U.K. firm seeks money over porn downloads

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#1

Interesting.

Seems like quite a good way to shake someone down for cash. People would rather pay over the money rather than go to court and be embarrassed by the fact they were busted downloading hardcore porn.

http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/15288-U_K_-firm-seeks-money-over-porn-downloads.html

:cop::cop::cop:


#2

RANDOMOUS
It’s funny that they would be downloading or pirating
porn. In england their censorship bar is not as strict as
ours. In their t.v. shows nudity is allowed in some programs
while here the F.CC. would fine or warn the T.V. station.
Still it’s very funny.
ZAP:bigsmile::bigsmile:


#3

zap em, it’s all about the money! They’re hitting people up for serious cash, and they’ll likely get it.

Hm.


#4

RANDOMOUS
I agree. The laws on downloading in the U.K.
have gotten more strict. Maybe some in the forum
who live in the U.K. would know a little more about it.
Now just to gey off the subject a bit. Don’t forget to
reserve your movie titles on line fro myour local REDBOX
tonight.
ZAP.:bigsmile::bigsmile:


#5

[QUOTE=Randomus;2172840]Interesting. Seems like quite a good way to shake someone down for cash.[/QUOTE]So what’s your opinion, [B][I]Randomus[/I][/B]? What’s “good” about lawyers demanding money from people who haven’t done what they’re accused of?

What’s the argument from these people: is it that they’re sharing copyrighted stuff or suddenly there’s some rule about not being able to download porn? IIRC, it was the US where the industry is the biggest. If you’re going to make a story, let’s at least have some balanced reporting. :rolleyes:.

And [B][I]zap em[/I][/B]: what exactly is “funny” about this? Unless you believe everything that lawyers acting for - and being paid by - commercial interests say.


#6

[QUOTE=zap em;2172905]RANDOMOUS
I agree. The laws on downloading in the U.K.
have gotten more strict. Maybe some in the forum
who live in the U.K. would know a little more about it.[/QUOTE]

Laws in general possibly, but it still depends on how heavily the ISP’s want to come down on you.

My ISP, for example, is more forgiving on many things than most US ISP’s I’ve heard about :stuck_out_tongue:


#7

IMKIDD
I wasn’t saying that it was funny. I was saying that
more nudity is allowed in the U.K. then here. As a matter
of fact . I think they should go after the people or site
that were allowing the pirating. Not the averge guy or gal
who was downloading it.
As for the REDBOX joke I was making an inside joke to
RANDOMOUS on another thread he had posted on renting movies
ZAP:bigsmile::iagree:


#8

[QUOTE=imkidd57;2173252]So what’s your opinion, [B][I]Randomus[/I][/B]? What’s “good” about lawyers demanding money from people who haven’t done what they’re accused of?

What’s the argument from these people: is it that they’re sharing copyrighted stuff or suddenly there’s some rule about not being able to download porn? IIRC, it was the US where the industry is the biggest. If you’re going to make a story, let’s at least have some balanced reporting. :rolleyes:.

And [B][I]zap em[/I][/B]: what exactly is “funny” about this? Unless you believe everything that lawyers acting for - and being paid by - commercial interests say.[/QUOTE] Too many espresso shots in your cup of coffee this morning/afternoon? :iagree:

When I said it’s a good way to shake someone down, I didn’t mean that I approved or condone this type of behavior. In fact, I’ve been against all the industries filing lawsuits against people accused of file sharing, as it seems like a bully tactic that they’re getting away with.

If I were going to try and fleece people out of their money, this seems like the best way to do it – not saying it’s appropriate.


#9

As a matter of fact there are no uk downloading laws - England & Wales have one legal system, Scotland has it’s own system [and a separate High Court] and N. Ireland is so unique I’m not even going to try and describe it :slight_smile:

All of which makes life very interesting for an England based ISP trying to enforce English law in a state where it does not apply!