Today I turned into a leech. I used to be sharing about 1500 files, almost all copyrighted music etc. I never shared movies, because I always hated the quality and I thought you get a good deal when you buy a DVD (at least in the US where some are 10-15 dollars) I had peerguardian, kazaa lite new version, all the precautions. But it wasn't enough.
First off I live in the USA.
Second, Verizon DSL is my ISP.
Because Verizon is my ISP and I think almost all the subpoenas are going to them, I rather not take my risks. I don't want to change ISP's because Verizon is the cheapest broadband in my area. Only $34.00 a month compared to over $40 for most, or even $50. I know its slower than cable, but because I live in a metropolitan area, ahem NYC, and because my shitty building does support it, I cannot get a cable connection. But then again its $34.00
Yeah, I am chicken. I am sorry to say. I am gonna wait until they stop serving up lawsuits, and the shit hits the fan in the media, that they are ruining the people's lives whom they sue. When little 11 year old Cindy-Loo gets sued for thousands of dollars, and her parents aren't able to pay, then we'll see something happen. I am also waiting for more secure sharing programs, because this one basically throws my IP address all over town. I mean I even went into the chat room, and it was saying next to my name exactly what ISP I was using, etc, where I was from, what state.
I noticed most of the people saying "We are Chicken" and yelling at people like me spell things a little differently. They will say "honour" or "theatre" and then they will use decimal points in place of commas as in "They can't sue 10.000.000 people!!!!". Hmmmm...Interesting....Not the American spelling. Could it be that these people HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE OF BEING SUED [yet] SINCE THEY LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, PERHAPS IN ENGLAND, OR CANADA?
I really hate what I am doing but I feel like I must to protect my sensitive ass from being raped.