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Is it legal to use DigitalOcean to distribute Linux?
I was planning to distribute Linux images (assume it is Ubuntu for now). The method of distribution is to be decided but it might be both BitTorrent and HTTP downloads.
I have got a few questions and I am asking them here because I usually get flamed at other places for asking them with responses like “This is not the place to ask these things”. Looking at this community, most people do not flame others. If I should not ask these here, then please tell me where to go and I would go and ask the question there.
- I think BitTorrent is illegal but so many people use it. But at some places it is said that the protocol is legal but it depends on which file we are downloading. Now, Ubuntu’s license says that it is free to distribute. Also Ubuntu.com provides Torrent files themselves. So is it Legal to distribute Ubuntu images? (I have emailed Ubuntu asking these things but no one replied)
- If distributing Ubuntu is legal, then is it allowed to run a torrent software on DigitalOcean? (Will I be banned and my service cancelled if I do this?) Also, I guess in this case providing HTTP downloads will also be legal, right?
- What are the network constraints of DigitalOcean? Is there a daily network limits? If yes, then how do I increase them? I do not see any bandwidth log in my panel.
- If all the above can be achieved, then are there any extra steps to perform so that no one can add their own torrent on my server? After much searching I found that there is a server called Deluge which can be run in daemon mode and it does not even require any UI so no one will be able to interact with it and no one will be able to add their own torrent because there is no UI!
Hoping to not get flamed :(
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