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Asparas
12-11-2012, 08:33 AM
So contrary to what Bill C-11 is supposed to be all about (shocker) Copyright Trolls are starting up the mass lawsuits against alleged file sharers. Where's the education portion of this bill I kept hearing about when this was getting passed?


Popular Canadian ISP TekSavvy is warning its customers that BitTorrent trolls have been calling and will likely strike in the weeks to come. Voltage Pictures, the company that sued thousands in the United States over its Hurt Locker movie, monitored TekSavvy users sharing two dozen of its titles during September and October and will go to court next week to obtain their identities. What will follow is a claim for more than CAD$10,000, but will people really pay that to make a weak case go away?

Further reading here:
http://torrentfreak.com/canadian-isp-prepares-for-unprecedented-bittorrent-troll-assault-121211/

Hans
12-11-2012, 07:34 PM
First off, BitTorrent for sharing movies is a bit outdated. There are newer and better options available that do not require mass sharing of data and are therefore immune to third parties rounding up IP addresses by connecting to the service.
And secondly, they might as well give up. Trying to sue for damages has never really worked, and there's no reason why it should work this time.

Asparas
12-11-2012, 09:49 PM
I agree... Plus seeing as actual non commercial copyright is capped at 5k with the probable award being on the low end at $100 I only see this getting dropped.

What other service are you taking about? I can only imagine you're talking about Usenet but those sites are dropping like flies in wake of all the DMCA take down notices.

Hans
12-11-2012, 10:00 PM
http://www.real-debrid.com

You combine that with let's say rapidshare.com or the tons of other hosters, and nobody will be able to directly see your IP.
It also can download torrents for you, in case you are paranoid.

Barry Morris
12-14-2012, 05:15 PM
People should not use for free what others have invested time and money in.

Upper Decker
12-16-2012, 11:47 AM
I download lots of blurays. Why you may ask? I paid 25-30$ for a movie and would like a backup of said movie. I dont have an optical drive in my pc as it is completely unnecessary so to get my backups I download them.

1337
01-30-2013, 01:24 AM
Theft is theft. Justify it all you want so you can sleep at night.

Hans
01-30-2013, 07:17 AM
Antigua is allowed by the WTO to sell $21 million USD worth of "pirate" content.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=29775

So it looks to me like theft is not theft.

Upper Decker
01-30-2013, 11:46 AM
Theft is theft. Justify it all you want so you can sleep at night.

What part of backup didnt you comprehend? I bought it and wanted a backup which is perfectly legal.

Asparas
02-01-2013, 01:53 PM
What part of backup didnt you comprehend? I bought it and wanted a backup which is perfectly legal.

Still illegal I think. Now with the new laws too, it's illegal to circumvent DRM even if it's for backup purposes. As long as the content is DRM-Free it is legal to copy it for backup purposes. However downloading it for backup purposes I believe is illegal.

I'll try to find a source link though.

Hans
02-01-2013, 02:30 PM
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=29775 (http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=29775)

Asparas
02-02-2013, 10:15 AM
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=29775 (http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=29775)

Yea we'll see how quick they correct 21mil in fees for the service. I anticipate max a day.