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Is it legal to download full movies online from torrent sites?

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Downloading full movies from torrent sites is not legal. Downloading movies from torrent sites is considered piracy, which is illegal, and can incur penalties ranging from fines to time in prison.

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Downloading full movies from torrent sites is considered copyright infringement. Copyright law states that individuals who do not own the copyright to a property are not allowed to duplicate it for any purpose. Downloading a torrent for a movie creates a digital copy, which is explicitly prohibited by copyright law. Penalties for downloading movies illegally include up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or a combination of fines and jail time.

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