said by Leathal:
I hate to this, and I don't mean to be rude. But do realize if you commit a crime and get away with it that it will catch up with you eventually. If you have done nothing wrong don't worry about it.
I haven't done anything wrong, I don't download pirate music or movies from the internet, if I want to see a movie I go to the movies and see it, otherwise I either have to buy the bluray or I am SOL. Same thing goes for music.
So why people insist on ripping off the industry beats me. I bet you don't realize that a typical music group is lucky to make $1 for every CD they sell because of the over costs that goes into making it. A friend of mine gave me an actual brake down of what one of the large music producers charges the artists.
Now that the fun is over you want to stomp your feet on the ground like 2 year old's and threaten to cancel your service? Well if the Canadian Copyright Law changes then no matter who use you for your internet, be that the mom and pop internet service provider, Rogers, Bell, Telus, or even have a 10Meg piece of fiber installed by Cogent in the end the ISP's must abide by the law and let them know of your illegal habits.
So you see you are really just acting silly!
Have you read nothing over the last few days? Honestly? C'mon buddy, it's not that simple. This ludicrous notion of "Don't do anything illegal and you're fine" is as ridiculous a saying as these voltage trolls.
Let me put it simple ok? This my friend is a true story. I shortened this earlier to keep a long story short but here is a medium story as i don't care to write up a full page about this
I'm innocent, yet i was contacted by a firms lawyers about 16-20 years ago about a piece of software i "pirated". This was before wifi. I received papers via a police officer about a court hearing on so and so date. I contacted the law firm going after me, i was pretty freaked out. After days and hours on the phone and my signing a piece of paper that states "my computer is clean of warez and i did not and do not have a copy of this software" The lawyers and I came to an understanding after further investigating that i was mistakenly contacted. The IP i was on was for example 126.96.36.199 the There was 1 number in the IP the ISP made a mistake on and instead of John, they contacted me.
After some very understanding lawyers and at the time laughter on the phone because of the error we parted ways and i was done with it.
What i find so funny is how you can say people are acting silly, but is that because you're one of those that believe you won't get pulled over because you obey the law? Well my friend, my father when i was younger was pulled over going to pick up a pack of smokes and a cop thought he was a wanted person, arrested him and he was in lockup for about 36 hours before they realized it was the wrong guy.
Mistakes happen, just because you are being silly in to thinking you're safe because you obey the laws of Canada is very naive. My fathers situation, honest mistake and fixed without any money involved because they could ID the guy. You behind an IP if accused, good luck.
Oh wait, why should the burden be on you to defend yourself if you're an honest citizen? That's not fair is it?
This is the first case in Canada of a mass lawsuit coming to town and TSI made a mistake already with 42 people. First time bud. What they're going to be extra
careful next time? or extra extra
careful? Uh oh, let's hope you didn't have one of those IPs 2 hours after the last guy did who pirated 4 of those movies. 2 hours is the difference between innocence and guilt and you have to depend on an ISP to make sure it's read correctly.
Hope the admin isn't tired, overworked as Teksavvy always says they're constantly hiring because they're swamped.
I do security audits for a living Leathal. You realize I'm not just talking out of my ass? It's not a matter of each person has a 99% chance of being mistakenly ID'd. It's the 1% chance you are.
Sorry buddy but i don't want those odds on a rape, child porn or murder charge, why on earth would i want those odds on a piracy charge? Until there is a FOOLPROOF
method of identifying a user behind an IP and not mistaking 188.8.131.52 for the user behind 184.108.40.206 i do not trust it. Considering i was one of those people, i was lucky. Will you be if accused?
Let's not be so quick to judge people for downloading either, i could be as judgemental about you going 5km over the speed limit. Never done anything illegal in your life? An illegal u-turn? Bought any recorded VHS back in the day? There is i guarantee something you've done in your lifetime such as recording a song on to tape, (a mix tape) or making a copy of a tape for a friend in the early 90's late 80s....