My Little Brother Just Got a Cease and Desist letter

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  1. XXLANCEXX
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    XXLANCEXX GBAtemp Maniac

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    Well This Sucks... My Little Brother Just Got a Letter from freaking Sony(3 Days Later) telling us That our internet is getting shut down because cause he downloaded an Illegal Copy of Tekken 5 on the PS2 and we have the dang game(So Retarted)
    so Sony Called our internet company and had them shut our Internet down and they flagged our MAC Address and My
    Dad got Uber Pissed so Now im using My android Phone for my internet.

    DON'T F*CK with Sony with Downloads On PS2
    Oh and imgine how they would react on a PS1 game
    they will go beserk lol
     


  2. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    ...WHAT THE FUCK?

    Sony can't do that. [​IMG]

    This must be a joke.
     
  3. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Not sure if it's a joke, but they can do that as long as the isp doesn't give dynamic ip's.
     
  4. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Really?

    That's really screwed up. Why would Sony take the time to contact a single ISP provider to block a single IP?
     
  5. DS1

    DS1 伝説の雀士

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    Yes!
    Same exact thing happened to me, except it was Tekken Tag, and I was in college.

    edit: And I had the game too, but for the sake of argument, it was on CD and my PS2 didn't read CDs.
     
  6. ChuckBartowski

    ChuckBartowski GBATemp Nerd Herd Specialist

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    Hmmmm. Most isp's will give you a warning first. I once got a notice from charter about a paramount movie. They didnt cut internet, buy gave us a warning. Also, use trusted sources and/ or private trackers for torrents.
     
  7. DS1

    DS1 伝説の雀士

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    Yes!
    I never torrented anything ever again, (I) don't trust that shit AT ALL.
     
  8. ChuckBartowski

    ChuckBartowski GBATemp Nerd Herd Specialist

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    Torrents are actually safe, when using a private tracker. Public trackers however are a bad idea.
     
  9. DS1

    DS1 伝説の雀士

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    Yes!
    That makes sense, especially considering how strict a lot of private trackers are.
     
  10. Joe88

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    private tracker is no different
    what is stopping (insert company name here) from obtaining the information they need? an invite?
    not like those are being handed out all over the net, oh wait...
     
  11. DS1

    DS1 伝説の雀士

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    Yes!
    It's not so much that a company can get information, but that they track certain torrents. Whoever runs Namco's anti-piracy squad clearly bugs a lot of shady public torrents.

    (the implication being that torrents on private trackers are thoroughly checked for 'cleanliness')

    edit: also, my school's dean actually showed me the cease and desist letter for a moment. It wasn't from Namco, it was from 'Sun something something'. I wish I had remembered, it certainly wasn't a legal office.
     
  12. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    i'll be damned if nintendo catchs me i'm doing my shit legit with sony.
     
  13. 754boy

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    It's perfectly legal to download a game if you own the original copy of it. You should have played that card!!
     
  14. Rasas

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    It isn't legal to download a game even if you own it unless we are talking about you owning the rights to it.

    It was in the DMCA forgot where.
     
  15. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

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    Not true. It's only legal to make a backup of your own personal disk. You can't get it from the internet for any reason.
     
  16. Kutxiii

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    I would say : Somebody used my pc!!! [​IMG]
     
  17. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    you really shouldn't sweat it. I've gotten several letters from my isp in the past. the one that made me laugh the most was when i got a letter about downloading an episode of biggest loser when it was available for free from the tv stations website. i've never gotten my internet disconnected or been sued. going forward try to use private trackers. i've never gotten a letter since i've stopped using public trackers.
     
  18. Zerousen

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    I've downloaded multiple torrents and anime, and have never been caught, and i've been pirating since I was 9 [​IMG] I guess I'm just lucky.. make sure your brother's using trusted sites, and maybe search up a few things about being safe with torrents.
     
  19. elmoreas

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    PM Sent
     
  20. acky

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    Try PeerGuardian for Windows or moblocker for linux.