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(Torrent Freak)   Remember kids: When you register an account on a torrent site using your real email address, using a VPN to torrent the movies from that site isn't going to be enough to keep you safe from lawsuiting   ( divider line
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1690 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 26 Oct 2020 at 11:55 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2020-10-26 11:22:32 PM  
20 votes:
The makers of the film 'Angel Has Fallen' have filed a lawsuit against seventeen alleged pirates.

I think the lawyers chose this movie just for the extra humiliation.

"Hey buddy, I hear you're in some legal trouble, what for?"
"Um, stealing the movie . ." *covers mouth with hand and mumbles*
2020-10-26 9:41:45 PM  
12 votes:
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2020-10-27 3:08:04 AM  
8 votes:
All defendants are accused of downloading a torrent titled "Angel Has Fallen (2019) [BluRay] [720p] [YTS.LT],"

To be caught while using a VPN is bad

To be caught visiting YTS is worse

To be caught downloading something in 720p is unforgivable
2020-10-27 12:53:03 AM  
6 votes:
Hehehehe...I'm signing up with my bosses email.
2020-10-27 2:03:16 AM  
5 votes:

saturn badger: I thought it was un-actionable to prosecute anyone who dloaded the stuff. That it was only illegal if you stored it or shared it out.

It seemed that way back in the Limewire days anyway. Maybe the times have changed.

That is correct, individual piracy is infringement not theft and isn't considered a criminal matter so they can't really prosecute anyone for it.

But the people in TFA aren't being prosecuted, they're being sued.  Well they're trying to sue them, anyway, if they can link their e-mail addresses with an actual name.

I wanted to ask how someone could be aware enough to use a VPN yet stupid enough to create a login with their own e-mail address on a goddam torrent site, but then I saw what movie they had downloaded and that pretty much answered my question.

I actually have an account with PIA.  It's not currently active but I'm tempted to re-sub and then download this movie just to mess with them.
2020-10-27 1:17:55 AM  
4 votes:

Tchernobog: Jeeze.  Lawsuit and you have to admit you downloaded that movie.

Kick em while they're down.

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Damn it Warren.  Of course, he probably downloaded it for his girlfriend.
2020-10-26 10:35:18 PM  
3 votes:
OMG!! Infromation wants to be free as in beer!!! You corporate stooges! No copyrights!! It's not stealing if nothing physical is actually taken!!

2020-10-27 1:43:12 PM  
2 votes:

likefunbutnot: I have a couple file servers in my back bedroom that have about 300TB of addressable storage

That's a lot of porn.
2020-10-27 3:08:52 AM  
2 votes:

fastfxr: 'You're using a VPN so you must be doing something illegal."

Yes, and go fark yourself with this fishing expedition. What I do is none of your business.

But you aren't important enough for anyone to care.
2020-10-27 4:27:12 PM  
1 vote:

likefunbutnot: APO_Buddha: so I can access your Plex server,

I think most people would say a Plex Server is a friends and family deal.

Totally fair. Thought I would ask, but I respect the 'friends and family only.'
2020-10-27 2:57:21 PM  
1 vote:

likefunbutnot: BorgiaGinz: likefunbutnot: BorgiaGinz: Who pirates movies anymore? Streaming services are cheap, and there is plenty of new content available.

Netflix and Amazon quality blows, especially if you have expectations of watching in 4k. Pirate encodes of BD rips that preserve the 7.1 DTS-HD soundtrack and offer double (or more) the bit rate of the streaming version are fairly easy to find.

On the other side of things, relatively few movies and TV shows are available to stream at any point in time. My home library has things like Herman's Head, the Carol Burnett show and the AFI top 100 films from every decade since 1950.  How many movies made prior to 1990 do are even available on streaming services?

Both great points, which is why I have around 3,500 DVDs/Blus so that I can watch what I want when I want.

In the early 2000s I used 3x 400 DVD changers but once 1TB hard drives were $100, I ripped everything and have never played a movie from a disc since.

I used an OG PlayStation 3 to rip my SACDs and DVD-Audio discs as well.

I have a couple file servers in my back bedroom that have about 300TB of addressable storage and it's all hooked in to a MySQL-backed Kodi setup and Plex for remote access needs. I do buy some media but at point, it's more likely classical music on CD than anything else. Disney and Universal hardly need my money but the musicians and podcasters I support directly definitely do.

cocozilla: I use my central server and Plex to stream most of the things I like, but for things of a really high quality I either use a physical media disc or I have a drive that's connected directly to my oppo 203, which yields a much Superior picture to the Roku with plex. Oppo made the best goddamn blu-ray players ever.

If either of you (or anyone else) is willing to add me to your list so I can access your Plex server, I will owe you in karma points and beer. Both amounts to be named at a time after COVID.
2020-10-27 10:36:08 AM  
1 vote:
Who pirates movies anymore? Streaming services are cheap, and there is plenty of new content available. If you absolutely need to watch something, torrenting is inefficient and, as the thread shows, it leaves you vulnerable to getting sued or getting in trouble with your ISP.

To watch a new movie,there's always something that rhymes with Mutt Shocker.
2020-10-27 10:34:19 AM  
1 vote:
most sites I am on I sign up with 10 minute email - good luck tracking that back from logs 5 or 6 years ago.

Proton email - good luck getting the Swiss to give me up - oh signed up for that with a fake email too - good luck
2020-10-27 1:23:08 AM  
1 vote:
Surely if they wanted money they would start by not investing in "angel has fallen"
2020-10-27 1:16:23 AM  
1 vote:

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I am a pirate. I was anyhow when I had bandwidth other than dial up. I would get all kinds of tv shows and movies.
I would watch them.
Then, I would often buy the actual media.
I found , as an example, the Trailer Park Boys that way, by watching it on Justin TV ( parent of twitch ).
I laughed a lot at the show. I was so happy to find a set of the dvds that had the Conky finger puppet.
It has been the same with a ton of music,
and thanks to my being a pirate- when I worked for a company we had win98 to use when we were adopting a whole bunch of stuff , because the bastards did not want to pay for the ( i forget the term ) microsoft designer thing so we would have it to beta test for free and real before we deployed a whole new suite of stuff centered on Notes.
Oh, we did end up paying for every single thing, because we got a new CIO who gave a fark.

I forgot what my point was.

Oh- I have bought about ( at least ) 5 copies of every record, tape and cd I have owned, so no- I do not feel bad if I find a version that I can easily just d/l for a ringtone, for free I also buy the artists shirts and stuff at gigs.
2020-10-27 12:31:45 AM  
1 vote:
Jeeze.  Lawsuit and you have to admit you downloaded that movie.

Kick em while they're down.
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