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Windows 7: Rapidshare hand out uploader's details, house raided

27 Apr 2009   #11
Orbital Shark

 
 

win7, it's about the uploaders if you read the article. They would be the 1's supplying the general public, the downloaders don't have to give as much info, you can even download without an account if the filesize is right.
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27 Apr 2009   #12
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
win7, it's about the uploaders if you read the article. They would be the 1's supplying the general public, the downloaders don't have to give as much info, you can even download without an account if the filesize is right.
Yup, the limit is 100 MB.
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27 Apr 2009   #13
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
win7, it's about the uploaders if you read the article. They would be the 1's supplying the general public, the downloaders don't have to give as much info, you can even download without an account if the filesize is right.
I understand that but even if i was uploading stuff i shouldn't i would still expect the same privacy (especially from a site i have given cash) anyway... i havent actually read there privacy policy, but AFAIK you would only be required by law to give up logs/details from "your" site, the "extra" details i mention that "could" be gathered would only be possible through thier own paypal account which is totally seperate from there site..

Unless it was a site that required more than just a user id, and pass.. anyway..
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27 Apr 2009   #14
Orbital Shark

 
 

Very true, but by doing this RS have opened themselves up to an even bigger kettle of fish than TPB. You don't pay to use TPB or most torrent sites, but as you have to pay for a premium account they open themselves up to some of the biggest copyright laws going.

In essence you are paying to download stuff but none of the money is going to the Producer/Copyright owner. I can see all sorts of court cases coming up since TPB
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27 Apr 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Win 7,

RS may have been forced to hand the information over.

When you connect, they gather lots of information about you, if you have an account, you can be traced even more easily.

They are only after those who persistently and deliberately share copyright music and movies.

If you have d/l ed one or two things that you didn't know were dodgy, that is not the same - so much stuff is free, it is hard to tell.

If you d/led an o/s, e.g. 7 builds, from one of those sites - M$ is not going to chase you.

So, I assume you haven't been persistently and deliberately sharing music ?

Those who do are a damn nuisance to everyone. It is because of their stupid, selfish actions that our freedoms are being removed and everyone is being spied on.

In the UK , ISP's are now forced by an Act of Parliament to examine the contents of everything entering and leaving your pc - and to hand it over if they have reason to believe there is copyright infringement.
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27 Apr 2009   #16
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Well, rapidshare and sites like it are classed as carriers, so as long as they remove content when asked they are usually ok. I think rapidshare should have asked to see a court subpeona before just handing over details, but then for some reason that doesn't seem to be required in some places. I know in the UK a firm called Davenport lyons managed to get personal details from several ISPs without a single court paper to back up the claim. I'm pretty sure it was against the data protection act here, and it would probably be the same in Germany.
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27 Apr 2009   #17
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
In the UK , ISP's are now forced by an Act of Parliament to examine the contents of everything entering and leaving your pc - and to hand it over if they have reason to believe there is copyright infringement.
No, they are not. They are required to retain information for a year, and that's only if they have specifically been asked in advance to do so and only per individual.
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27 Apr 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There is no protection of privacy in the UK - just the opposite - see my last post.
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27 Apr 2009   #19
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi Win 7,

RS may have been forced to hand the information over.

When you connect, they gather lots of information about you, if you have an account, you can be traced even more easily.

They are only after those who persistently and deliberately share copyright music and movies.

If you have d/l ed one or two things that you didn't know were dodgy, that is not the same - so much stuff is free, it is hard to tell.

If you d/led an o/s, e.g. 7 builds, from one of those sites - M$ is not going to chase you.

So, I assume you haven't been persistently and deliberately sharing music ?

Those who do are a damn nuisance to everyone. It is because of their stupid, selfish actions that our freedoms are being removed and everyone is being spied on.

In the UK , ISP's are now forced by an Act of Parliament to examine the contents of everything entering and leaving your pc - and to hand it over if they have reason to believe there is copyright infringement.
Still even if i had been doing "whatever" i would expect the same privacy as in any other site.. im sure you or anybody else would NOT agree with me or anyone else logging all headers sent by users/browsers to websites or in short loggin personal info... or let alone giving out info from a seperate site/account (ie paypal) its an invasion of privacy.

Can you link me to details of this uk law? Im sure none of this will affect the individual, and if so, bring it on....
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27 Apr 2009   #20
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7 View Post
Can you link me to details of this uk law? Im sure none of this will affect the individual, and if so, bring it on....
here ya go, a little light reading.


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