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Got a nice threatening letter through the letterbox today......

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Doyleyboy, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. Doyleyboy

    Doyleyboy New Member

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    Basically we (its in my dads name) got this lovely POS through the door this morning:

    http://www.p2pforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=31839

    anyone else get this? wouldnt mind, but of all games its two worlds! I wouldnt waste the bandwidth on it!
    to Reality Pump and their evil german/switzlerland nazi lawyers-trying-to-scare-people-with-non-existant laws i say this:

    FIDDLESTICKS! :blush:

    128bit encryption on downloads in 3....2...1...
     
  2. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    So you pirated something and are now shocked that the company isn't happy about it?
     
  3. rito

    rito New Member

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    I'm not surprised. Comcast sends them out though email all the time.
     
  4. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    You, madam, are a cretin.
     
  5. bixie_62

    bixie_62 Active Member

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    from davenport lyons?

    we got hit with that last month. its a legit law firm specialising in this kinda crap -read: copyright infringement- and just paid the 600 rats off rather than face legal proceedings. stupid to do that? was it really a scam?
     
  6. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Regardless of the legality of file sharing, I was under the impression that due to the Data Protection Act your ISP couldn't give out your details unless ordered to do so by a court.
     
  7. Fused

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    According to the linked article they did get a court order in each case.
     
  8. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Maybe I should read before I post :)
     
  9. Doyleyboy

    Doyleyboy New Member

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    how it plays out remains to be seen, and im not getting into a debate regarding the ethics of something rather the legality of it. but german law isn't uk law. things may change in the future, but currently it isnt at least.
     
  10. Major

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    Exactly why I don't use public torrents.
     
  11. Zytek_Fan

    Zytek_Fan The tortoise

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    I'm glad my ISP (Qwest) doesn't give a damn, and almost supports P2P when they won't hand over records to the RIAA, MPAA, or NSA :D
     
  12. Gravemind123

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    Meet your new friends of peer guardian and encryption!
     
  13. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    i got an email about that kind of stuff so i just turned on all the encryption stuff and haven't gotten another, but haven't used a torrent for a long time either.
     
  14. Journeyer

    Journeyer Well-Known Member

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    I have never seen one of those before, but I'm norwegian and filesharing laws over here are ... uhm ... somewhat ambiguous at best.
    We have a federal organization of sorts that have been formed to deal with data-registration and personal safety issues, and what's even better: they are very, very strict. No-one are allowed to store any kind of personal information past a certain point, and no-one most certainly are not allowed to hand over said information to anyone. The EU recently tried to force our government to accept a personal information storage and delivery act, which unsurprisingly did not go too well with said organization nor the public. The EU simply cannot really force us to do anything because we're not part of the EU. In addition our laws clearly state that downloading for your own amusement is all fine and dandy, but sharing (uploading) is frowned upon. All in all, I'm quite happy to live here in spite of the fact that the cost of living here is somewhat higher than many other places I can name. :D
     
  15. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    How was the game? (if you really downloaded it)
     
  16. acron^

    acron^ ePeen++;

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    I hope you get sued.
     
  17. Doyleyboy

    Doyleyboy New Member

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    cheers for that fella! but its not me its my dad.
    and i dunno about the game, didn't d/l it, and never played it! heard its utter tripe though
     
  18. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    My dad got one too today, no idea why as I wouldn't touch that game with a 10ft barge pole.
     
  19. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    So it seems they're actually just sending them out fairly randomly? Or have the wrong IP addresses? Interesting....
     
  20. Doyleyboy

    Doyleyboy New Member

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    remember: ip address != person sat at computer.
     

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