Lawsuits against downloading Wii games?

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  1. onekewlpenguin
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    I was wondering if there have been any lawsuits against individuals downloading Wii software from torrents, etc? Has anyone heard of any?
     
  2. hersuri

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    Not so much for downloading, but being caught uploading has attracted some legal action. Case in point: the gent responsible for one of the initial NSMB Wii leaks. He was hit hard, and with good reason - go after the source to stop the leaking. If only BP were as wise as Nintendo...

    But who knows, you might get caught downloading if you do it. Because it's wrong. So, don't.
     
  3. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    Haven't heard of anyone getting fined for downloading Wii Software, though i have read of someone in particular getting fined for uploading.
     
  4. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Torrents are not safe/anonymous, they fall under the same laws as other distribution methods (even moreso as you upload while downloading by default).
     
  5. DunkrWunkah

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    Use direct downloads, and they can't find you.
     
  6. Burton

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    and if I recall correctly that guy came here posting "I uploaded nsmb It was me see my receipt".....very smart hehe.
     
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    thats why they called him kongsnutz, he had huge nuts............. not so much on the brains side tho
     
  8. onekewlpenguin
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    Haha, Sore one point for that. And for the record, I know how cliche this is going to sound but one of my close friends is the one who has been downloading- Not me. It just freaks me out a little bit and I'm trying to convince him to stop. Thanks guys
     
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    KN just confirmed me as a friend on FB.

    I wonder what he's upto now??
     
  10. dmonkey21

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    Haha so true
     
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    Working double and triple shifts to pay for nintendos devs for the 3ds
     
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    XD!!!

    I added him about 6 months ago and only just got confirmed. Maybe he's paid up? (not)

    ACA are just a massive beatup anyway.
     
  13. smashdude

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    Dude Burton please check your PM's. I still need your help with the PS1 and Pac-Man emulators. Thanks!
     
  14. xander150

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    Yeah, smashdude is back and posts his shit in every topic that doesn't belong to his questions.
     
  15. kimikal27

    kimikal27 GBAtemp Maniac

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    u can be fined yes, or u can receive a letter from your provider saying that they have unlimited traffic yes, but 482G in one month is just too much and if you do it again your gonna be charged...

    can happen...
     
  16. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    I've known people with no internet connection or computer get threatened with lawsuits for apparently seeding a pinball game.
     
  17. Parablank

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    lolwut?

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll be fine unless you run up to a piracy enforcement agent/official, and yell in his face, "I'M DOWNLOADING WII GAMES!"
     
  18. CJL18

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    i have never been caught with using cox, but Eatel i got warned 4times before they banned my IP, but that was 7years ago and not for games just movies...never been caught for games
     
  19. Guild McCommunist

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    Only retards who don't take proper precautions get caught pirating. Just take the stupid way like me and stick to direct downloads.

    Anyway, it's more logical for people to go after uploaders than downloaders. It's like taking taking care of weeds. If you keep cutting them down they'll just keep growing back up. Rip it out from the root and that sucker is gone, until another weed takes its place.
     
  20. kimikal27

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    not stupid at all m8