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Unread 03-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm Not A Pirate!

I just got a letter from my ISP. They say we have been flagged because someone in this household has downloaded a movie illegally.
"Transformers" of all friggin movies!

Sure enough, my daughter downloaded the movie last week. I had to fill out a form stating that I would remove the movie from my computer, and never, EVER do this again. The flag even went as far as Paramount/Dreamworks!
So they were notified as well.

Needless to say I read my daughter the riot act and sent a letter of apology.

This goes to show you that they are indeed watching, and I dont need a lawsuit on my hands. Be careful out there people.
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Re: I'm Not A Pirate!

It's time for some strict "parental controls" on your computers. Though I'm only assuming your daughter is a minor.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Seriously. never heard of that around here yet?
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is it Rogers?
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is it Rogers?
No, it's Cogeco.

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It's time for some strict "parental controls" on your computers. Though I'm only assuming your daughter is a minor.
She's 18 and she gave me her word that she will never do it again, I trust her.
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You were lucky that you "only" got a warning.
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No, it's Cogeco.



She's 18 and she gave me her word that she will never do it again, I trust her.
Really?? Was it p2p - Torrents?
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You were lucky that you "only" got a warning.
I agree. I think we have all seen the big red FBI warnings before any movie.
The letter stated that if this happens again there would be litigation.
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Unread 03-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I agree. I think we have all seen the big red FBI warnings before any movie.
The letter stated that if this happens again there would be litigation.

Nah, just a scare tactic.

I may be wrong, but I am under the assumption that we can dload (audio tracks at the minimum) Dlownloading audio for personal use in Canada is legal..

But I an not 100% sure on movies..
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you shouldn't have responded. you just signed a confession.
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you shouldn't have responded. You just signed a confession.
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Damn kids!!!
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There is surely, only one thing to be done!



Aaaar!
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Unread 03-03-2012, 02:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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you shouldn't have responded. you just signed a confession.
My ISP knows everything anyway. They were the ones that sent me the letter.
I'm not going to lie about the situation.

*Update*.....I just got off the phone.

My ISP (Cogeco) told me that by law they have to inform me about the incident, but as of right now it is NOT illegal to download anything here in Canada!....Wow!

They get hundreds of these everyday from the States complaining about people downloading movies, and Cogeco by law has to pass them on to us.
But, although they can threaten us with litigation as of right now there is not a thing they can do about this....Interesting!

Still, I don't think it's fair and it will never happen again in my house.
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BRB...adding to my list of reasons to move to Canada.
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My ISP knows everything anyway. They were the ones that sent me the letter.
I'm not going to lie about the situation.

*Update*.....I just got off the phone.

My ISP (Cogeco) told me that by law they have to inform me about the incident, but as of right now it is NOT illegal to download anything here in Canada!....Wow!

They get hundreds of these everyday from the States complaining about people downloading movies, and Cogeco by law has to pass them on to us.
But, although they can threaten us with litigation as of right now there is not a thing they can do about this....Interesting!

Still, I don't think it's fair and it will never happen again in my house.
sorry, mate. didn't notice you were in canada.
but yes, in canada you can download for personal use.
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Re: I'm Not A Pirate!

I have a friend (here in the US) who's gotten like 10 of these.

He finally figured out it's not the downloading that's getting him caught, it was the uploading.

For everything he pulled down, he'd give back at a 1 to 1 ratio.

He doesn't upload anymore, just leeches.

No more letters.
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My ISP knows everything anyway. They were the ones that sent me the letter.
I'm not going to lie about the situation.

*Update*.....I just got off the phone.

My ISP (Cogeco) told me that by law they have to inform me about the incident, but as of right now it is NOT illegal to download anything here in Canada!....Wow!

They get hundreds of these everyday from the States complaining about people downloading movies, and Cogeco by law has to pass them on to us.
But, although they can threaten us with litigation as of right now there is not a thing they can do about this....Interesting!

Still, I don't think it's fair and it will never happen again in my house.
That's it, we're MOVING TO CANADA.
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Needless to say I read my daughter the riot act and sent a letter of apology.

did you apologize for downloading copyrighted material or for watching transformers?
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Re: I'm Not A Pirate!

I've downloaded so much stuff over the years and I've never got a letter. I've really slowed down on the downloading though. I don't want that letter.
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My ISP (Cogeco) told me that by law they have to inform me about the incident, but as of right now it is NOT illegal to download anything here in Canada!....

So my theory might be correct. The problem is not that you downloaded but what you downloaded.
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Break out the rum and bandanas! Someone's gonna walk the plank.
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"Big Brother is watching you"



Although in this case they probably were somehow watching the site then flagged her when she downloaded it.

All I can say is that I am glad I never have pirated anything.
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did you apologize for downloading copyrighted material or for watching transformers?
I agree! If I'm going down for this, I would at least like it to be for a decent movie!
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I downloaded some porn on my PC. I had to write a letter saying I'm not an ASS pirate.........
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Hmm my people i know download movies off the internet all the time and never get any emails or messages?
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