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Over 23,000 people targeted for downloading 'The Expendables'

By Matthew
May 9, 2011
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  1. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    You're right, we should teach our kids that if someone wants to play with their toys, they should tell their friends to buy it themselves because the toy companies will lose a profit if he shares it as opposed to the friend buying it himself.

    Drug dealing is a rather serious crime, unlike pirating movies which creates no profit. Any normal innocent person would tell them to **** off and go do something more productive. Like catching said drug dealer.

    You're never going to lose the product unless something better comes out.

    You type like a 15 year old and you think like one as well.
     
  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 830

    http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2006/04/6662.ars

    Now you're running on all cylinders! You dont suppose people would be upset or backlash against companies that scam thousands of people do you?
    And I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
    Are you seriously at the beck and call of anyone that wants to accuse you of a crime?
     
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    I wish I could be there to see his face the moment he realized he was actually a huge hypocrite all along.

    I'd take pictures.
     
  4. welcome to the Digital Reign of Terror
     
  5. If you are in a drive-in movie theater, watching a movie and you see someone outside of the drive-in property watching the movie, are they breaking the law...? Is the owner of the drive-in breaking the law...?

    Copyright law suggest's that you can not make copies, or charge for viewing unless you are the owner, or have made an arangement with the owner, and/or pay royalties.

    So if you download a movie, or stream a movie are you breaking the law...?

    Seems to me the entity, or person hosting the movie, and providing it to anyone who cares to get it, would be in more danger than those who choose to view or download it.
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,811   +921

    Meh, I'm holding out to download "Rocky 12: Here, Hold My Walker Willya".......
     
  7. This bullsh*t. Most ISPs can not reliably identify an ip address to the subscriber, period.

    IP address is mapped to a MAC address of your firewall so if you change your firewall, you get a new IP address.

    To the poster about not having to worry if FED is knocking on your door if you didnt do the stealing. It is very possible that you are taking the fall for a crime you didnt commit. after all, do you trust your ISP keeping accurate records to correctly identify the ip address. Not me!
     


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