I recently was informed that my info was being sent to a companies attornies due to sharing some picture files being shared on a web forum. Sorry this is so long but It was a very weird situation. This company sells adult pictures and people were sharing them on a forum. Anyway I was caught by this company because I was stupidly using my same account name and password that i’d used on their site in the past…very, very stupid I know but I really didnt think it was a big deal to share them I guess. Anyway they took over my account on the forum by using my info they had from their site…dont know if thats legal or not. Didnt tell me they did it either. I was confused and thought I was suspended or banned from the site or perhaps even forgot my password. I tried to get it reset but my email address no longer existed on the forums site. I tried to email the admin but no response. So anyway I made another account and asked if anyone knew what happened. No one said anything about it. Meanwhile the file sharing was still going on. I figured it must be fine and I messed up my account somehow. So I continue downloading and then my rapidshare is taken over by the company by using that same password I assume. This time where my name normally would be to sign on the companies name was. So now im freaking out of course and stop sharing. I shared 3 portfolios and downloaded a few more. Has anyone ever been sued for sharing photos like this? I noticed my old account had someone signed on so I private messaged it and just put test. I got a response the next day stating that they’d sent my info to their attornys and it would be best for me that the forum thread ended. They said my name on it also so I know im busted. I apologized and said Id see what I could do but I didnt start thread so I dont know if I can actually end or delete it.
I honestly have never shared stuff online before, ive downloaded but not uploaded. Id already deleted everything Id had on there anyway but deleted all my posts and asked the admin to delete thread even though I didnt start it or anything like that. It had been on there for over a year actually and I hadnt even been on it till recently. Sorry this is so long but im freaking out! I have not heard anything since this and its been a week. How worried should I be. I keep searching online but there is no info about this kind of situation. Just IP notices or whatever they are called or cease and desist letters which I havent recieved. Everyone has been telling me it was just them scaring me to stop and as long as I do I should be fine, its a small company so its not worth their time to pursue this. I hope so. I feel so bad about it. Do you think im going to be sued or worse go to jail or something? How long should it take for me to find out? Like if I dont hear anything in a certain amount of time I should feel like im OK and just got a warning? Serious replys only please because I am really freaking out. Ive been sick from the stress even!