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#37 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
how illegal is the pirate bay? Will I get **** from my internet provider?

I have no idea
User avatar #90 to #37 - meganinja (07/02/2013) [-]
does it make a difference if you're deleting everything (well, almost everything) that you download? I download games, try them out, and then delete them. I've still kept onto Civ5 because I haven't gotten through a full game yet...... I set it on the longest possible mode with like 24 (or whatever the max is) players.
User avatar #78 to #37 - xsnowbanex (07/02/2013) [-]
I personally pirate **** on a regular basis and I've been doing it for a bout 2 years now. I've downloaded dozens of movies, songs, software, and e-books from pirate-bay. I take little precaution and I haven't heard from my internet provider. Just be careful not to do A LOT at once ya know. I had a friend who downloaded 2 movies and was charged by her internet provider though. So the situation varies from case to case. All in all, I owe like over $5,000 in merchandise. So if i get caught I am ******
#65 to #37 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
They only target the big downloaders and seeders. They don't have the resources or time to target the normal downloaders (have worked in computer forensics and all that jazz).
#62 to #37 - qwertywtf (07/02/2013) [-]
the url is You need to login to view this link
I doubt they'll recognize it.
User avatar #108 to #62 - spyisspy (07/02/2013) [-]

they're also increasing in popularity you know
User avatar #74 to #62 - themurp (07/02/2013) [-]
They don't find you through websites you visit. They track you through ip connections and requests.
User avatar #46 to #37 - hasinvadedyou ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
Seasoned pirate here, not professional just been on the seas a while. There are lots of ways to decrease the chance of being caught. Ive been doing it for years never gotten an I.S.P. letter, email, or anything telling me to cease. I know a few people who have but still do it and basically i follow a few small steps *(1.) download peerblock some people say it doesn't help but i see a **** ton of names blocked when i'm actively downloading. *(2.) Set upload to the minimum like 1kb/s or lower (i'll get a lot of hate for this) but if you are in a country that regulates and makes pirating illegal you cant really risk it. My understanding is companies like Disney and record labels / movie studios will release files that are hidden in torrents, most of the time they cant really prove you downloaded anything unless they are watching your specific connection which honestly never happens without really good reason (and maybe a warrant? i'm not 100% on that) but what they bust you on isn't the downloading its the uploading. Redistributing content if you send enough of a downloaded file back to them they have the evidence to send to court and make a case against you. *(3.) Only download torrents that you check out and read the comments on. this is for your PCs protection as well as legal there can be all kinds of things in files it doesn't happen often but it can happen. Ive never gotten a virus from pirating but Ive seen shady files ones with tons of Seeds/up loaders and no comments could be a flag, usually look for skulls those are more trusted up loaders. (I cannot confirm everything ive stated, these are just rules i go by and i havent been caught for over 15 years) I still buy dvds sometimes if i have the money, its nice to have a hard copy of things. I also still buy all my games, my PC isn't good enough for most new things anyways.
#52 to #46 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
**** you, seed you bitch. Just be smart and it doesn't matter.
User avatar #66 to #52 - hasinvadedyou ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
Seeding is how you get caught there is no "being smart" about it that i have seen only if you live in a place that doesn't care can you truly be free to seed. But feel free to enlighten me and other pirates about these "smart" tips to seed without being caught via the way i explained they catch you.
#45 to #37 - Rascal (07/02/2013) [-]
sometimes the fbi will give you a warning message but all in all it should be fine
User avatar #44 to #37 - euthyphro (07/02/2013) [-]
From what I've read from anecdotes, it depends on how much you download. If you're downloading a couple of songs here and there, maybe even a movie on occasion -- you should be fine.

However, I heard of a guy using it as his primary place to get songs to fill his ipod, and he got a severe warning from his internet provider.

Essentially, don't take advantage of it.
User avatar #87 to #44 - Dap (07/02/2013) [-]
I've downloaded 83 movies.

God help me
#73 to #44 - miscde (07/02/2013) [-]
In the past 2 months I've downloaded around 40 movies and a couple hundred songs and they haven't sent **** to me
User avatar #41 to #37 - blarghagh ONLINE (07/02/2013) [-]
i've been living on my own for 3 months with wired internet and I've been pirating stuff the entire time so maybe, i dunno
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