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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
Kind of like the IRS. They don't really care too much about the small fish. They will probably try to make an example out of some people who have seeded things the day they were released or have made a big name for themselves by creating torrents.

Some of those guys were like, celebrities. They were well known and you would see people raving about how good thier rips are and things of that nature.
Apparently not in this situation.

They arrested this man who had only uploaded one album.
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Originally Posted by ShawnMcGrail View Post
What are the chances they will go after you if your current stats suggest:

Total Uploaded: 17.4GB
Total Downloaded: 122.5GB

TBH they try to go after anyone they can. the RIAA has taken people to court who don't even have the internet.
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Firewalls and destroyed hard drives, anyone?
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TBH they try to go after anyone they can. the RIAA has taken people to court who don't even have the internet.
...uhhhh I don't think so. Because it's already apparent you don't know how the RIAA catches people.
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Apparently not in this situation.

They arrested this man who had only uploaded one album.
He had uploaded a pre-release album though.
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whats really sad about the whole ordeal is that someone can drive around and find an unsecured wireless network (how many computer illiterate people know how to secure a wireless network?) and simply download it through their connection. Are they just prosecuting if you are in possession of the files when they seize the machine?
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I never upload, I'm just very grateful to uploaders who put their careers at risk for us.
    
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True, but even then, there is no physical proof that it was any one person or another doing it. I suppose it all boils down to "reasonable doubt". Also, I am curious how this will pertain to minors etc. I am assuming the final step would be whoever is paying for the service and has their name on the ISP bill is responsible for the content moved via that IP.
It also boils down to "Can I afford a lawyer that can prove that there is reasonable doubt"......either that or the court-appointed lawyer....

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Originally Posted by Delphi44 View Post
whats really sad about the whole ordeal is that someone can drive around and find an unsecured wireless network (how many computer illiterate people know how to secure a wireless network?) and simply download it through their connection. Are they just prosecuting if you are in possession of the files when they seize the machine?
This is true. I don't see how it's fair to assign blame to someone's PC that belongs to a certain IP address......I wonder if there is a way to get the MAC address......this would be a little more precise, but it still doesn't prove that the individual actually accessed this info. I suppose someone could clone a MAC address and tie it off to another IP, then get sensitive info from a site......that would be a lot of trouble though.

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Firewalls and destroyed hard drives, anyone?
I guarantee that they police confiscated every piece of hardware from his home when they arrested him. A person was arrested yesterday in the town where I work for accusations of child pr0n, and they got EVERYTHING: PC, keyboard, mouse, ipod, you name it.

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Originally Posted by OpTicaL View Post
For all I know, I can be at a internet cafe using their internet connection and downloading stuff. What happens then? The police arrests the owner of the cafe shop?
Depending on the friskyness of the lawyer, he could go after the shop. If there is a way of obtaining the MAC address then they could trace that back to you somehow....they would have to be able to tie it off to your name (maybe registration, etc.?)
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post #29 of 38
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If you don't have the files, it will not hold up in court. And it appeared the guy was still seeding so, he had the files, he gets jail time.
So the thing is - having a encrypted transparent partition, and when the cops come you shut down the PC and smile them wide.
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Simple suggestion for British users of OiNK, just stay away from it for now and for people who are worried, there is always another option of buying the music, plus cd's are not that expensive anymore and I love them because I can convert them to Flac. Who seriously wants to listen to lossy compressed music?
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