Uploading game ISOs?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Aijelsop, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Aijelsop
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    I see all these sites with forums where people post their collection of Wii, DS, GBA, XBOX, PS2/3, etc games...
    Why aren't they scared about uploading these ISOs?

    Like this:
    http://www.courierma...o-1225828437040

    Seriously, are they not scared?
    Why take the risk?
     
  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    That person was a member here if iirc. Kongnutz if I'm right.
     
  3. Aijelsop
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    Oh well, I just did a quick Google search and this was an article.
     
  4. smash_brew

    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    yeah that was kongnutz. he posted pictures of him with the game and the receipt and bragged about doing so on his personal website registered with his real personal information. doing that is asking for trouble. If he had released it anonymously or had given it to a release group he probably wouldn't have gotten caught, look how many game get released every day and look at how many people end up getting sued by nintendo. kongnutz is the only one that i've heard of.
     
  5. Aijelsop
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    But I'm still wondering why? I mean, people have "NTSC-U 100+ Wii ISOs!" threads. How are they not in the back of their mind scared of getting caught?
     
  6. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Praise. Why else would anyone do anything? Recognition is key. They aren't as open about it as kongnutz was.
     
  7. Aijelsop
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    What would the odds be of getting caught uploading say 10 wii isos?
     
  8. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Slim to none, unless you go about flashing your receipt. Or any other personal information.
     
  9. Aijelsop
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    Oh, okay. I'm still never going to upload. haha.
     
  10. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Aha, do you run a Torrent program? Have you ever downloaded anything?
     
  11. Aijelsop
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    I have BitTorrent, and.. yes. Like everyone. Haha.
     
  12. Joe88

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    then you have been uploading all along
     
  13. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    Nope, I use Vuze.
     
  14. Aijelsop
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    No, I don't download games using torrents. I just have it. I've used it before, for linux distro's which take a while to download. (like fedora: http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/ )
     
  15. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    I strongly doubt that considering your last post haha but whatever you say (and it's irrelevant to the point).

    It costs a lot of money and resources to be taking people to court. Nintendo knew someone was going to leak the game early, the guy just happened to take the bait. Nintendo made an example of him (because they could with all the information they have been giving out) and with so many downloads, enough people have noticed. Small scare tactics with money to be gained by Nintendo's legal department.
     
  16. SifJar

    SifJar Not a pirate

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    Vuze is a BitTorrent app.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Nothing to be scared of if they can't get you. All they have to go off is a screen-name which in itself doesn't provide much information (unless you're an idiot and use the same name on other sites).
     
  18. Originality

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    If you upload it on torrents, they also get your IP. If you use Premium file host sites (e.g. FileSonic) then it's possible for them to obtain your name, IP and bank details (with a court order). There's also basic e-detective work that can follow your e-trails (e.g. links/info on FaceBook) to find out everything about you.

    It's not a question about if they can find you, since there are always ways. It's a question of if you will draw their attention enough to want to try. If you're going to commit a crime (and uploading pirated games is a crime), don't go advertising it and you shouldn't have any problem.
     
  19. Seyiji

    Seyiji Rawr :3

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    Not entirely true since with the right court papers they can also get your IP address with that they have you by the balls so to speak.