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Incognito4now

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I was talking to a lady at a local diner

the other day, who recently upgraded to

premium broadband after years of using

dial-up. While trying out all of this new

speed and bandwidth, she said she

downloaded 8 or 10 new release movies over

the last several weeks. She has since

found out this is a no-no and has stopped,

and deleted these movies. There were

no disclaimers, login, or registration

requirements. It didn't sound like a

torrent or other peer-to-peer site.

My question is, realistically, is she

already in trouble? Is the FBI, NSA,

Homeland Security, and/or Universal

Studios security, going to break down her

door, or send her a nasty subpoena? Should

she retain a good lawyer now, or head for

the border? How long do most major ISPs

retain log information? She was kind of

worried, and if I see her again it would

be nice to give her some good news or

advice.
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Major Payne

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I doubt seriously that she will have any problems with someone knocking on her door or sending a letter informing her of legal action. Even if they did, she has removed the content after finding out it is illegal to have and would actually be doing "them" a favor by providing the site URL where she got the illegal content.

Should push come to shove, then a lawyer may be required, but as I see it, she did what was right once she found out it was illegal.

My opinion only and is not an indication of proper legal advice.

Ron
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Tal

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Like Ron said, it's highly unlikely that anything would happen to her. It's the site operators that organizations like the RIAA and MPAA seek, usually they tend to leave downloaders alone.
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Thanks for the reply. This is a great forum, and I think I'll be spending more time here.
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We're glad to help, and we'd be happy to see you around! :)
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