"The Hurt Locker" Torrenters: Prepared to get sued

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  1. Cermage
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    source: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/20...-to-be-sued.ars

    have to say, thats what you get for torrenting stupidly.
     


  2. tKo HaXoR

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    FAIL?
     
  3. Justin121994

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    Would you get sued even if you used a private torrent site?..

    My dad rented the movie so i had no need to pirate, but just asking o.o.

    Might make me think twice if I ever download a movie..since I'm 15.. I don't want to be in debt so soon..:S
     
  4. Feels Good Man

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    So if you already torrented it, you're screwed? Only in US or what?
     
  5. jefffisher

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    hmmm i've never heard of that movie and i torrent tons of movies i'm thinking that it probably didnt do good because it sucked either that or not enough commercials.
     
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    It wasn't well advertised at all. I remember my brother recommending it to me so I watched it in the theatres. That was the first time I heard about that movie but it was pretty damn good
     
  7. ChuckBartowski

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    It won the oscar for best movie. And best director. And a bunch of other stuff and others at different award shows.
     
  8. jefffisher

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    well now that i've heard it was good downloading it now thanks
     
  9. TM2-Megatron

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    Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, huh?

    Anyway, this news = epic fail. ISPs shouldn't just roll over like that.

    I wonder how much they'll be suing each person for, anyway... how would they be able to justify any more than the cost of a single ticket each? Sounds kinda stupid, IMO.
     
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  11. Feels Good Man

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    I'm confused. If you downloaded it before the release here, you're screwed but if you did it after it was released in DVD, you're not screwed?
     
  12. jefffisher

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    haha i know what i'm doing i figure if they sued all those other people they practically owe me
     
  13. Jemlee

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    hmmm.... guess we need to be more careful. VPNs and proxies are reccomended i guess
     
  14. Sefi

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    Just use your neighbor's unprotected wifi [​IMG].
     
  15. Potticus

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    I think I got this from a friend... Who torrented it.

    Better him then me eh?
     
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    Tor I2P hurr durr

    if you can get caught using P2P then piracy is not for you
     
  17. iamthemilkman

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    No movie is worth stealing or paying to go see/renting. Most of the stuff that comes out of Hollywood is pure shit these days.

    I'm glad to say I've never downloaded a movie illegally and I rarely go to see them/rent them, either.

    I'd rather avoid them entirely, including this overrated horse manure.
     
  18. Raiser

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    Have you even watched it?
    I personally haven't yet, but if it gets six Oscars...

    Just askin'. Considering how you say "I rarely go to see them/rent them", what're you basing your "this overrated horse manure" on?
     
  19. Justin121994

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    Hmm whats a good program or proxy.. So if your downloading torrents your safe [​IMG]?...
     
  20. Gore

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    torrented mine from an obvious place but I'm sure I'll be fine.