Comcast copyright infringment letter?

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  1. BMinkie
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    I got one in my email for a porno I downloaded off of piratebay? I have stopped using piratebay and toreents all togeather now

    Will anything bad happen? I have heard of some ppl getting sued!

    This is my first offense ever
     


  2. CompassNorth

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    Know some people in real life who got the letters.
    Nothing has happened to them, I think if you keep doing it they cap your speed for awhile.
     
  3. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    The infamous 5 or 6 strikes copyright alert system.

    Basically ISP will warn you up to 5 or 6 times of copyright infringement. After that ISP either disconnect you from the service or throttle your Internet speed. Appeal process costs you money.

    Strange that they would police over a porno.
     
  4. BMinkie
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    They scared me straight no mor epiracy for me not worth it a frien dof mines says he got sued and had to pay setteled out of court
     
  5. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    It is complete BS. I got 3 of those letters for my try it then buy it policy (2008):)
    Just lay off the torrents.
    + use VPN
     
  6. BMinkie
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    whats vpn?
     
  7. the_randomizer

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    Dr. Wahwee's castle

    Virtual private network, it hides your IP address, obfuscates it with another one, makes it harder to trace.
     
  8. BMinkie
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    is it a program ?
     
  9. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    No, it is a paid subscription.
     
  10. BMinkie
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    link ?
     
  11. Ericthegreat

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    Your over thinking it, worst comes worst they cut you off, and you get a different isp.... use peerblock and you will be fine, it is a program. (and its free)

    http://www.peerblock.com/
     
  12. trumpet-205

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    Peerblock alone ain't enough. Most ISP these days do deep packet layer inspection to sniff out P2P activity. Peerblock won't be able to stop that.
     
  13. Zaide

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    I used to use iPredator (google it). Always worked fine for me.
     
  14. Ericthegreat

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    Most ISP dont bother either tho ;) I am just trying to say he shouldn't be so paranoid.
     
  15. trumpet-205

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    To be fair, VPN can be defeated by law enforcement.

    While most VPN doesn't keep log, a court order can force VPN provider to log its connection. Long enough for one to be traced.
     
  16. Zaide

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    Court order requires a crime to have been committed. In most countries piracy is only a civil offense and not a criminal offense, so it's not grounds for a court order. If you are doing other more illegal things through it then you might have to worry though.
     
  17. Ericthegreat

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    Yea, stop uploading animal porn guys.
     
  18. BMinkie
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    Your not the boss of me!
     
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  19. Dust2dust

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    Why not just use a Usenet provider? I haven't used torrents in years. With SSL encryption, the only one who knows what you're downloading is your usenet provider, and I'm not sure they care, as long as you pay them for the subscription.
     
  20. BMinkie
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    how do i get into usenet?