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what are the odds of getting sued

Postby richie76 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:28 pm

using newsgroups to download content that is copyrighted? :?:
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Re: what are the odds of getting sued

Postby Fartingbob » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:52 am

The odds are exactly somewhere between guaranteed and impossible.

Really man, we need to know what country your in at the very least.

Either way, ive yet to hear of anyone who has been sued purely for downloading copyrighted content from usenet. Its the uploading (distribution) that they get normal filesharers on, and since you dont distribute when you download from newsgroups you dont have nearly as much to worry about. Of course, theres nothing stopping some copyright group from trying to sue usenet users in the future, there are no guarantees.
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Re: what are the odds of getting sued

Postby richie76 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:34 pm

i am in the US, what other info would you need??? let me know.....
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Re: what are the odds of getting sued

Postby zbeast » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:44 am

if you count all of the people who file trade divide the the number of people who have been
Sued... I would say it's around about 1 in 10 million.
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Re: what are the odds of getting sued

Postby ejonesss » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:25 am

if you are not posting anything you cant be sued.

however it doesnt mean that with enough corruption of the government that a law does not cause an isp or a newsserver to start spying on users.
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Re: what are the odds of getting sued

Postby BiG » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:32 pm

None. Downloading is not illegal, distribution is. This is what separates downloading on usenet from p2p. On usenet you leech, p2p you "share" & hence distribute. Distribution = copyright infringement.
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