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Windows 7: RIAA, Homeland Security caught downloading torrents


19 Dec 2011   #1

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RIAA, Homeland Security caught downloading torrents

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Since the release of a website that monitors nearly 20 percent of all public BitTorrent downloaders, even more pro-SOPA figures have been found downloading copyrighted material.
ZDNet
Everybody pirates: RIAA, Homeland Security caught downloading torrents | ZDNet

Oh the irony.

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19 Dec 2011   #2

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What's that saying about glass houses?
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19 Dec 2011   #3

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Although it does mention the Dept. Of Homeland Security, I didn't see where it said that someone from there had actually been caught downloading anything piratewise.
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19 Dec 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Although it does mention the Dept. Of Homeland Security, I didn't see where it said that someone from there had actually been caught downloading anything piratewise.
From the article:

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It would therefore be highly ironic should one find that employees of both the RIAA and the Dept. of Homeland Security should be found to be illegally downloading copyrighted material through peer-to-peer networks.
Seems that at this point it's just speculation. But looking at things kinda, sorta logically, if the Department's (Homeland Security) IP address is being associated with the downloads, it's not a far reach to conclude a DHS employee is doing the downloads.
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19 Dec 2011   #5

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I think it's just speculation, because it didn't actually say that the Homeland Security IP had been associated with any downloads. If there is someone there doing that, it should go twice as hard on them, because not only are they doing a prohibited activity, they have the nerve to use the department's computers to do so.
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19 Dec 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I think it's just speculation, because it didn't actually say that the Homeland Security IP had been associated with any downloads.
You have to read the previous article about the group that provided this information and how they claim they get the info.

Besides which, why should they get the "benefit of the doubt", when nobody else does?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
If there is someone there doing that, it should go twice as hard on them, because not only are they doing a prohibited activity, they have the nerve to use the department's computers to do so.
So anyone can just walk in, off of the street and use their PCs?

What a fantastic security department they must be.
I'd feel really safe with these guys protecting me from evil.
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19 Dec 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You have to read the previous article about the group that provided this information and how they claim they get the info.
What previous article?
Quote:
So anyone can just walk in, off of the street and use their PCs?

What a fantastic security department they must be.
I'd feel really safe with these guys protecting me from evil.
Who said anything about someone off the street?
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19 Dec 2011   #8

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They're not the only ones.

Quote:
"Earlier this week we already showed that there are BitTorrent pirates at Sony, Universal and Fox."
http://torrentfreak.com/riaa-and-hom...rrents-111217/

Do as I say, not as I do.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You have to read the previous article about the group that provided this information and how they claim they get the info.
What previous article?
Quote:
"The latest example of what you do on the Internet is no where near as “private” as you think it is comes from a new Russian site, YouHaveDownloaded. This site claims to track 20 percent of all public BitTorrent downloads… and tell the world who they’ve found downloading what."
ZDNet
Internet BitTorrent Spies | ZDNet

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"After carefully checking all the IP-addresses of the RIAA we found 6 unique addresses from where copyrighted material was shared."
TorrentFreak
http://torrentfreak.com/riaa-and-hom...rrents-111217/

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
If there is someone there doing that, it should go twice as hard on them, because not only are they doing a prohibited activity, they have the nerve to use the department's computers to do so.
So anyone can just walk in, off of the street and use their PCs?

What a fantastic security department they must be.
I'd feel really safe with these guys protecting me from evil.
Who said anything about someone off the street?
I misinterpreted what you wrote.
My bad.

In most workplaces that behaviour would be against company policy (and possibly a sackable offence).
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