Discussion Nintendo is using ISP's to catch pirates

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Dominator211, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Dominator211
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    Well, it seems like they are at it again, In a Spawnwave video I found out Nintendo is trying shutdown pirates by using ISP's. While this is a justified measure, I feel that they are going to look to the point of Narcissisticness. Searching frantically for anyone they can send a letter to. I mean I understand protecting their first party IP's but the over the top bullshit like what they have done in the past is what really makes me despise them as a company sometimes. I mean most of us can agree Nintendo is gonna go over the top with the ISP letters.

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  2. blurx

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    Well don’t use public trackers or get a VPN. It’s the same story with movies.
     
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    even then are you 100% sure your safe?
     
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    The music and movie industry have been doing this for years. If you dumb enough to be seeding torrents, then you're asking to get sued.
     
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    This is pretty normal happenstance for anyone that decides to pirates music/tv/movies via public torrent trackers.
    Not often you see this with software, but still not surprising.
     
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    With a VPN+Killswitch? Certainly.

    The only reason people get caught torrenting/downloading is because they were doing so with their own unmasked IP. Which can then be reported to an ISP/Original content holder.

    When using a VPN all your connections, downloads and uploads are through a different IP in a different location. Meaning they would not be able to acquire your IP and report you to your ISP. (You would of course, also want to go with a VPN that does not log data usage and allows for torrenting.)
     
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    Company defends its IP. People shocked worldwide.
     
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    dont download torrents, use DIRECT LINKS and you'll be fine
     
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    Most hysteric pirates will agree
     
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    The interesting thing here is that the guy in the video is the same guy who broke his switch with using the infamous Nyko dock.
     
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    yeah never touched torrents in months (last AUP violation I got was to fix my 3ds's nds mode oddly) which is why i want plantics to remove the magnet/torrent and start using off shore file hosters cause that can happen and did to me,since i changed my habits of not using torrents no emails so far
     
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    This is why torrents are almost always a bad idea. Either get PeerBlock + VPN, or don't download torrents.

    Torrents are overrated, direct links are usually a lot safer.

    I'm more worried about the people who are complacent with Nintendo's garbage handling of classic games on Switch.
     
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    This isn't new, I got a warning from my ISP once for torrenting Super Mario Galaxy back in the day.

    For best results, use a VPN, set your torrent client to not seed, and check for reports of flagged torrents before downloading. Besides, I've had better luck finding nsps with direct links rather than torrents.
     
  14. EmulateLife

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    I stopped using torrents a decade ago. Although I stopped downloading movies too (you can just stream them) I have never run into a problem of not finding a game without torrenting it.
     
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    I often wonder what truly triggers these kind of things. Been torrenting, streaming, and everything else in between for at least 15 years and not a single hiccup. Yet I've had friends get letters just for using streaming APK's like Showbox. As many gigs throughout the years I wonder if some just fall between the cracks.
     
  16. EmulateLife

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    I once had an ISP that had a department setup to only to catch torrents. I'm sure there are other that do the same.
     
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    Discord then. :)
     
  18. Dominator211
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    what was the name of the ISP and main ones here in America?
     
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    why dont well all just chill out a little?
     
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    No just a regional one, you've never heard of it. There could be national ones that do it too I don't know.
     
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