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Thread: Riaa And Filesharing

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    I quit sharing since 2001 when I got a letter from Charter Pipeline and the RIAA. Reminding me that I was sharing Illegal files. And by cont. I would suffer legal conisqunces. Anyways... I always have been wondering if the Kazza User patch to show I am not sharing file works? And how safe is it?... like 100%? or wat?

    Plus I have more dought in my mind since the RIAA has realsed a message saying "Easily Identifed" and crap like that.

    So can some one give me reassurance, that this so called Privacy Patch is 100% safe. I can't afford to lose 15,000.00 to the RIAA espically since I owe 72.50 for a parking ticket. lol

    Snow

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    The privacy patch guarantees you nothing. I don't use it, though I don't see a problem with it. You can't protect your identity from anyone whom you are sharing files with. So you have to take your chances when you share files. However, I truly believe the risk is very low for getting caught. B)

    In theory, everyone on this board is "easily identified" if the MPAA/RIAA were able to get a search warrant for the IP's of users of this site. However, the vast amount of resources needed for this don't justify the end result.
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    The K++ option disables people from downloading the complete listing of all your files. Nothing else. People can still download from you. If you download from someone they will know your IP address and what file you're downloading. If someone downloads from you, they will know your IP address and the file they're downloading. In other words, you can still get caught.

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    No, you are not easily identifiable.
    Yes, your IP address is very easy to get.
    Only your ISP can identify you from an IP address.

    Here in the US, Verizon just lost a court case where they must provide this info.

    It's a hot topic among american politicians and still being debated as to the legalities of it.

    I suggest all P2P users visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation website and stay informed!

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    I thought Verizon was still in the appeal process?

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    Verizon is still the appeal process. Don't expect a verdict on this one very quickly.

    Harrycary, your interpretation is slightly wrong. Your IP address is your online signature. In theory, all they need to do is download a copyrighted file, log your IP, and apply for a search warrant for a 'content wiretap' to monitor your online activities.

    Granted, this rarely happens to filesharers, but its common practice in regards to child pornography and other online activities such as terrorism, exploition of children, information warfare, fraud, etc.
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    As of this past Thursday, Verizon has 14 days to turn over the identities of 2 of their customers.

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    Jibbler,
    While that is true, the information can only be provided by the ISP(as I previously stated). This is who assigns your IP address to you(if you didn't already know this).

    The Verizon argument is based on this information being disseminated without need for a court order. (latest article)

    I applaud Verizons' efforts and anxiously await the appeals process. If they even have one. The latest ruling came from an appellate judge so their lawyers have limited options.

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    I guess the point I was trying to make, is that if they want you, they'll find you. Verizon is doing everything they can to fight for the users privacy. This is not the case with every ISP. You have to sign a privacy policy, and filesharing copyrighted works is generally in that agreement. So, at the very least, the RIAA could pressure your ISP to reveal your identity. Most likely, they will cooperate by simply terminating your connection. They do reserve the right to do that, in most cases, upon written request from a third party. The Verizon verdict may soon change all of that, but I doubt it. The ball is in Verizon's court on this one, and I suspect they'll win this one, but probably not all of them.
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    Can someone comment on Filetopia (www.filetopia.org)? They claim their software can "mask" origin IP numbers. True?

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