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Offline stirgo1212

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How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« on: Friday March 05, 2010, 04:52:19 PM »
Soo, I think many people download torrents on this site so Iv'e set up this poll answer HONESTLY not just for 'fun'

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #1 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 05:58:51 PM »
It all depends on where i download them from
« Last Edit: Friday March 05, 2010, 06:27:40 PM by sylar1000 »

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #2 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 06:15:02 PM »
I am unlikely.

I do not trust torrents.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #3 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 06:49:38 PM »
torrents are by far the safest form of peer to peer.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #4 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:00:38 PM »
torrents are by far the safest form of peer to peer.
I do not trust them. My dad doesn't trust them either.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #5 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:11:40 PM »
But you neverknow know who is watching you... There are a few companies who track your IP adress...
I am unlikely.

I do not trust torrents.
But if you are unlikely then you trust torrents no? Unlikely means that you dont think you can download torrents.


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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #6 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:12:50 PM »
But you neverknow know who is watching you... There are a few companies who track your IP adress...

But if you are unlikely then you trust torrents no? Unlikely means that you dont think you can download torrents.


Unlikely means you do not get caught easily.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #7 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:15:34 PM »
If they track your IP address, they merely see swarmed data, but if they can link what you're downloading - I.E the downloaded .TOR files, or the hash, then they can look at you at connect you to illegal downloading, and send you an e-mail.
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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #8 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:35:51 PM »
Use peerblocker when you download torrents.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #9 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:47:15 PM »
Use peerblocker when you download torrents.

PeerBlocker/PeerGuardian is mere peace of mind. It doesn't actually do anything.

It blocks IP's, but those IP's aren't checked.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #10 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:52:23 PM »
I don't download torrents. :)

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #11 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 07:56:04 PM »
Very unlikely for me as I don't use torrents except to get Linux Distributions.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #12 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 09:07:25 PM »
If they track your IP address, they merely see swarmed data, but if they can link what you're downloading - I.E the downloaded .TOR files, or the hash, then they can look at you at connect you to illegal downloading, and send you an e-mail.
Isn't that an attack to your privicy?

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #13 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 09:14:34 PM »
Isn't that an attack to your privicy?
Uh-uh. that's why they do it!

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #14 on: Friday March 05, 2010, 11:20:46 PM »
I don't know whether it is likely or not, I don't think about what BT do.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 03:39:35 AM »
I'm pretty new to torrents and I already downloaded like 5 different torrent softwares without knowing what a torrent was or how it worked.

Sooo what are the chances of someone like me being Caught that has used torrents without peergaurdien or any protection?

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #16 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 03:42:33 AM »
*shrug* same chance anyone will get caught. When I was in highschool like 3 people got caught downloading music and was fined 25 thousand dollars. Their parents had to pay for them cause they were minors.

On the other hand... my uncle's been torrenting/pirating since I was a toddler.... hasn't gotten hit yet.
I think it comes down to luck and if you happen to be randomly chosen and checked up on. Then again I don't know how this crap works lol.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #17 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 03:47:58 AM »
*shrug* same chance anyone will get caught. When I was in highschool like 3 people got caught downloading music and was fined 25 thousand dollars. Their parents had to pay for them cause they were minors.

On the other hand... my uncle's been torrenting/pirating since I was a toddler.... hasn't gotten hit yet.
I think it comes down to luck and if you happen to be randomly chosen and checked up on. Then again I don't know how this crap works lol.

It has more to do with sharing.  Most everyone that has got caught and fined has done so through old programs like Kazaa and Napster which listed you, and all the files you had.  Then let people download them directly.  This gave the MPAA and RIAA an easy target and easy proof to go after you.  And they go after you for actually having the files available for upload.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #18 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 03:50:31 AM »
Limewire...


I do not use it.

Go to an Internet shop/
« Last Edit: Saturday March 06, 2010, 03:53:21 AM by H' »

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #19 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 04:11:58 AM »
Isn't that an attack to your privicy?

Not if they are your ISP - It's their internet. You are paying for a service.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #20 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 10:21:56 AM »
But they say that downloading off say , Megaupload is less riskier than torrents. Is this true?

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 11:06:34 AM »
I do not trust them. My dad doesn't trust them either.

I laughed my butt off at this!

The chances of you being caught using torrents depends on the country you live in and what laws are in place to protect your privacy. In Ireland, ISP's have no more right to give away information on/monitor your internet traffic than a phone company has to do the same with your phone calls. You'd have to be downloading a lot before the police suspected you and got a court order to monitor your internet activities.

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 11:09:04 AM »
i use a dongle that is pay as you go, they have no record of my name or address, obviously i never get any bills so i voted very unlikely

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 03:28:47 PM »
Limewire...


I do not use it.

Go to an Internet shop/

For a few days?

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Re: How likely are you to get caught downloading torrents?
« Reply #24 on: Saturday March 06, 2010, 03:53:08 PM »
Limewire...


I do not use it.

Go to an Internet shop/

Limewire is not torrenting.