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Busted: BitTorrent Pirates at Sony, Universal and Fox

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by CptStern, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. CptStern

    CptStern suckmonkey

    lol ****ing hypocrites

  2. MuToiD_MaN

    MuToiD_MaN The Freeman

    Yes, hypocrites, because surely the people who are torrenting are the same ones lobbying to crack down on pirating. Shame on their respective IT departments for not catching company employees in the act. Also, Is there a chance that these IPs could be ironic spoof choices?
  3. Sulkdodds

    Sulkdodds Companion Cube

    In the UK, such companies lobbied the last government to pass an act allowing the state to lean on ISPs to cut off internet to any IP address where just one person has downloaded something, potentially punishing families or businesses for the actions of one member. If these companies were themselves held to the same standards, it seems clear they'd incur considerable expense getting a new line or moving premises (perhaps providing all their employees with pay-as-you-go 3G dongles in the meantime). Likewise, when the copyright lobby has been aggressively pushing for websites to be subject to prosecution if they unwittingly allow pirated material to be hosted on them, it seems incumbent on the company to ensure that none of its employees are unwittingly allowed to pirate using their resources. Moreover, if the IPs may have been spoofed, then who's to say the same has not been done to the IPs of citizens arrested for piracy? Finally, the real point is that piracy is so absolutely widespread as to make criminalizing it an extremely dangerous game. When you allow aggressive punishments for something everyone does, you open the way for targeted, discretionary policing against individuals.
  4. I think we at least agree they have terrible taste in movies/music (other than GoT).
  5. MuToiD_MaN

    MuToiD_MaN The Freeman

    Interesting. Agreed, and way more well-thought-out of a counter-argument than my post deserved. ntl;r
  6. Remus

    Remus Companion Cube

    Hilarious, according to them they "busted" me for downloading 1 program I've never even heard of. GG guys, gg.
  7. kineaesth

    kineaesth Moderate Staff Member

    I don't know much about the internet, but if they keep disabling people's connections won't we eventually run out of IP addresses???
  8. BabyHeadCrab

    BabyHeadCrab The Freeman

    You're hilarious.

    DEATHMASTER The Freeman

  10. Kadayi

    Kadayi Newbie

    I'm fairly sure any organisation of any size regardless of it's particular avenue has people in it who torrent. However that some guys in IT torrent doesn't necessarily equate to it somehow being a refutation of company stance on an issue. Anthropmophising organisations made up of thousands of free thinking individuals is kind of trite tbh.
  11. Raziaar

    Raziaar I Hate Custom Titles

    Well how about that, cocksuckers!

  12. Remus

    Remus Companion Cube

    You're missing the point Kadayi. These companies want an Internet connection to be terminated when a person is caught downloading pirated content, regardless if that would affect an entire family or small business. That's where the real hypocrisy lies. If the same standard applied to them, the entire company should be denied access to the Internet based on the action of some random employee.
  13. Krynn72

    Krynn72 The Freeman

    Maybe they were using it for research?
  14. TechnoHippyChic

    TechnoHippyChic Companion Cube

    That's what all my torrenting is for. Research. Yeah.
  15. Vegeta897

    Vegeta897 Banned as all fuck

    Well women don't watch porn so I believe you.
  16. Azner

    Azner Tank

    lol, my records are loaded. Haven't been downloading anything.

    DEATHMASTER The Freeman

    I have the internet. Goes to show who the pr0h@x0rs are.
  18. <RJMC>

    <RJMC> The Freeman

    I dont feel confortable knowing aboutt a webpage over there who can see what I have dowloaded.....
  19. BabyHeadCrab

    BabyHeadCrab The Freeman

    I think that's the idea breh
  20. ríomhaire

    ríomhaire Moderator Staff Member

    Obviously they were only downloading public domain works.
  21. Acepilotf14

    Acepilotf14 The Freeman

    I'm not totally sure how that website works. I just had to buy a new router and my IP changed, and I hadn't downloaded anything on public trackers after the IP change, yet it still sprung up with something I'd downloaded long before. I think it might actually be uploading on a different PC in this house, inwhich case is it looking at things that are being p2p shared on your PC?
  22. morgs

    morgs The Freeman

    That site came up with nothing for me, I'm not sure if it's working properly.
  23. Stylo

    Stylo The Freeman


    Also, Hi. We have no records on you. :D
  24. MuToiD_MaN

    MuToiD_MaN The Freeman

    All the computers in your house would have the same external IP, which is the one the tracker would contain.
  25. Wanted Bob

    Wanted Bob Companion Cube

    Haha, that site makes me laugh, being able to see what others download.

    I showed up clean, I'm interested in what process that website uses.
  26. Bad^Hat

    Bad^Hat The Freeman

    Corporations are people too, my friend.
  27. Kadayi

    Kadayi Newbie

    In short No. Again you are trying to assign a single mindedness to organisations made up of hundreds if not thousands of individuals.
  28. Sulkdodds

    Sulkdodds Companion Cube

    Yes...which is, on a larger scale, what those companies' boards and leaders are pushing for in legislature.
  29. MuToiD_MaN

    MuToiD_MaN The Freeman

    I'm also in the clear. Thank god for private trackers. Also for having moved since I downloaded all sorts of embarrassing stuff en masse.
  30. Kadayi

    Kadayi Newbie

    So if I go out a murder a bunch of people on company time then my director is somehow responsible? No, the real world doesn't work like that. I doubt very much the CEOs of those companies are particularly happy about staff within them using bittorrent, but I also suspect they the CEOs of those companies aren't omniscient as to the actions and activities as to every member of staff within their companies. This idea that therefore they can all be somehow labelled as hypocrites on a corporate level is frankly infantile. :dozey:
  31. Acepilotf14

    Acepilotf14 The Freeman

    They should absolutely be able to regulate what happens on their own IP address, their own computer systems. If they can't regulate it, then it's incompetence on part of the company, if they simply won't, then it's either laziness or hypocrisy.
  32. BabyHeadCrab

    BabyHeadCrab The Freeman

    OOOOOOOOooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh BUSSSSTEDDDDD :V!!!
  33. Sulkdodds

    Sulkdodds Companion Cube

    No, Kadayi, but if you go out and murder a bunch of people on company time, and your director has been lobbying for a law that would allow police to evict the families and businesses of murderers from their premises as punishment, then it does undermine his moral case for the law, because it's one that he himself would suffer by if it was applied.

    Rather like if government ministers who propose evicting the families of rioters from their council houses turned out to A) live in a council house and B) have children who rioted.
  34. Kadayi

    Kadayi Newbie

    Who watches the watchmen? The worst offenders for torrenting etc are generally the IT savvy staff in the first place. The head of Sony isn't going to know jack about what his staffs internets habits are, and frankly it's not his job to.

    Only if he were attempting to cover up evidence of my misdemeanours, which isn't the case (so therefore your counter-argument is wholly irrelevant). You're welcome :dozey:

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