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Re: Illegal movie downloaders in Canada may face legal actio

Postby DANSPEED » Dec 16th, 2012, 3:14 pm

-fluffy- wrote:There was some discussion of this on CBC the other morning. Someone said they are not going after downloaders/viewers per say, but will focus their attention on those who make the downloaded copy available to others, i.e. peer-to-peer sharing sites.

That's all they can do, i.e. Demonoid

jennylives wrote:I like the way some comedians are handling it by selling $5 downloads right on their site.

Hmm ... first paid download and it's circulating around the net faster than you can say peer-to-peer.

The only way to stop illegal downloading of movies is to go back to dialup! Unless you don't mind waiting 277 hours to download a 5 GB movie -- then find out it's fake!
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Re: Illegal movie downloaders in Canada may face legal actio

Postby Captain Awesome » Dec 16th, 2012, 4:06 pm

jennylives wrote:I like the way some comedians are handling it by selling $5 downloads right on their site. I just purchased the Louis CK one and Tig Notaro and they were very good.


Yes, Louis CK did that, along with Coldplay. But most of their success comes from novelty factor, and if everyone was doing this, the success ratio would fall through...
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Re: Illegal movie downloaders in Canada may face legal actio

Postby Woodenhead » Dec 16th, 2012, 4:20 pm

I prefer to buy right from the artist's site; best way to cut out the fat cat middlemen as much as possible. (other than buying albums from a concert) You tend to get more bang for your buck as well. Here's the last CD I purchased:

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s136/WoodenhHead/hammock.jpg (link to a song)

I also support small labels who go the extra mile, like subscribing to this. (yeah, apparently I'm a pirate who just wants crap for free. lol)

Lonewolf, regarding malware on P2P sites - it's definitely an issue, altho a generalization. Using open access/public sites is asking for trouble, for sure. I call that Internet Darwinism - those people get what they deserve. lol Can't say I've ever had any issues, myself.
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Re: Illegal movie downloaders in Canada may face legal actio

Postby Woodenhead » Feb 11th, 2013, 6:37 pm

Just a little bump, since this is still ongoing. I found a neat little site that collects info about what IP has downloaded which torrent... it's a proof of concept kind of thing, and uses the same tech that these court cases are built on. Hint: it isn't always accurate.

http://mypiracy.net/

In my case, it lists 8 movies. A few are listed as being downloaded more than one (one says 7 times) and most are pornography. But I have never downloaded any of them. (I've never even heard of them) Meanwhile, I've downloaded at least 1,000 torrents over the past year, none of which are listed. lol It figures.
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Re: Illegal movie downloaders in Canada may face legal actio

Postby Woodenhead » Feb 15th, 2013, 2:44 pm

More news:

CIPPIC has been granted full intervenor status in the case. Huge win for TekSavvy & their customers; basically, it looks like Voltage won't win a thing & will instead end up paying TekSavvy's costs for this entire debacle.

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Re: Illegal movie downloaders in Canada may face legal actio

Postby StraitTalk » Feb 15th, 2013, 6:22 pm

So, they went after Teksavvy customers...

Lol.
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Re: Illegal movie downloaders in Canada may face legal actio

Postby Woodenhead » Feb 15th, 2013, 9:02 pm

Yep - not a smart move.

Distributel as well, though. (more recently)
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