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    Quote Originally Posted by LGhost View Post
    That's really weird what happened to your friend. Did Charter get the money or the company that made the porn get it? I can't imagine a porn company tracking down pirates. But it is kind of dumb to download porn these days when everything gets uploaded to websites.
    The porn company pursued the charges. He just paid it rather than dealing with going to court over it. Charter is terrible. It's like they sit and watch for this stuff and then tattle to whatever company is involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ********** View Post
    The porn company pursued the charges. He just paid it rather than dealing with going to court over it. Charter is terrible. It's like they sit and watch for this stuff and then tattle to whatever company is involved.
    I was thinking it worked more like this, use HBO as an example:

    HBO has people to get on torrent site, finds "The Wire Season 1", they start to download and seed it, then click on the "peer list", that shows them the IP addresses of everyone uploading\downloading. Next, HBO contacts the ISP connected to each or selected IP addresses, say Charter, then [perhaps] through contract, Charter has to send a warning to the user threatening to terminate the internet if they don't stop, I'm guessing to avoid being sued by HBO (if there is a contract).

    A contract would explain why Charter is always the one who sends the warnings but then again, I have seen comments for torrents where the user relays the message that they got a warning from their ISP and Time Warner does issue them... I'm sure you could google the common wording from the letters and find plenty of reports. I have Charter and haven't received a letter in years and my downloading has only increased. Maybe companies just aren't pursuing individuals (i'm sure there were flaws) like they used to and have become focused on the bigger picture.

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    oh damn I saw shammy lurking in the cubs forum

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    Now that I think about it, maybe there is no contract and that is why companies go after the ISP instead of individuals. The ISP won't release our personal information to those companies because they can't therefore all "HBO" can do is place the blame on the ISP. Being that there are millions of P2P users, the ISP is most likely protected from any conflict as there probably numerous loopholes to the point HBO is **** out of luck. Which is most obvious as P2P sharing is stronger than it has ever been. I'm just speculating though.

    That wouldn't explain how your friend downloading porn got caught though.. I seriously don't think Charter cares enough (or allowed) to report what we download as we are money in their pocket. I was thinking the only way our identity could be reported is if the "HBO" contacted the police\FBI (whoever) in which Charter would have to release our identity. (another loophole, police aren't going to get involved with every single report about P2P sharing) Still though, I never heard of someone getting caught and punished for a measly $400 fine, usually companies try to land a big fish for a large sum of money to try and scare the rest of the downloaders but obviously they aren't getting their money...

    Basically, HBO is **** out of luck, as well as artists, software & game developers. The music industry adapted nicely without many complaints these days and they found ways to use the internet to make money (iTunes and such). It's all illegal and therefore there is always a chance to get caught but there just isn't anything they can do to stop the pain (sales loss)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheaptrikz View Post
    oh damn I saw shammy lurking in the cubs forum
    finally able to catch up on some baseball activity

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    I just make sure to spread out what I download and once I have it the download ceases to exist on my computer unless it's an application, which in case the installation file is nowhere to be found on the computer. Any movie gets stripped of all it's tag information and run through a retagging program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ********** View Post
    I just make sure to spread out what I download and once I have it the download ceases to exist on my computer unless it's an application, which in case the installation file is nowhere to be found on the computer. Any movie gets stripped of all it's tag information and run through a retagging program.

    Re-tagged with random crap or with actual metadata? I tag all my movies and series using metadata, songs are too much of a ***** to do though.

    Windows Media Center running Media Browser with all your movies\tv shows tagged using Media Center Master gives you the ultimate home entertainment computer. With a big enough TV of course.. Getting 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup to your computer (make sure the ripped movie supports it) and you'll never go to the theaters again.

    Edit: If you meant tagged to try and hide the movies

    You just shouldn't trip off of it. Hotkey a button on your keyboard to log you off (or blow up your hard drive) if the police come. There not gonna search your computer at home anyway, they'll confiscate it and find those movies regardless of how you have them tagged.
    Last edited by LGhost; 12-03-2012 at 03:46 AM.

