Be* Warned!!!


Waynos_Face

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Hey Yall,

My naughty little brother (26) has received an email from ISP which is Be* about the illegal downloading of certain things.

In the email it stated that a complaint had been received regarding the downloading of a torrent, namely Crysis Warhead and that if another complaint was received then his internet would be disconnected and the police informed.

I know ISPs do this in america but its the first i have heard of it happening overhere.

So you have been warned!

Personally i don't mind paying £20 - £30 every month for a new game, and to be honest its more like every 2 months anyway. Plus they have a resale value.
 
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V_R

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Ya some ISP's have been doing that, that is the first i heard of Be* doing it tho...
 
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Virgin are very good at sending warnings like this..First I have heard of Be doing it though...But hey, if something is been downloaded illegaly then fair play to them..At the end of the day if your ISP knowingly allows you to download illegal or pirated content, then they are just as guilty as the person doing the downloading...
 

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I have mixed views on this.

How intrusive do we want our ISP's to be?

All you pay them for is the connection.

If you abuse the connection then it's between you and the powers that be, I don't see how an ISP can be responsible and I find it hard to imagine they could monitor all their customer's downloads.

I'm also wondering what the average plod would do if told to go and investigate 'illegal software downloading' I'm sure most wouldn't have a clue, either about downloading or the legal procedure to take if they were bright enough to prove illegal downloading.

How enforcable is the law in this instance?

I pay for all my games, I've always supported games developers, PC Games offer good value for money in cost vs enjoyment. You're going to get at least six hours entertainment for around thirty quid and often a whole lot more. Damn site cheaper than seeing a band, going to the cinema or a day's outting at a Theme Park.

I will confesss to using torrent to get a few old sixties movies but they're pretty much public domain now anyway, VCR's started that off and PVR's have compounded it. I also use Limewire but to counter that I pay lots of money on buying music.

As I said, mixed views. At the end of the day, I can hold my head up and feel at ease with my current practices.

Must confess though, I DO disparove of Game piracy but on the other hand I also disaprove of all the crap measures they're taking to combat it - online activation, six installs and you're out kinda thing.
 
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I believe from what I have heard before that the ISP must forward on a complaint if one is made to them. If you are using a torrent program all the authorities can see your ip address and everyone elses that is downloading the torrent. They can then send the complaint on to the ISP who then forward it on to the customer because they must.

from what I have seen on the Be forums, they dont and i think cant watch what people are doing with their internet bu if they recieve a complain they have to pass it on.

I hope this clears things up a little bit
-chelseafc2005
 

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