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FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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reply to ISurfTooMuch

Re: Using IP address legal & practical

said by ISurfTooMuch:

Yes, but define due diligence. Suppose I share an apartment with a roommate, and I pay for the Internet connection. So, what should I do to prevent him or her from downloading? I can certainly password-protect my computer, but what am I supposed to do about theirs? I really can't do anything about it, in fact.

Sure you can. The connection is in your name. If the roommate won't stop pirating material, you disconnect his/her computer and if they won't follow the rules, you turn them in to the RIAA and stop being their roommate.

ISurfTooMuch

join:2007-04-23
Tuscaloosa, AL
That's fine if you know they're doing it, but what if you don't know? I have no reason to believe my wife is pirating music or movies, but I don't check her computer to make sure she isn't. So, unless your roommate tells you what they're doing, how would you know? Remember, there is no requirement that the RIAA, MPAA, or any other organization give you a heads-up before they sue you. At that point, it's a little late to do anything about it.


DataRiker
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join:2002-05-19
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reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

Sure you can. The connection is in your name.


If that were the case every library, starbucks, and university across the country would have to close their wifi.

Simply providing someone access to the internet is not a crime. If someone drives your car and wrecks it, do you get the ticket? No.


FFH5
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said by DataRiker:

said by FFH5:

Sure you can. The connection is in your name.


If that were the case every library, starbucks, and university across the country would have to close their wifi.

No they wouldn't. Those you just listed(except maybe a coffee shop) have filters that prevent most infringing activities.


DataRiker
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said by FFH5:

No they wouldn't. Those you just listed(except maybe a coffee shop) have filters that prevent most infringing activities.

Not a single one listed has ever blocked me from using Bit torrent.

In fact they are my places of choice to pirate anonymously.