through FTP. Only members that contribute to the discussion and help out will be awarded with access. (possibly on a post count basis, or another means.)

    I'm not all too familiar with how this works.
    What I need is some feedback.

    Brian

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    Cool! Would we be able to upload files too?

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    omg one admin asks for copies of ps2 games and the other is now setting up a private warez sever.



    count me in

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    What i need to know, is if this is private does that make it legal? Would FST have a risk of being shut down?

    Yes, Upload and Download

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    well, you're hosting files, and if they're copyrighted by someone else, then it's still illegal to distribute them.
    All you're really doing is removing most of the risk associated with unknown people having access.

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    Originally posted by rookiecrd1@14 July 2004 - 01:50
    Hi, I have been talking to a guy recently and we were considering setting up a private box which will allow FST members to gain access to certain files privately. Members would be awarded with access to the box through FTP. Only members that contribute to the discussion and help out will be awarded with access. (possibly on a post count basis, or another means.)

    I'm not all too familiar with how this works.
    What I need is some feedback.

    Brian
    Wouldn't that clash with rule N7?


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    im guessing fst will be alright if its on differnet servers, but the site owner will probably be in big shit. Its gonna be very difficult with a site this large to pick who should have access especially if it is warez.

    private still makes it illegal.

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    Originally posted by rookiecrd1@13 July 2004 - 18:56
    What i need to know, is if this is private does that make it legal?  Would FST have a risk of being shut down?
    I don't think the board could be shut down if it's a separate site. As for it being legal, I guess it would depend on where the ftp server would be located.

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    What I am thinking about doing is making a priovate folder ehre at FSt. Only certain members will have access to the folder and be allowed to access the box for downloads and uploads. Members will be able to gain access by being active, (more then just in the lounge) and helping other, writing guides, etc.

    Please give suggestions, feedback, etc.

    Brian

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    more elititsm?
    don't really see the point unless you're privy to pre-release releases of stuff, or you've got things nobody will have anywhere else.
    Otherwise, there's no real advantage over the file-sharing networks.
    If you want to eliminate the risk (for the site) host a tracker instead, and allow those "special" members to download from FTP in order to seed.


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