The World Wide Web is a labyrinth of information with very unclear regulations of end-user agreements. The nature of such laws is ever-changing and it is very difficult to keep up with all the variations that arise on a daily basis.
The Internet has no set of rules that users need to abide by. Therefore, things that you consider are legal just because everyone does so on the internet is just being too naive. We will unveil ten common things that almost all internet users do which are actually illegal.
Torrents are not illegal in itself. However, downloading TV series, movies, music though peer-to-peer sharing are accurately illegal.
9. TV Streams
Most of the TV streams that are available easily on the web are illegal.
8. Accessing the Deep Web
It’s the criminal underbelly of the internet and just accessing the wrong site can get you in loads of trouble. Don’t go there believe me lots of shit there in the deep web.
7. Using Fake IP
This one shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. You can do all kinds of dodgy things when you’re anonymous. People fake their IP address to access things they’re not supposed to access and which are not available in their country.
6. Connecting to unsecured, non-public Wi-Fi
No, it’s not because it’s unsafe, it’s because you’re stealing internet. So, now stop using your neighbor’s WiFi connection to download torrents (Too much illegal).
5. Unlocking your phone
Although jailbreaking your iPhone and Rooting your Android smartphone is still technically legal, but personally unlocking your phone to use across carriers isn’t.
4. Ad blockers
In few countries blocking ads are illegal, although it’s completely unenforceable. Common ads are maybe the only source of income for some websites, but it is illegal.
3. Clicking “save image as” (Downloading Images)
Okay, not in some cases, but for the most part that image is copyrighted content and you cannot share, download and use images without the permission of the copyright holder.
2. Sharing passwords
There are many paid services and software provided by companies online which need passwords to access their service (Like porn sites, data storage sites) and you are not allowed to share them with others. So, keep that in mind next time.
1. Registering trademarked domain names
Big companies are really evil, they have trademarked nearly everything. At the very least it will probably land you in court if the company behind the trademark comes calling. So, make sure you are not registering any already trademarked name for your domain.