Originally Posted by finch
Most likely a legal thing. If done incorrectly you can open yourself up to creating P2P software swapping forum ie (warez, news reader, etc.) If its going to be a Freeware/Shareware download site it could be a great resource if not the forum could open itself to legal issues.
If all the files are freeware, shareware and trials, I cant open my self to any legal problems, as long as I give credit where credit is due.