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post #71 of 92
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Got a few from comcast, theyre just idle threats but comcast cant PROOVE anything, just that someone used my IP to download illegal things. Nothing a magnet wipe cant fix
I lol'd at the magnet wipe
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post #72 of 92
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Originally Posted by d-block View Post
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?
Just a threat letter don't worry about it. If you are going to get sued they won't send you one of these first.
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post #73 of 92
I should further elaborate my post. Why would an ISP send you a letter "scaring" you when it comes to downloading illegal software, but you're not downloading illegal software.
post #74 of 92
Downside to "better ways" is they only have to watch a fixed target and MOST of the fixed targets are run as honeypots.

dyndns... or especially effective hire a relay server IP in a foreign country that doesn't give a flying poo about US laws but is on a trade agreement with the US. You'd be surprised how cheap such a service is... run a firewall.

Just think "oil, walmart" and one will come to mind.
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Got a few from comcast, theyre just idle threats but comcast cant PROOVE anything, just that someone used my IP to download illegal things. Nothing a magnet wipe cant fix
Except for the fact that you are responsible for any data transmitting over your connection. You don't have to have portions of the file still on your hdd for some RIAA entity to have received chunks of their copyrighted works from your IP.
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post #76 of 92
I pirate a ton and have received about 6 phone calls on this matter...lmao. My ISP is small and local so they haven't shut me down yet.


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I pirate a ton and have received about 6 phone calls on this matter...lmao. My ISP is small and local so they haven't shut me down yet.
You're doing it wrong..
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post #78 of 92
I use to read threads like this all the time when I thought about FREE stuff. They are what stopped me. But most of the threads said they were just a joke to get you on your toes.
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post #79 of 92
This is a know "scam" in germany. You recive letters from lawyers with "You have
dl this pr0n movie, your ISP has given us your addresse, you did it, now pay xxx€"
My father recived several of these letters. He took a lawyer who wrote to the "hustlers"
(in fact they are real lawyers) that my father hasn`t done anything. -> Never heard again from these "hustlers". But it was a similar story..
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post #80 of 92
About a year ago, my old man downloaded the Robin Hood movie since thought it was free, he didn't know any better about all these internet rules and whatnot.

1-2 months later, he got a similar email from AT&T (our ISP) stating he pirated and he if doesn't stop he can be fined $100,000 or go to court.

Long story short, the he stopped doing what he did since he didn't know what he was doing.

And nothing else happened.

Funny thing is, the movie he downloaded didn't even work lol
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