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If you don't pay it is likely nothing will happen to you. Most of these law firms have not actually taken a single case to trial, they don't make money actually going to trial, they make money from settlements.
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
i can only see pirates caring about this......kinda makes me question all those who are sitting here arguing
Wow, way more people than pirates should worry, this isn't about piracy. This is about extortion. First of all these guys have been wrong before, multiple times, you can look it up.

Second of all lets say you are wrongly accused, or have a legal defense. They offer a settlement just a little less than it would cost to defend yourself in court, meaning most people just pay up whether or not they are guilty. In fact if they actually took everyone they sent a settlement letter to they wouldn't make much of a profit. They rely on people not defending themselves.

These people shouldn't be allowed to profit like this. If they want to sue then great, but they need to actually bring cases to trial, not just extort settlement money people. It is wrong.
Edited by Mygaffer - 7/24/11 at 11:33pm
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Why do they go to these lengths?

As soon as I saw the title I comically re-worded it in my head:
"[ME] I find a way to spoof MAC addresses, and use VPNs"
 
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This except replace "Canadian" with "on a private tracker." You mad, extortionists?


I do feel sorry for all the naive people that get scared into paying.
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not sure FBI would go to those lengths over someone torrenting Justin bieber's new album
clearly you dont understand how much free time and money the fbi has
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Who downloads on BT these days, seriously ?
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I would use a proper streaming service but there isnt any in the UK, cant use netflix, cant use hulu.
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Instead of going after the release groups they go after everyone else lol.
so the people that upload can still do so and more and more downloaders can be sued...
fail system is fail

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If you don't pay it is likely nothing will happen to you. Most of these law firms have not actually taken a single case to trial, they don't make money actually going to trial, they make money from settlements.


Wow, way more people than pirates should worry, this isn't about piracy. This is about extortion. First of all these guys have been wrong before, multiple times, you can look it up.

Second of all lets say you are wrongly accused, or have a legal defense. They offer a settlement just a little less than it would cost to defend yourself in court, meaning most people just pay up whether or not they are guilty. In fact if they actually took everyone they sent a settlement letter to they wouldn't make much of a profit. They rely on people not defending themselves.

These people shouldn't be allowed to profit like this. If they want to sue then great, but they need to actually bring cases to trial, not just extort settlement money people. It is wrong.
and all in "the name of law" ...
Edited by mechati - 7/25/11 at 5:54am
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I don't see why nobody flies down to Johannesburg in South Africa to find pretty much any movie/game/music they want in a local flea market

No really, it's that bad. You can get ANYTHING you want in those things, for less than 25% of the normal cost.
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You know the state(s), they are going to set up some sort of center just for observing, or they will pass a law requiring monitoring from the ISP, I believe this is already in the works, if I'm not wrong...
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TAILS + Tor would make it a difficult time for tracking, or could they still get around these two?
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