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Old 02-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #21
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Friend when to germany for a weekend to visit family. He forgot to turn of his torrents whilst there for two days. A few weeks later his auntie got a message saying you downloaded and uploaded this movie, from a small legal company. To make a long story short he got a lawyer and still ended up having to pay around 1500 euro plus the money for his lawyer.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:52 AM   #22
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #23
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:57 AM   #24
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #25
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I don't pirate stuff.

I've been known to pillage and burn (never rape though) from time to time though.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #26
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I don't pirate stuff.

I've been known to pillage and burn (never rape though) from time to time though.

Thats the most fun part though
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #27
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Since I've never pirated anything, no...I'm not worried. However, if I were the kid who had a 100GB of pirated material and was distributing it to my friends, then I'd be worried.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:50 PM   #28
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lol, no.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:59 PM   #29
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The person who gets prosecuted is the person who's name the internet is in. Use a work/public one & you're fine.


Until your company traces it to your workstation and you get fired.


I don't torrent shit anymore cause my connection sucks.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:09 PM   #30
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Also, my brother's friend got caught once and was fined some ridiculous amount like $100,000 or something that he clearly couldn't pay (and the authorities knew he couldn't pay). Basically, he just left it alone and I guess the authorities did too because they knew how ridiculous it was.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:39 AM   #31
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got a cease and desist order once. haven't really pirated since.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:53 AM   #32
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Nope. My ISP practices a "3 strike" rule, and I've yet to get a single strike. Then again I don't tend to download anything where there's likely to be strict copyright enforcement, mainly books.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:06 AM   #33
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I don't pirate at all or download files illegally so I've got nothing to worry about. The times I've read about people being prosecuted have been when they've been distributing the material, not downloading it, so as long as you're not seeding a load of movies/music/software I'd imagine you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:44 AM   #34
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I have TBs of shit and I'm not worried. Then again, I know what I am doing.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:22 AM   #35
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #36
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Suddenly, I feel awesome for living in this fucking narnia called Bosnia.


South Africa for the win!We don't give a **** here, we actually are more concerned with the Somalians!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #37
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:27 AM   #38
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A friend of mine was caught, although strangely they only convicted him on 3 counts when he had download gigabytes and gigabytes of albums.

I haven't heard from him in a while, but last I heard he was fined something like £2000 for the 3 counts, evidence of which they had for 3 albums. It was pretty crazy. He had to move back in with his parents because he couldn't afford rent and the monthly payments for the fine.

Man I should Facebook him really
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #39
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I haven't heard from him in a while, but last I heard he was fined something like £2000 for the 3 counts, evidence of which they had for 3 albums. It was pretty crazy. He had to move back in with his parents because he couldn't afford rent and the monthly payments for the fine.

What's the justification for that? Surely he wouldn't have incurred damages like that unless he was uploading/distributing?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:42 AM   #40
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The problem is that the industry is given free reign to decide what an infringement is worth. You see in America reports of people downloading a few albums and then getting sued for $10,000 a song despite now sharing anything. It's becoming more similar over in the UK as time goes by.
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