As I was searching around adslguide.org.uk for a new ADSL provider, I came across this post in the forum. The direct link is here. The copy and paste version is below. Basically some dude - maybe a bit extreme for crying about being disconnected :eek: - pissed in his pants because the copyright enforcers went to his ISP regarding his file sharing activities.
Just an FYI for any of you who do stuff like that. Although that forum seemed to come to the conclusion that a dynamic IP will protect a would be offender, it would not. A dynamic IP is static at a given time until you redial, so all the enforcers have to do is make a note of the time you down/uploaded the stuff.
ive had a most awful day today
My isp is Netscalibur and after a restart owing to the latest patch by MS,i restarted
my machine i tried to log on and when it failed i rung tech support there was a long pause
and the gentleman was very tidy,but said owing to an abuse issue my account was
suspended pending written reply from me.
shocked at this reply i had to ring back,and was told if i had a fax number they would fax me the letter,on this film had been traced to me
ive only used this program for a short while,i deleted not only the prgramme but filled in the forms and posted the letter requested by netscalibur this would never happen again.
the main reason im posting here i know how this is going to sound i knew there was
trouble for file sharers in the US but i truly thought living in UK i was okay.
the people at netscalibur told me not to worry as i started crying,they said as long as i dont do it again i will be okay,but a friend has just told me im going to get sued and could even goto prison,i am currnetly being treated for clinical depression and i wont lie
im so sick with worry tonight,i dont want anyone to go through this ever it just isnt worth it.