they are on to us
just recently received a letter saying that i have been down loading illegal music from p2p sites.sky and some other mob claiming to be part of the British music industry have sent a letter to me and the evidence was pretty accurate .now who’s in the wrong here have i been spy-ed on? are they in breach of my privacy ? or should i just put my tail between my legs and move alongPosted 9 years ago
roundwheels – Member
just recently received a letter saying that i have been down loading illegal music from p2p sites.sky and some other mob claiming to be part of the British music industry have sent a letter to me and the evidence was pretty accurate .now who’s in the wrong here have i been spy-ed on? are they in breach of my privacy ? or should i just put my tail between my legs and move along
Who’s in the wrong? well you know youare.Posted 9 years ago
Have you been spied on? you can call it that if you want
Are they in breach of your privacy? nopeIanMunroMember
.now who’s in the wrong herePosted 9 years ago
Well you know the answer to this one. It’s a bit like a bank robber complaining they’ve been nicked because the police have invaded their privacy by tailing them 🙂
But I take your point. I might be worth further investigation as to what counts as privacy and ownership of data. I suspect that most of these go out the window if you’re commiting criminal activities. Now how you detect criminal activities could be a breach of your privacy, but I suspect they’ve got this covered.
BTW how much music had you downloaded?andywhitMember
You ain’t seen nothing yet.
Welcome to NuLab Britain.Posted 9 years agoretro83Member
have a google for a free app called ‘peer gauardian’
Only blocks suspected IP ranges, the investigators could run their logging tools from any IP they wanted to. All they have to do is connect to the tracker and they can get a list of all the IP addresses in the swarm.Posted 9 years ago
Not the “moral high ground” – just telling it like it is (as I suspect you knew before you posted). It’s been a handy wake-up call though – I was under the impression that DOWNloading wasn’t actually illegal. Doing some googling this morning and I’m reviewing that opinion. Looks like it’s the 3 Strikes rule – 1) warning, 2) suspension of service, 3) termination of contract. I’m still not sure there’s actually any legal penalty involved…Posted 9 years agoRudeBoyMember
I think scardeypants has it; downloading is not illlegal, I understand (in a similar way that listening to an illegally broadcast radio station isn’t), but uploading is.
Seems that an increasing number of people are getting letters about ‘illegally downloading copyrighted material’. I suspect that the IPs are simply registering that people are using torrent sites, and passing that information on. The ‘music industry’ is probably paying the IPs a nice little sum, so that they can get hold of people to sue them.
Theft? Theft? Charging money for most of the shite that’s out there atm, that’s theft…Posted 9 years agoSandwichSubscriber
Usenet people, usenet. Downloading is not a crime yet, uploading is. If there is more than one computer attached to the modem it is nigh on impossible to prove which person was doing the uploading. If you have very deep pockets you could probably prove breach of privacy in Europe as the European Court is not particularly happy at unauthorised data sharing by the ISPs.Posted 9 years agoJunkyardMember
If I was to do this then I would only do it for things that are so expensive that I would NEVER buy a legit copy ….. that way they have not realy lost a sale just gained a customer 😆Posted 9 years ago
Change ISP i think it is only ones involved in owning copyright SKy (FOX), Virgin etc that are sending the letters.
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