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23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Movie Face Lawsuit

Tue May 10, 2011 8:42 am

Biggest BitTorrent Downloading Case in U.S. History Targets 23,000 Defendants

By David Kravets

May 9, 2011

At least 23,000 file sharers soon will likely get notified they are being sued for downloading the Expendables in what has become the single largest illegal-BitTorrent-downloading case in U.S. history.

A federal judge in the case has agreed to allow the U.S. Copyright Group to subpoena internet service providers to find out the identity of everybody who had illegally downloaded (http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2011/05/nuimagediscovery.pdf) the 2010 Sylvester Stallone flick — meaning the number of defendants is likely to dramatically increase as new purloiners are discovered. Once an ISP gets the subpoena, it usually notifies the account holder that his or her subscriber information is being turned over to ...............

Read the full article from Wired @ http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/05/biggest-bittorrent-case/
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Tue May 10, 2011 7:18 pm

Glad I don't torrent. :)
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Tue May 10, 2011 9:58 pm

KennyJ wrote:
Glad I don't torrent. :)

ditto...
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Tue May 10, 2011 11:10 pm

KennyJ wrote:
Glad I don't torrent. :)
Glad I don't watch Stallone flicks. :P
(or torrent)
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Tue May 10, 2011 11:58 pm

KennyJ wrote:
Glad I don't torrent. :)

Me too!
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Fri May 13, 2011 2:04 am

TheEndless wrote:
KennyJ wrote:
Glad I don't torrent. :)
Glad I don't watch Stallone flicks. :P
(or torrent)


Is it because he did Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot? :lol:
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Movie Face Lawsuit

Fri May 13, 2011 4:00 am

i don't even know how to torrent.
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Wed May 18, 2011 4:41 am

TheEndless wrote:
KennyJ wrote:
Glad I don't torrent. :)
Glad I don't watch Stallone flicks. :P
(or torrent)



+1

Talk about adding insult to injury. Watching a Stallone flick, then being sued over it.


If you are into that type of thing why not get it on Netflix?
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Wed May 18, 2011 7:01 am

BoloMKXXVIII wrote:
TheEndless wrote:
KennyJ wrote:
Glad I don't torrent. :)
Glad I don't watch Stallone flicks. :P
(or torrent)



+1

Talk about adding insult to injury. Watching a Stallone flick, then being sued over it.


If you are into that type of thing why not get it on Netflix?


My guess is a lot of the these people downloaded it while it was either still in theaters or maybe even before it hit theaters if it got leaked early.
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Movie Face Lawsuit

Wed May 18, 2011 8:54 am

On another board it was mentioned that one should protect one's Wi-Fi, citing the story, False porn accusations underscore Wi-Fi privacy dangers.

Can you imagine the headaches involved in defending yourself for downloading a movie you don't like when it was a neighbor being opportunistic user of your unprotected Wi-Fi?

Me? I neither BitTorrent nor do I turn on Wi-Fi on my router.
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Movie Face Lawsuit

Fri May 27, 2011 1:17 pm

Mark12547 wrote:
On another board it was mentioned that one should protect one's Wi-Fi, citing the story, False porn accusations underscore Wi-Fi privacy dangers.

Can you imagine the headaches involved in defending yourself for downloading a movie you don't like when it was a neighbor being opportunistic user of your unprotected Wi-Fi?

Me? I neither BitTorrent nor do I turn on Wi-Fi on my router.


What about roommates & such that use your PC.
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Movie Face Lawsuit

Sat May 28, 2011 1:10 am

Crow550 wrote:
Mark12547 wrote:
On another board it was mentioned that one should protect one's Wi-Fi, citing the story, False porn accusations underscore Wi-Fi privacy dangers.

Can you imagine the headaches involved in defending yourself for downloading a movie you don't like when it was a neighbor being opportunistic user of your unprotected Wi-Fi?

Me? I neither BitTorrent nor do I turn on Wi-Fi on my router.


What about roommates & such that use your PC.

Don't let them use your computer and password protect it. Otherwise you can argue you didn't do any illegal downloading to a judge and jury.
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Movie Face Lawsuit

Sat May 28, 2011 2:08 pm

Buckeye911 wrote:
Crow550 wrote:
Mark12547 wrote:
On another board it was mentioned that one should protect one's Wi-Fi, citing the story, False porn accusations underscore Wi-Fi privacy dangers.

Can you imagine the headaches involved in defending yourself for downloading a movie you don't like when it was a neighbor being opportunistic user of your unprotected Wi-Fi?

Me? I neither BitTorrent nor do I turn on Wi-Fi on my router.


What about roommates & such that use your PC.

Don't let them use your computer and password protect it. Otherwise you can argue you didn't do any illegal downloading to a judge and jury.


Just saying. Not everyone does that.
 
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Flick Face Lawsuit

Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:30 am

My guess is that those people downloaded it after it left the theaters and before it came out on DVD/Bluray. There's someone who goes by the name of AXXO who rips DVDs and posts them on piratebay, isohunt, etc. I used to download from him back in the day. If these people were smart, they would find better ways to go about this without getting caught, like searching through FTP servers using Google, or Hotfile/Rapidshare. I'm not saying that pirating things is ok, but if you're gonna do it, don't get caught!
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Re: 23,000 Who Downloaded Stallone Movie Face Lawsuit

Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:00 pm

I recommend just not doing it.. You never know what kind of quality you're going to get, AND whether or not you'll get sued for it.

I've downloaded TV shows temporarily, just in case I missed them, but I generally don't do movies because of things like this.

Newly released are so cheap as it is, and renting from Netflix is too.. Why risk it?
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