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Thread: How safe is it in Germany?

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    Hi,

    just moved to Germany from China.
    I didn't really give a rat's ass what I was downloading in China but it's a bit different here in Germany. Some guy in my class even received a letter from some law firm, something about a 5000 Euro fine. He solved in the end by hiring a lawyer, etc.

    Anyways, long story short:
    Can I safely torrent in Germany?
    I'm using a private torrent site atm. Some people told me downloading is fine just as long as I don't download anything. Any truth to that?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCASD View Post
    Some people told me downloading is fine just as long as I don't download anything. Any truth to that?
    definitely true. don't download and you're safe.

    seriously: avoid public trackers and everything is cool.
    Last edited by Polarbear; 09-24-2008 at 08:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Oops, what I meant was:
    As long as I don't [b]upload[/v], dowloading is fine.
    So getting stuff from piratebay is safe as long as I don't upload anything?
    Can I upload to private trackers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCASD View Post
    Oops, what I meant was:
    As long as I don't [b]upload[/v], dowloading is fine.
    So getting stuff from piratebay is safe as long as I don't upload anything?
    Can I upload to private trackers?
    nothing is safe. the chances of being caught on a private tracker are just smaller.

    if you use private trackers you'll have to upload.

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    Depends what you mean by "uploading".

    You mean uploading as in sharing the files back, or uploading as in putting .torrent files up on the trackers in question?

    General advice, take the usual precautions, i.e. public trackers are aids, stay away from them, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCASD View Post
    Oops, what I meant was:
    We know what you meant. It's a plague, because by this they simply mean LEECHING.
    To tell you this, it's also illegal to "only" download copyrighted material.

    ThePirateBay is not in the main focus of where they're looking here, but you never know.

    If you don't download local stuff it's better, if you use private tracker it's better.
    For new german files, you could use Rapidshare like many germans do as well.
    Last edited by Sonnentier; 09-24-2008 at 10:08 PM.

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    Is it safe using seedbox with private trackers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulxp View Post
    Is it safe using seedbox with private trackers ?
    from the tracker point of view or from the legal point of view?

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    sure the tracker point of view is it safe ? will they catch me by luck ? or they should be a member of the tracker to troll me ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulxp View Post
    sure the tracker point of view is it safe ? will they catch me by luck ? or they should be a member of the tracker to troll me ?
    This isn't a sexual advice forum mate.


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