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Illegal downloaders 'face UK ban'- VM to Pilot Scheme

Discussion in 'Serious' started by steveo_mcg, 12 Feb 2008.

  1. impar

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    Greetings!

    Bump!

    A more elaborate explanation:
    http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080508-how-viacom-can-sink-the-pirates.html

     
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    What about torrent users on private torrent sites, surely they are safe?
     
  4. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Bet thats caused some embarsment on account of the Finnish government.

    Sam
     
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    Looks like the ISP's aren't looking out for it, its the BPI who identify the users then contact the ISP. So using ipfilter.dat and Peer Guardian2 should make you reasonably safe from BPI. Obviously they will still be able to catch you but just not as often so could stop you from being one of the ones who gets the letter. Plus I don't download music, only TV shows before they are out on DVD, so not sure how this would effect me, if at all.
     
  7. superpooper

    superpooper What's a Dremel?

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    I only really use usenet.

    Virgin are determined to lose us all apparently.
     
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    they should employ a similar system for goverment officials who missapropiate funds to line their own pockets.
     
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  11. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    This has made an interesting read. A "friend" of mine uses encryption, and additional precautions such as PeerGuardian. But I think this is beside the point. If your ISP sees 500kbps entering your computer, and another 150kbps being uploaded from it, quite clearly it is torrent traffic, and not your bank details (unless you're Warren Buffet). Now whether this is legit or not probably doesn't matter, and they'll send you a letter anyway.

    But if we take a step back, think about the enormous number of muppets who download sh*t loads, without encryption. Are they not easier to target than the clever buggers who encrypt. What I would like to know is, has anyone here who has downloaded on an encrypted connection, ever received a letter? And what about those who are downloading 50GB a day? Surely these are more of a problem than my "friend" who downloads maybe an average of 5GB a week? And I'm sure a normal telecoms company (normal does not include beardy telecoms) don't care what you're going as long as you're not throttling their servers between 5pm and 12pm when all the other idiots are...

    These are the thoughts which haunt me....
     

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