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Also, is downloading free stuff deemed as illegal as paying for pirated media by law? And is the receiver as illegal as the supplier in both cases ?[/quote:58a2020ec4]

Put simply – Yes. D’ling free stuff is primary copyright infringement, paying for pirated media is secondary infringement. Liability in both cases attaches to both parties, since ignorance is not a defense where IP infringement is concerned.