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People who downloaded "The Expendables" via BitTorrent file sharing better keep an eye on their mailbox this week, because they could be one of the more than 23,000 people targeted in an infringement lawsuit filed by the copyright bounty hunters at the U.S. Copyright Group.

On March 17, a federal judge in the District of Columbia gave the USCG permission to demand from Internet Service Providers the name, current and permanent addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail, and device Media Access Control (MAC) addresses of those accused of copy infringement. Subpoenas are expected to go out this week, according to Wired.
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Uh oh.
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People still use torrents :/

Hasn't anyone heard of direct download servers redface.gif

I bet only a handful of these people actually end up in court though.
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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp;13486839 
Hasn't anyone heard of direct download servers redface.gif

Uhhh...what?
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Uhhh...what?

Uhh this

i'm not sure how people using "direct download sites" think there safer lol

No body remember the house raids in gemany? that was due to RS lachen.gif
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Uhhh...what?
as in Rapid Share, Mega Uploads, Fileserve, Filesonic etc there are dozens of them
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The way I have understood it in the past-This is usually individuals using public trackers getting caught up in this stuff.Your ip address is visible to whoever decides to download the file.Torrenting this stuff brings the obvious risk of getting caught.
    
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Originally Posted by cokezone;13486866 
Uhh this

i'm not sure how people using "direct download sites" think there safer lol

No body remember the house raids in gemany? that was due to RS lachen.gif

source please I haven't heard of this.

but most people don't live in germany. when they pull that in the US let me know
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Originally Posted by Col. Newman;13486892 
source please I haven't heard of this.

but most people don't live in germany. when they pull that in the US let me know

I'm Canadian.

Nuff said.
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Serves them right, they got what's coming to them.
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Time to use a proxy?
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