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  Post #1 (permalink)   11-11-2009, 05:40 PM
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I have a friend who I am a little worried about. They constantly download torrent files, and have got a cease and desist notice through the post from their ISP, they think that the risk is limited to losing service.

What could really happen? I care a lot about this friend and don't want them to face a lawsuit or something.
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   11-11-2009, 10:37 PM
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If it's cease and desist, then do that. If it's progressed to legal, then pack your bags, it's going to be a long trip.

The risks are much more than just losing internet service - if they're downloading copyrighted content, the risks are jail time and fines. Most torrent downloads are copyrighted material (MOST, not ALL) - so I'd be very careful what is and isn't done.

If they've been told not to do it again, then I'd abide by that.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   11-12-2009, 09:47 AM
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So they're already aware they're breaking copyright law, and have received a cease and desist request - time to stop, or face serious damages. Is a $200 program worth $5000 in lawyer fees, and possibly hundreds of thousands in fines? I think not.
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  Post #4 (permalink)   11-12-2009, 10:02 AM
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Does your friend have an extremely good lawyer on payroll? Send him these links, it might change his mind.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/06/18/...ine/index.html
http://www.heraldscotland.com/woman-...nload-1.887489
http://www.nme.com/news/nme/46437
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/63196/wo...ic-downloading
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky...20080641287120

The industry has been doing this for years. Successfully, too. He is clearly already being watched, so he/she is a target.
 
 
 
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