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    Hi,

    I have just recieved a "nice" letter from my ISP Tiscali, stating that;

    The BPI have contacted us regarding illegal p2p activity.
    They have given tiscali the details of the download of a torrent.

    Tiscali have not passed our information onto them this time, and have advised how to prevent malware unauthorised people from downloading torrents.
    It states nothing about further action but has left us confused about what to do, as we have no idea of what they can do. (in terms of fines and legal action)

    Stop altogeather
    Carry on
    Carry on using a anonmous p2p client

    Any advice?

    Thanks

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    Wow, dejavu (sp?). Just read this same thing on another forum, lol.
    Good advice in the response over there:
    Use newsgroups or private torrent sites. Be sure to use encryption for torrents, you can also get programs that block known threatening computers such as peerguardian.
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  3. BitTorrent   -   #3
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    I would also used what Tokeman said. I have heard of people getting warning for there isp. How much do you download a day?

  4. BitTorrent   -   #4
    I dont download a lot, I would say 2GB a Week Couple of shows and a few songs and maybe a new album...

    By private torrent sites do you mean ones which require a login and password to enter?
    And excuse my n00b nees but whats a newsgroup?

    Cheers

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    private site means one you need an invite to sign up for, not open to the public.

    Newsgroups...well...thats a little harder to explain. Basically its a bunch of servers out there, you pay a monthly fee, and you can download what you want from them directly, not from other peers. No uploading is needed for this option, which IMO makes it safer since they normally go after uploaders and distributers, not leechers (downloaders)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseburger88 View Post
    And excuse my n00b nees but whats a newsgroup?
    Newsgroups

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    Thanks for the info,

    how do I go about finding these newsgoups?
    Last edited by cheeseburger88; 10-23-2008 at 10:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseburger88 View Post
    Thanks for the info,

    how do I go about finding these newsgoups?
    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/nzbindex.php

    Actually, that's jumping the gun. You need to read about Usenet first or just start with the stickies in the Newsgroups section.
    Last edited by Skizo; 10-23-2008 at 10:27 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseburger88 View Post
    Hi,

    I have just recieved a "nice" letter from my ISP Tiscali, stating that;

    The BPI have contacted us regarding illegal p2p activity.
    They have given tiscali the details of the download of a torrent.

    Tiscali have not passed our information onto them this time, and have advised how to prevent malware unauthorised people from downloading torrents.
    It states nothing about further action but has left us confused about what to do, as we have no idea of what they can do. (in terms of fines and legal action)

    Stop altogeather
    Carry on
    Carry on using a anonmous p2p client

    Any advice?

    Thanks
    watch your uploads ,
    Last edited by JustDOSE; 10-27-2008 at 04:22 AM.
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    People get letters all the time. Unless they sue you, it's just a warning.

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