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reply to kcorscadden
Re: Ppl need a reality check about leaving due to their stance
said by kcorscadden:Let's be honest, you don't know a heck of a lot about computers/internet connectivity. I can tell. Not flaming you by any means. It's where i trained most my life.
I understand the concerns from everyone and I too am concerned. I am no longer a TSI customer but not because of their stance, but because I wanted faster internet and they don't have an agreement with Cogeco yet.
However, the ppl that are complaining are too a degree coming across guilty for whatever reason(s). I will assume that they have been doing some questionable stuff online, whether that be downloading movies/music/tv shows/etc. Now this apparent lawsuit and TSI's stance on IP logging has them all concerned and scared because the gravy boat may be coming to an end.
Bottom line is this, if you don't do anything wrong on the internet, then you have nothing to fear. If you simply browse the internet or check email, then there is nothing to worry about.
Now if you are downloading stuff that you shouldn't be downloading, then guess what, you need to be a tad more careful. Either acquire a VPN to at least make it harder to track, or get a Usenet account to download your stuff and make sure that SSL encryption is enabled. Once you do one or both of those things, the odds of you getting a letter in the mail is slim to none.
For those that want TSI to stand up for the customer, why should they do that if you are doing something illegal to begin with? If TSI said "no" to the courts, how would that reflect on them? The courts would get pissed off, and cause a crap storm for TSI and for what.... to protect the consumer that's conducting questionable or illegal stuff off the net?
Give your heads a shake guys
That said, don't be so quick to label people because they get a "letter" or are fearful of being left with the smoking gun. Don't be telling others to give their head a shake when you're not very knowledgeable with the risks involved in these fishing expeditions.
It's not right someone has to use up legal aid, empty their bank accounts and possibly file bankruptcy to fight this if they were truly innocent. It's not fair to those who are innocent but stuck in a mass lineup of IP's and when you get them in the masses (2300 of them) mistakes do happen.
If you've been truly reading these forums, you'll see already a few were mistakenly notified, not because they claim innocence but because their IP geolocates to quebec when they're in Ontario.
This was fixed as it was caught, but the fact of the matter is, that 1 mistake could have costed 1 person how many $$ ? Cost tax payers how many $$ to now fight for their innocence.
Don't be telling people to give their head a shake because you don't understand how very simple and easy it is to have anyone parked outside your home using your connection. Hiding your SSID? Don't won't work, mac restriction? don't, won't work, WPA2 is crackable, very crackable. Those who use WEP (as foolish as they are) is a 5 second job to crack and gain access to a network.
If you're someone like me who has their house wired and any AP disabled you're good, but these days unlikely since Bell and Rogers both hand out wireless router/modems.
If someone in your neighbourhood want's to be a douche and put you at risk, trust me bud, they will and can. Wireless is far from perfect yet. WPA came out quickly once WEP was seen as a lousy encryption.
If you run DDWRT there are settings you can use to protect yourself a bit more but again don't be so hasty to tell others to give their head a shake because you find it safe in your house, for now.
I'm very passionate about this because i disagree with these fishing expeditions.
J E F FWhatta Ya Think About Dat?PremiumReviews:
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There could be a lot of false positives, true, but things people have to realize.
1. You are be sued, not prosecuted in a federal court. This is small claims, get some advise for a lawyer (Damn you, auto-correct!), but do your own research. Be willing to take a day off of work to show up for your case. If you have your evidence, court will rule in your favour.
2. Legal Aid. Most Canadians won't qualify for it, as income has to be well below poverty. You will get duty council at the court, use them to navigate the court room. If you go to court, assuming it goes that far, dress in business attire, have a brief case with well organized documents. Most likely the case won't even be heard, but if they do show up (Voltage), you'll at least give them a run for there money.
3. If you are guilty of said crime, ask the judge to mediate fairly. Downloading a movie for your personal use doesn't make you a pirate, they need to prove that you cost them x amount of dollars. Torrenting for 1 hour doesn't do that.
Also, stop torrenting these types of files. There are other places you can use. Alternatively, you can just use legal methods.
I'd say that 99.9% of people do not use these sites intentionally to hurt these companies. However, the market has changed and the days of renting 5 videos for 7 days for $6 are gone. It doesn't leave people with too many inexpensive ways to rent movies legally. Red Box is fine, if they have the movie in. VOD is very expensive. And legal online sources are either pricey or months behind. The music industry for the most part has slowly caught up and we rarely hear of lawsuits now a days. It's time for the movie industry to catch up to the 21st century and if people who are caught do the right thing and defend themselves against ridiculous charges, then we will see changes here as well.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein
TwiztedZeroNine Zero Burp Nine SixPremium
+1 Good Post.