MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents

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  1. ClassicQ

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    MPAA Caught Uploading Fake Torrents [slashdot.org]


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    The article and the actions of the MPAA are news and therefore a valid discussion topic, but I've snipped the part regarding circumvention, as the only content being offered in this sting are things that are copyrighted. Those wishing to bypass copyrights and share copyrighted works can find information about doing that somewhere other than Wilders Security.

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  2. TairikuOkami

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    So it is official now, well lets hope, that people will read comments before downloading a fake.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

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    Hello.
    Poor souls - they don't realize the communists have won this one.
    Well, time to add some more downloads, just to spite them :)
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  4. nixie21

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    Here is a question...

    If they only have someone downloading a FAKE file, then how is it illegal? I am not getting a real movie, not sharing a real movie....

    I do not download movies, just very curious to the way the law would work...

    If I download a fake movie then I did nothing wrong?
     
  5. tony62

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    Intent to download copyrighted material.
     
  6. nixie21

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    So intent is good enough? Wow, I did not know that would be good enough....
     
  7. strangequark

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    As in most cases the law works in favor of the person with the most money. We're always surprised, and it usually makes the headlines, when the little bloke wins because it is so unusual. There are a few people who have been game, or silly, enough to have said to the R.I.A.A. 'see you in court', often having the court throw the case out with the judge criticizing the R.I.A.A. for it's tactics and surprisingly their lack of evidence.
    I'm not condoning such things.......... BUT....Mrkvonic seems to have the right spirit.

    Maybe people could pay the fines with fake money :)
     
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  8. Pedro

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    Isn't this called entrapment or something?
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    It also depends on the laws of the country, where the downloader is located.
    In most countries downloading copyrighted material is not illegal, but sharing it is.

    If someone is consered about fake torrents, he can use a client like BitTyrant (Azureus based).
    It does not upload, so when a downloader will see, that it is not a fake, he can start seeding it.
     
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