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Much like the old "You can burn and smash your hard drive, but they can still get your data back!! AARGH! LETS FREAK OUT!"
The amount of money and man hours involved in such a task is astronmical, your collection of pirated Lady Gaga wouldn't warrent that much effort. tongue.gif

Altho, both listening to and downloading her music should warrent such a crime... Just saying...

Yea see you all are missing where this is not a law being enacted. It's "just" a coordinated corporate action. There's no compulsion to follow due process. Everywhere I see this being reported it says anyone "suspected" of illegal downloading is subject to intervention.
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Do net providers know if you direct download illegal stuff (not torrent) even if their file names are garbled?
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Peerblock + VPN. Done.

Peerblock is a placebo at best....

Here in Australia, we've already had this happening for YEARS now.

It's quite funny. We seem to be the last to advance, but the first to move backwards.

In the words of Jubal Early; Does that seem right to you?
E-cookie for the person who genuinely gets the refference without using Google. ;p

Peerblock doesn't do anything, because of the way DHT works your IP is still in the open. Seedboxes/VPNs do work but if they really wanted to catch you they could just ask the VPN company to hand over your info but its very unlikely they would go that far for a single infraction currently imo.
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I have 4g internet with unlimited data signed up with a VCC on a fake name and address. Have fun sending me any notices
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Peerblock doesn't do anything, because of the way DHT works your IP is still in the open. Seedboxes/VPNs do work but if they really wanted to catch you they could just ask the VPN company to hand over your info but its very unlikely they would go that far for a single infraction currently imo.

Most VPN's put up a fight with the government even when they have a warrant before they hand over information. VPN's in countries that don't cooperate with the US like Sweden or Russia don't even cooperate then. I don't think a random corporation asking for it would do anything. VPN's entire business is the security of their user's information. As soon as it gets out that they turn over data easily, they lose a lot of customers.
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Step 1) get email saying to 'stahp yer piracy'

Step 2) say you have an open wireless network and play computer illiterate

Step 3) loophole lul

correct me if I'm wrong, but an IP address cannot be used to prosecute you. an IP address isn't a finger print and theres no way to tell who downloaded the file. your ISP can terminate your service but that's about it.

The latest said that this trick WONT apply to residential customers, that "free wireless" is safe for businesses but NOT for residential and they can abuse you all they like regardless of how your net connection is set up.


Any idea what the "$35" fee entails? How do they "prove" your innocence?
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Peerblock is a placebo at best....

Elaborate please.
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Judging by that article its only file sharers that get busted so surely the downloaders are fine and as long as the file you download, doesn't have
a copywritten name you should be golden.
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ITT: Pirates

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Peerblock is a placebo at best....

Elaborate please.

Peerblock rejects connection to your PC, but your IP is in the p2p data (swarm). So they still see your participating in the download.
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