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Re: Free movies on the Internet -- download scams

On 28/02/12 15:34, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 05:24 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 11:16 +1100, Scott Ferguson wrote:
>>> Lot's of, um, people searching for free lunches means lots of people
>>> falling into traps.
>> +1
>> An advice to the OP and everybody who download videos for free by
>> torrent.
>> In my hometown Oberhausen Rheinland Germany the judges don't care about,
>> if somebody else did "download" [1] videos and music for free via your
>> protected account. If somebody was able to hack your protection it's
>> your fault.
>> There are no legal free downloads available for licensed videos and
>> music. The German GEMA for example sues kindergartens for singing
>> children songs in public. If you sing a song in public or if you upload
>> a video by torrent, while downloading it, take care that the music and
>> video are for free, e.g. that they're under a license like the creative
>> commons.
>> Regards,
>> Ralf
>> [1] Happens to a clueless person I know. I suspect regarding to the
>> "download" this person is mistaken. I guess the person had to pay much
>> money, because somebody else did upload, when doing a download.
> PS: I wonder how (in)secure it is to fake an IP with the torrent client.


How are you going to get packets back when you're spoofing your address?

> I wonder what lawyers do, to ask for the IP of somebody uploading at a
> specific time from a specific address. Is the way they do spy legal?

Depends on where you are - here, Australia, it's down to the ISP (until
the latest round of secret talks are finished.

A number of major Australian ISPs *will* hand over your IP address
without hesitation and *are* recording all those details already. (cough
those that sell pay per view videos cough)
Additionally, many use "bittorrent" as an excuse to throttle your

NOTE: the default movie/net television channels in Miro are all Creative
Commons licensed (Rumblefish can go f*iretr*uck themselves).

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