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Virgin warns illegal downloaders: stop or face prosecution

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Coopz, 9 June 2008.

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  1. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...nloaders-stop-or-face-prosecution-842086.html

    Good job im with Sky :))
     
  2. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Do people still use Kazaa and all that crap?
     
  3. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Limewire I assume
     
  4. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    I hope they don't know ive been watching porn?
     
  5. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    Sky for me too, and I think most people use torrents :)).
     
  6. Bitter Rivals

    Bitter Rivals International

    24 January 2005
    its all well and good saying atleast i am with .......!

    but once the big players in this case virgin make the move, then you could find it all changing across all isp's

    infact i would not be suprised if alot more is controlled in the future, look at the way the government are now, all the personal data they hold on record (that they lose on cd's , like the working tax fiasco), they are getting to controlling and one day i won't even bother with the internet because it will be controlled to the point of you cannot do anything without it being known

    look at china for example, Internet censorship in the People's Republic of China

    anyways, anyone who uses p2p because you normally have to upload, that is including torrents you are liable to get your balls busted..

    if you just download you are less likely to have your balls squashed, it is the uploading/sharing they are trying to stop so they come down harder on the uploaders

    usenet or private ftp's are much safer,although everything can be traced if there is reason to..
     
  7. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    Its best to just not do it anymore in all honesty. None of this "Oh its only Virgin im with Such and Such ISP I wont get done" because one day you might just find some rather nasty people knocking your door....
     
  8. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    Only people who share alot will have action taken agasint them, its always the case
     
  9. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    You honestly think people who Download stuff wont feel the heat?
     
  10. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    depends what stuff

    Music, No
     
  11. Bitter Rivals

    Bitter Rivals International

    24 January 2005
    uploaders/sharers are the people they want to take down... without them, there would not be as many downloaders and it wouldn't be as easy to get

    on the way to getting this, they could prossecute people they find and they tend to set an example to warn others that they take this very seriously

    i have read of cases where the charges are not far off what a rapist gets which is rediculous
     
  12. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    It's not downloaders that these companies go after, it's the people sharing, uploading and distributing the material.

    I don't know why people still use torrents, so dodgy. Newsgroups are FAR safer ...
     
  13. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    You have to pay for Newsgroups to get a decent server though from what Ive read...
     
  14. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    yep you do
     
  15. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    Yep, £13 a month I pay, which maxes out my connection every time, TONS of content, no upload ratios or download limits. Couldn't live without it. £13 a month is nothing considering ... ;))
     
  16. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    This is a very dodgy thread...
     
  17. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    worth every single penny!

    i'd pay 5 times what i'm paying now, absolutely no problemo!

    and as DagsJT says, it maxes out my connection every time - that's pretty much 20meg for me, 24-7, coming down my pipe!
     
  18. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    lol... I think this thread is getting way too dodgy.
     
  19. Cammey

    Cammey Shirt Untucker

    12 October 2004
    Lancashire,England
    Everton FC and Burnley FC
    :DD
     
  20. DagsJT

    DagsJT Retired Footballer

    29 November 2005
    Warrington
    Liverpool
    To be fair, I'm not dodgy. I use it to get movie trailers, unsigned artist music and free jpg's :D
     
  21. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    Yeah and im a Millionaire next week Dags ;)
     
  22. Coopz

    Coopz Retired Footballer

    27 April 2002
    can i borrow some money?
     
  23. Cammey

    Cammey Shirt Untucker

    12 October 2004
    Lancashire,England
    Everton FC and Burnley FC
    They will never be able to stop it to be honest.
     
  24. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    i only use newsgroups to download new linux distros, er, 24-7! :TWIST:

    there's nowt illegal about that!
     
  25. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    no that is true Michael Jackson as Linux is free to distribute. If only your MP3's were ;)
     
  26. MonkeyJug

    MonkeyJug Steering 747s Up Above U!

    15 December 2001
    Southampton
    Glasgow Rangers
    but i own the originals - honest!
     
  27. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    I think even Usenet and Newsgroups will be attacked next. At the moment its P2P and Torrents and stuff. They arent going to ignore Newsgroups.
     
  28. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    and then more and more people start using proxys.
     
  29. BobbyBox

    BobbyBox WING NUT!

    10 October 2003
    Arsenal
    All the music I have on My Ipod is all paid for :DD

    I'm a good lad I am.
     
  30. DJ Doc45

    DJ Doc45 Banned

    Proxy's slow down the Download Speed and even that is traceable. Lets face it the vice is being cranked up harder and there is just no point in doing it anymore.
     
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