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    Once the "six strike law" goes live, a lot of the basic P2P sharing will stop. The filenet sharing services that sprung up shortly after TPB got raided will continue unchecked and they will continue to move a majority of the illicit content - especially overseas. China is a veritable hotbed of intellectual theft and the whole world knows it (copyright laws are virtually non-existent).

    The most likely result is that most ISPs will resort to is packet sniffing/throttling when something "bandwidth intense" is going on. I already know it happens with my isp and have complained routinely.

    I gave up on piracy around the time I thought Facebook was too good to be true - then they sold their user information, pictures, browsing habbits, and are now subject to random independent audits for the next decade due to a class action lawsuit.

    Everything you click is recorded.
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    I have a Mac. iTunes to Apple TV > Media Center

    The tagging is just getting all the info filled in as if it was legally obtained. A majority of the movies I have in digital format are ones I have a DVD of somewhere. It's rare I keep movies that I don't have a DVD copy of. With changing all of the information on the file they can't track it to the download such as the naming where it's MovieName-DVDRip.xplicit.yadayada. Never understood why these people are so stupid that they put their username or some sort of identifier on the actual file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopsyTurvy View Post
    Once the "six strike law" goes live, a lot of the basic P2P sharing will stop. The filenet sharing services that sprung up shortly after TPB got raided will continue unchecked and they will continue to move a majority of the illicit content - especially overseas. China is a veritable hotbed of intellectual theft and the whole world knows it (copyright laws are virtually non-existent).

    The most likely result is that most ISPs will resort to is packet sniffing/throttling when something "bandwidth intense" is going on. I already know it happens with my isp and have complained routinely.
    Tell me this, what does the ISP's gain for going through with this "Six Strike Law" ?


    I gave up on piracy around the time I thought Facebook was too good to be true - then they sold their user information, pictures, browsing habbits, and are now subject to random independent audits for the next decade due to a class action lawsuit.

    Everything you click is recorded.
    There is no such thing as privacy on the internet.

    I haven't touched Facebook since it came out... You are giving your soul away once you register there as well as Google... This internet **** is going to blow up eventually somehow or another, I feel like there is a bigger picture that no one is seeing, like you said it's too good to be true... Mother nature doesn't work that way, no point in even caring to think about it though because you can't do anything to stop it...

    I have a Mac. iTunes to Apple TV > Media Center

    The tagging is just getting all the info filled in as if it was legally obtained. A majority of the movies I have in digital format are ones I have a DVD of somewhere. It's rare I keep movies that I don't have a DVD copy of. With changing all of the information on the file they can't track it to the download such as the naming where it's MovieName-DVDRip.xplicit.yadayada. Never understood why these people are so stupid that they put their username or some sort of identifier on the actual file.
    Well that's just plain lazy, swapping DVD's isn't that hard.. And the time to download and tag the movies makes it pointless. Plus, Why even risk getting in trouble in the first place by downloading the movie when you can rip it yourself? That is like asking for trouble playing with the law, and I doubt it matters anyway if they seen you downloading movie A and you have movie A (no matter how it is tagged). I'd much rather have a huge DVD\Blu-Ray collection than a huge digital collection but I can't afford it.

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    Say, Charter & Time Warner does get paid a bunch of money from HBO, Disney, MGM, no matter how they negotiate it, someone is still losing money..

    The only way these ISP's agree to this is if they can make more than they lose

    And once that is settled, here comes another ISP that can charge less because they didn't come to terms with the "Six Strike Act".

    And even that is only if it works... Internet access from one or a few IP's for a whole hotel, apartment complex, McDonalds, Starbucks, airport, etc... I guess the ISP's have to make an exception for them, huh?

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    Hey you ****ers if you're posting about Twd put everything in white. Pissing me off

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    Also you're all pirates.

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