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HiVolt
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Re: How can people be wrongly accused of this recent issue?

said by bt:

I know I've received notices for supposedly pirating stuff I wouldn't touch unless they were going to pay me to take it (and even then, maybe not), so false accusations can definitely happen.

I've heard that a lot of these "notices" where they arent threatening to sue you, were sent to random IP's just for the purpose of preventitive scare tactics. IE, even if the user has never pirated a file, it scares them into thinking what may happen if they do, and they will tell their friends.
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resa1983
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One of the examples brought up by TSI counsel was
"But I wasn't even a customer of TSI at that date.. I joined later. It wasn't me."

Err, that was an example of the 42 people who mistakenly received notice of copyright infringement when they shouldn't have.
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bt

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reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

said by bt:

I know I've received notices for supposedly pirating stuff I wouldn't touch unless they were going to pay me to take it (and even then, maybe not), so false accusations can definitely happen.

I've heard that a lot of these "notices" where they arent threatening to sue you, were sent to random IP's just for the purpose of preventitive scare tactics. IE, even if the user has never pirated a file, it scares them into thinking what may happen if they do, and they will tell their friends.

That wouldn't completely surprise me with the notice-and-notice system...


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reply to HiVolt

said by HiVolt:

said by bt:

I know I've received notices for supposedly pirating stuff I wouldn't touch unless they were going to pay me to take it (and even then, maybe not), so false accusations can definitely happen.

I've heard that a lot of these "notices" where they arent threatening to sue you, were sent to random IP's just for the purpose of preventitive scare tactics. IE, even if the user has never pirated a file, it scares them into thinking what may happen if they do, and they will tell their friends.

I wonder if you're right or not... i ask because i was sent a notice years and years ago about 3dmax and i had simply replied to the email saying "sorry" without even knowing what it was i did... I'm talking 12 years ago so i was young and had no clue...