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Are these legal in this country ? I just wondered if anybody knew what position was ? Clearly some of the content is a bit dodgy

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WTF is a newsgroup when it's at home ???

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Are these legal in this country ? I just wondered if anybody knew what position was ? Clearly some of the content is a bit dodgy
Newsgroups are legal - the content may not be! I think that, broadly speaking, most if the ISPs control the access to the dodgy ones, don't they?

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I've been using newsgroups and downloading content when it was one of the few ways to get stuff - well before the emergence of P2P. They've largely been ignored since HTTP became the predominant delivery protocol. All that binary seems to frighten many users.

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I think you need to be aware that even on a newsgroup, you are at risk of legal action if you post something libellous about someone. And dont be naive to think you cant be traced.

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