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Old 03-03-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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Seriously. never heard of that around here yet?
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #4
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is it Rogers?
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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Re: I'm Not A Pirate!

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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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Old 03-03-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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Re: I'm Not A Pirate!

You were lucky that you "only" got a warning.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #8
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:27 PM   #9
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #13
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #14
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #15
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Re: I'm Not A Pirate!

There is surely, only one thing to be done!



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Old 03-03-2012, 02:02 PM   #16
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #17
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #18
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BRB...adding to my list of reasons to move to Canada.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #19
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #20
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #21
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Re: I'm Not A Pirate!

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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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Old 03-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #22
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #23
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #24
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 03:25 PM   #25
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Break out the rum and bandanas! Someone's gonna walk the plank.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #26
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #28
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #29
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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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Old 03-04-2012, 01:08 AM   #30
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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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