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Old 08-05-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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My Internet service was temporarily suspended because my provider said there was a copyright violation detected. Has anyone had this happen? They knew the exact file that was illegally downloaded. I have just installed a wireless router and it is apparently not secure yet.

They gave me some mumbo-jumbo about a $250,000 fine ,they will make a "report" and next time will lose our service if we don't secure our router.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Make sure your network is secure then forget about it.

Or stop downloading stuff illegally.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Just be glad who ever 'borrowed' your unsecured connection wasn't into kiddie porn, or you would be sleeping in a 6 x 8 cell with some 300 lb guy that loves to hear those that like kiddie porn squeal like a pig.

People, you gotta secure your wireless, as you have no way in hell of proving it wasn't you that downloaded copyrighted stuff or kiddie porn.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:31 AM
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Who is your provider?
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:01 AM
 
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My provider is cox. I guess what baffles me is after having four teenage kids in the house, what are the chances this is the first and only event of someone downloading something in violation of copyright laws. Why now?
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:48 AM
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what baffles me is after having four teenage kids in the house, what are the chances this is the first and only event of someone downloading something in violation of copyright laws. Why now?
Movie studios are starting to pay closer attention to this and reports specific violations that they find to Internet providers.

It seems like the newer the release is, the greater the chance that the studios will be watching for people sharing it online. Downloading old episodes of Charley's Angels probably won't be noticed. Downloading the latest film that stars Drew Barrymore probably WILL be noticed. What really gets the studios angry is uploading movies that haven't been released on video yet. I've read articles about them going after people in Federal court who do that. The way modern file-sharing works, every downloader is an uploader, so the only safe choice is not to download anything illegally at all.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Heh I have cox cable. They gave me 2 strikes on my account for allegedly having copyright software downloaded on my PC. This was a few years ago. Havent had a problem with them since then.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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My provider is cox. I guess what baffles me is after having four teenage kids in the house, what are the chances this is the first and only event of someone downloading something in violation of copyright laws. Why now?
How many times have you driven over the speed limit and didn't get stopped?
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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How many times have you driven over the speed limit and didn't get stopped?
And do you also play Russian Roulette? Do load one bullet or do you fill all chambers?
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:48 PM
 
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And do you also play Russian Roulette? Do load one bullet or do you fill all chambers?
Obviously you missed the point
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