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Originally Posted by Stillhouse View Post
You should be aware that discussing piracy in PMs is against TOS as well. As is discussing software that has the potential to mask piracy.
Torrents are used for other things besides piracy and just because someone doesn't want to be tracked it doesn't mean they're doing anything wrong. If someone was fishing for potential victims to try to find a way into their PC why not start with a torrent user. They can be downloading some linux distro or something.
post #32 of 92
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I didn't have any files listed. Just "alleged illegal activity". My ISP is US Cable.
post #33 of 92
I have gotten that letter a few times lol. It usually only happens if you download something from hbo or some company like that.

Don't know if we can talk about this but usenet is still illegal right even though you pay a monthly fee for it?
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post #34 of 92
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I got a letter today from my cable company saying,


So is this just and idle threat to scare me, or is this something serious? I do use a lot of bandwidth, but I don't have a data cap either. Is this type of thing common?
Delete and forget. That's what I do. I don't pirate stuff myself, but other members of my family do.
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Solution: Stop using crap like the pirate bay
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if you cd cracked a pc game and went online..then thier not joking

otherwise is write back and ask what they are partaining to, if you havent done any such thing

otherwise tell your kids to stop doing it (if you have any)
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL You can't be serious.
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I'm surprised this thread hasn't been locked.
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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL You can't be serious.
I am pretty sure they can cancel your internet service if they keep telling you to stop and you don't?
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post #39 of 92
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Torrents are used for other things besides piracy and just because someone doesn't want to be tracked it doesn't mean they're doing anything wrong. If someone was fishing for potential victims to try to find a way into their PC why not start with a torrent user. They can be downloading some linux distro or something.
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Originally Posted by Traches;13054265 
Peer-block is meh. Private trackers are the way to go. Not gonna say any more because I don't want to break forum rules, PM me if you have questions.

If what he/she's suggesting breaks the forum's rules, it does so whether it's done in threads or in forum PMs. Pure and simple. If you're uncertain if something is against the rules, err on the side of caution and don't post or talk about it here. Just trying to look out for folks and keep OCN clean.
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Originally Posted by jakemfbacon;13054403 
Don't know if we can talk about this but usenet is still illegal right even though you pay a monthly fee for it?

Correct. Just like paying for internet access doesn't make downloading copyrighted content without permission legal.
    
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They're just trolling. It's nothing serious, if you're scared I would use this http://www.peerblock.com/releases
    
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