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Time Warner has been ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Washington to identify hundreds of people accused of illegally downloading movies over its broadband network. The ISP had previously argued that identifying the accused parties would be “unfairly expensive and time-consuming,” and it asked that the judge reject the subpoenas for subscriber information. Of the three pending cases where subpoenas for subscriber data were issued, the judge agreed to quash one, as the plaintiff, Maverick Entertainment Group, failed to properly serve the subpoena in compliance with the law. The other two stand, however, and Time Warner will have to identify approximately 250 subscribers. Maverick, one of three movie companies currently seeking the identities of anonymous Internet users who are accused of illegally downloading their copyrighted materials, has 10 days to re-issue the subpoena or it may lose access to the identities of over 700 users.

http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/25/judge-orders-time-warner-to-out-illegal-downloaders/

Getting riskier and riskier....
 
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Damn. I'm getting scared. Could our ISP find out if we were downloading illegally if they wanted too? If so how?
     
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Damn they will pass the cost on to the subscribers...
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WHAT IN THE...this is just getting rediculous....It would be a dreat day when they just leave the downloaders alone
    
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Where would we be without torrents tongue.gif
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Time Warner subscribers, prepare to look for new service.
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so what about Megaupload, Rapidshare, hotfiles, mediafire, fileserve, filesonic etc etc. Those websites are goldmines for pirated materials as long as you provide a link.
    
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It basically seems like they're targeting BitTorrent users specifically. At least that's what I get from the article, and it seems if anyone is going to get in trouble, it is going to be the individual that created the file/torrent. This is somewhat scary, though. I have Time Warner/Road Runner while I'm at home from the University, but within the last year, I've been very scarce with torrenting.
 
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I torrent, but most of what I torrent is anime that is not licensed in America. This is stupid. What if they do get Time Warner to turn over subscriber information? How do they that it was actually those people doing the downloading? It could it not have been someone freeloading off their network?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DorkSterr;12876250 
Damn. I'm getting scared. Could our ISP find out if we were downloading illegally if they wanted too? If so how?

ummm you realize "ALL" your traffic runs through them right?
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