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Legal and Illegal Downloads


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#1 willythecat

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:49 AM

Whislt computer related, can't see what other forum to post in apart from this one, so here goes.
One logs onto a download site (ie Mininova or Rapidshare) and there are two download links.
One is for (oh l don't know, let's just say the movie Angels & Demons for this posts sake) and the other is for my English family's party that they took a video of, and is what l actually want to download.
Now l know the first link would be totally illegal to download, but hopefully the second link would not be.
So, what with all the press about illegal downloads, who then knows what l am downloading (an illegal video or a family video) and how do they know this?
Sorry for the extreme examples but it is just the principle that counts.
Rather than they send me dvd's and part dvd's in the post, it's easier for me just to download family videos from one of these download sites.
Why then do you read about people getting "done" for downloading "illegal" videos. How do they know it's not a legal video?
Just curious, that's all!
Many thanks

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:07 AM

By title. "Uncle John's Birthday" vs. "DVD-RiP***ANGELS&DEMONS.avi"

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 04:59 AM

Thanks AA.
First reaction was to think what the hell are you on about with that one liner, but now l get it!
I'll make sure the family call their links something reasonable.
Thanks for that info.
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PS So l suppose in this instance a link of "A family party with Angels & Demons" is a no no :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:58 AM

It's debatable.

Realistically, though, most people being nabbed for illegal sharing are targeted based, initially, on the titles they are offering for download. Once you're in the crosshairs of the RIAA or MPAA (collectively referred to as the MAFIAA) they have additional methods at their disposal.




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