Newsgroup download in UK => penalized or not?

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  1. NicoLeOca
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    Hello, I'm just going to spend summer holidays in UK, and I'm would to download wii releases, particularly mario galaxy and mario party 8 in PAL [​IMG]

    I use to download via newsgroup in France, thanks to a free newsgroups and internet access provider.
    so I would like to know if it is really penalized (I know it's forbidden) to download in newsgroup in UK? [​IMG]

    Did you hear for somebody that had some problems with police for having download via newsgroup or another way?
    Do you think I don't need to subscribe to a private newsgroup access provider and that I can download thanks to torrent or other?

    What would you do if you were me? [​IMG]

    thanks a lot! [​IMG]
     
  2. jaxxster

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    I wouldnt worry about it. I cant see the police wasting money on someone downloading some isos. They'd rather spend thier piracy devision funds on capturing the people that make it possible for you to download games (groups) and distributors of illegal copies.
     
  3. Harsky

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    If I was in your position, I would spend my time visiting the UK instead of being cooped up in a room downloading stuff.
     
  4. ZdProjects

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    i would do the same as harsky [​IMG]
     
  5. NicoLeOca
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    lol
    Thanks for the advice. [​IMG]
    But, in the evening, after a long work day, a little game of Mario Galaxy would be great! [​IMG]
    And I will visit your country on my days off..
    Anyway
    I wish to embark upon a carrier in your country, I will have enought time to visit. [​IMG]

    PS: I love your country and your way of life... [​IMG]
     
  6. Sekkyumu

    Sekkyumu GBAtemp Regular

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    Well you can also download stuff while visiting London though [​IMG]
     
  7. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Your more than likely to get a letter from your ISP before your newsgroup provider. Like I did [​IMG]
     
  8. NicoLeOca
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    That's true too! [​IMG]
     
  9. NicoLeOca
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    Could you explain, please? [​IMG]
     
  10. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    your ok nothing will happen to you if you download wii games [​IMG] the police crack down on people who sell dvds not download them to use themselves. You can download from newzgroups without paying anything with Bt.
     
  11. NicoLeOca
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    Your are saying that BT offers an free access to newsgroups?? [​IMG] [​IMG]
    If yes, do I need to activate the access?
    what is the name of the news access?
    do I need a password to login?
    thanks a lot for this great new if it is true.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    the family I will livewith, has BT ISP! [​IMG]
     
  12. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Download Grabit . Then use nzb websites to get your nzb files [​IMG] all you have to do when setting up grabit type in news.btinternet.com and thats you off you go [​IMG]
     
  13. NicoLeOca
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    Such a great new!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    thanks a lot for all!
    I just received your MP!!

    PS: Now, I can learn my lessons! I have an exam tomorrow morning! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. Extreme Coder

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    Is it me or has using newsgroups for ds roms and wii isos become really popular? I thought IRC and BitTorrent were the best for this sort of stuff [​IMG]