Warning for Tiscali customers.


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HairyArse
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We got a warning letter today becuase our connection was recorded as downloading an illegal music track though Bit Torrent.

Now this is not your normal tale of mistaken identity, it was me and I know it was me.

I just thought I'd take this opportunity to warn anyone else that might be on Tiscali that Big Brother is watching you!
#1 at 13:00:41 - 10/11/2008
Rhythm
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HairyArse said:We got a warning letter today becuase our connection was recorded as downloading an illegal music track though Bit Torrent.

Now this is not your normal tale of mistaken identity, it was me and I know it was me.

I just thought I'd take this opportunity to warn anyone else that might be on Tiscali that Big Brother is watching you!


Yep, Be do this too. I've had to stop downloading telly altogether
#2 at 13:06:22 - 10/11/2008
Retroid
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Be?

:s

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/Rapidshares
#3 at 13:45:09 - 10/11/2008
peej
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Hmmm, oddly I've had nothing from BT like this...yet. But then I've got such a shit cap and connection that it's hardly surprising.
#4 at 13:46:06 - 10/11/2008
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Retroid said:Be?

:s

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Yeah, though they can't seem to follow private tracker stuff - HDBits is still fine, and Newsgroups still work too
#5 at 13:55:05 - 10/11/2008
JimJam
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peej said:Hmmm, oddly I've had nothing from BT like this...yet. But then I've got such a shit cap and connection that it's hardly surprising.


A mate of mine got a letter from HBO's lawyers a good 3 or 4 years ago for downloading an episode of Sex & The City for his wife - his name and address had been passed on by BT.
#6 at 13:55:23 - 10/11/2008
Kay
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Never did get into this torrenting malarkey... and it looks I won't be starting anytime soon.

K
#7 at 13:56:14 - 10/11/2008
billdoor
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Just out of interest Hairy, were you running PeerGuardian 2 and did you have your torrent client encrypted?
#8 at 10:31:13 - 11/11/2008
HairyArse
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Nope and nope.

I've downloaded the odd dodgy file at work before for years with no issue whatsoever. This has all come about because Nildram (our previous suppliers) have been bought out by Tiscali who are obviously cocks.
#9 at 10:34:54 - 11/11/2008
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I've had this before, through F2S, owned by Pipex. The ESA did the snooping work.

Can't snoop direct downloads though...


JimJam: I'm surprised that BT passed on his details just because a third party complained. Most ISPs will protect their customer's identities for first-time suspected infringements. If they didn't, they'd have an Exodus. He could have probably sued BT for that.
#10 at 11:12:08 - 11/11/2008
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Yeah, though they can't seem to follow private tracker stuff - HDBits is still fine, and Newsgroups still work too
Be + HDBits = pure awesome.
/had to install a TB drive last night.

Been with them for about 3 months now and so far no letters and I do get my US TV shows pretty frequently.
#11 at 20:12:53 - 13/11/2008
lostsoul
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I'm dreading the day "the man" finally gets around to killing off newsgroups (well, the alt.binary heirarchy).
#12 at 22:04:42 - 13/11/2008
Dougs
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Tiger_Walts said:I've had this before, through F2S, owned by Pipex. The ESA did the snooping work.

Can't snoop direct downloads though...

I'm with F2S too (now also owned by Tiscali..). When I did indulge, I always used PeerGuardian. And rarely public trackers. I don't bother now, would rather wait for them to come onto Sky (HD).
#13 at 09:50:44 - 14/11/2008
JimJam
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Tiger_Walts said:
JimJam: I'm surprised that BT passed on his details just because a third party complained. Most ISPs will protect their customer's identities for first-time suspected infringements. If they didn't, they'd have an Exodus. He could have probably sued BT for that.


Pipex used to be quite good at that, and had a non-disclosure clause at one point. As it turns out, the Data Protection Act isn't enforceable if they take the view that you're breaking the law.
#14 at 11:05:03 - 14/11/2008
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Bah, just got another warning from Be. Stupid public trackers :-(

#15 at 22:51:46 - 27/11/2008
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Download Hotspot Shield for free and you can just watch everything off Hulu instead. 90% of the good stuff is there.

Or set torrents to only use encrypted connections and if you are hunting iso then use https instead of http. Add peerguardian in and you're as covered as you can be.
#16 at 00:07:39 - 28/11/2008
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Or just don't steal stuff. ;)
#17 at 06:41:22 - 28/11/2008
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ilmaestro said:Or just don't steal stuff. ;)


Aye
#18 at 07:47:19 - 28/11/2008

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