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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Virgin Media Will be contacting broadband users who share music tracks illegally.
800 customers have already been identified and contacted.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7486743.stm
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7486743.stm


Letters go to music file-sharers


The music industry says thousands of UK broadband users who share tracks illegally will be getting letters warning them of the consequences.
Trade body the BPI says so far it has already identified and contacted about 800 Virgin Media customers who have been sharing copyrighted material.
Virgin has agreed to send the letters to its customers.
The BPI is warning that it may sue other internet providers who refuse to co-operate with its demands.
The BPI wants internet providers to agree to cut off people who repeatedly ignore the warnings.
It maintains that providers need to "educate" their customers and suggested the government could bring in legislation to make companies cooperate.
Virgin is sending each of those individuals identified by the BPI a letter, informing them that what they are doing is illegal.
But BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones said the music industry has struggled to convince other internet providers that they should join the battle against the illegal sharing of music. Carphone Warehouse is one firm which has refused to co-operate.
#2
I like how they can't know if you have downloaded 1 or 1thousand songs, stupid, really stupid!
#3
Is there not some sort of privacy law that is being contravened by this?

Get Cherie Blair on the case and say it breaches human rights?! :-D

I can't believe that there is really anyone out there anymore that does this not knowing that copyrights are being broken.
#4
File Sharing ? what's that then ? Never heard of it in all my life ! ;-)
#5
I won't be using torrents anymore.
#6
The price of movies, music and games should be bloody illegal! :)
#7
Need to download files that prevent them identifying that you are downloading files!!
#8
just use the newsgroups and you will be fine, just aslong as you don't hammer them 24/7
#9
I reckon I know of someone who will get one of these :giggle:
#10
Pro tip: Save yourself from future danger of being sued by buying the £50 500GB Western Digitial external harddrive (or better still, a £40 internal Samsung), and then searching The Pirate Bay for every band you've ever been interested in, adding "discography" to the filename. Now, just sit back and relax as your £50 investment takes a couple of weeks to fill up, and that then saves you thousands in fines and court cases in the future.

Also, save your friends the risk by getting them to buy the drives too. And then just swap them about when you fancy more music.
#11
I wouldn't know if I had one of these... the postie hasn't delivered before 2pm for about a week. :x
#12
hellfire;2443660
Is there not some sort of privacy law that is being contravened by this?

Get Cherie Blair on the case and say it breaches human rights?! :-D

I can't believe that there is really anyone out there anymore that does this not knowing that copyrights are being broken.


I don't believe so - the ISPs won't be handing over the user details to the BPI, instead the BPI will give the information on the illegal file sharing the ISP who will then work out who it is and send a letter from themselves. While I'm sure pretty much everyone using illegal file sharing programs is aware of the copyright infringement they may be more cautious if they get a warning in the post. Furthermore I would expect a large proportion of the file sharing is being run on parent's internet connection who are not aware of it and will soon be with these letters out and many will at least attempt to put a stop to it.

John
#13
great tips :p
#14
hellfire
Is there not some sort of privacy law that is being contravened by this?


Apparantly not.
#15
As stated just stick to newsgroups or even get a Rapidshare account like I have done.I never use torrents or file sharing software any more.
#16
I use rapidshare now completely, have done since switching to VM. But i take it the BPI are logging RS or not?

My RS is ******ed anyway, i went to reinstall it and get a message saying "target has been thrown blah blah" I dunno whats up :(
#17
emasu
I use rapidshare now completely, have done since switching to VM. But i take it the BPI are logging RS or not?

My RS is ******ed anyway, i went to reinstall it and get a message saying "target has been thrown blah blah" I dunno whats up :(


Don't know if the BPI are aware of RS..even so most of the files / rars are password protected and the files are usually linked to forums any way..would take years for the BPI to track them all down ..which can only be a good thing.

Re-install RS? confused here..what software do you mean?..I don't use any software for my RS account..I only use Flashget to tag the files that I need from the forums and download em via RS.
#18
I'm using the rapidshare manager, and when i had to re download it, when i try to install now i get a message saying "Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation."

I'm having to copy and paste RS links to download them unless i can find a similar alternative to the RS manager.
#19
Ah got ya now Emasu....never used that software before but suggest you use flashget download manager..remember to go into 'Tools' then 'Default download properties' section and input your RS account username and password. then just copy and highlight the RS files from the forums and paste them to Flasget, it will automatically tag them for ya ready to download.

Forgot to add this...you can tag as many files as you want in one go..no need to do 1 file at at time etc..as long as you highlight all the files in one go then just drag them or paste them onto Flashget.
#20
So in the login to server bit, i just put my RS details?
1 Like #21
Yes that is it..remember to tick the box at the side of the text.
#22
Thanks :)
#23
My pleasure :)
#24
well your stupid if you file share anyway and music dont interest me anyway so i would not dl that anyway, just use news groups like the other guys said, but i not dl anything for over 6 months now anyway life to short, i would be more concerned about a jealous friend or neighbour reporting you, people actually forget its not a criminal offence even to dl stuff unless you share it online, there after the people that distrubute really and only stupid people do that ;) i think anyway most will carry on sharing music at least until they get a warning letter.
#25
emasu
So in the login to server bit, i just put my RS details?


You should also go into your RS account and set it to choose a specific download source every time (rather than that list that you have to choose from) so it will download automatically and can be paused/resumed easily.

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