What are the odds of turning you over for torrents?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Kofuji, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Kofuji

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    #1 Kofuji, Aug 7, 2015
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  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Keep an eye out the window for the men in black

    And best to keep some very powerful magnets close to hand
     
  3. Computer Fixer

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    #3 Computer Fixer, Aug 7, 2015
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    MS would only be interested if you're seeding cracked versions of their OS's.
    They don't give a frack about movies, music, etc....

    You should be more concerned about your ISP getting subpoenaed from a media studio, etc... if you're seeding media.
     
  4. tolanri

    tolanri MDL Novice

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    #4 tolanri, Aug 7, 2015
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    Are you so sure about that? They have their own Windows store for music and movies (Win10 bloatware - Groove or whatever its called), so they theoretically lose sales (even though its not guaranteed youd be using their platform to purchase the content on, certain percentage of users would)

    That being said I doubt they would go to such lengths as to turn over their customers to authorities for torrenting. Does Google turn you over for googling pirated material, or even using their google drive service as a host to piracy? No. They just spy their users in order to get more info on them, for whatever purpose - advertising most likely. Information is power.
     
  5. elzna

    elzna MDL Senior Member

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    them microsoft boys can't do nothing to nobody. especially not if you live overseas :)
     
  6. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    Use a VPN that doesn't log anything. It is your ISP that you need to worry about turning over you info on request
     
  7. compgen_1534

    compgen_1534 MDL Addicted

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    As beamslider said, using a proxy or VPN is the way to go :D
     
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  9. crossup

    crossup MDL Junior Member

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    If MS sells you out to the authorities the giant PR s**tstorm that will land on them from medialand will chew them up and spite em out. Apart from that windows users will line up to downgrade to windows 7 and linux people dancing over windows' grave with the huge tagline "I told you bruh". And also a huge lawsuit in several countries and top level entry to the hall of shame.

    So no they won't do anything like that.
     
  10. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    If your worried about the consequences then don't commit the crime.

    Simples really.
     
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  11. ElDiabl0

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    #13 ElDiabl0, Aug 7, 2015
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    I don't think it's something Microsoft would do. But boasting about something not so legal on the internet is a good way to get caught. I mean, no one would go after you for saying you've downloaded a movie, but saying you're seeding 1000+ torrents? But MDL is not twitter so...
     
  12. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    If you don't get a letter about it from your ISP, don't worry about it.
     
  13. Zeblade

    Zeblade MDL Junior Member

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    Its WHAT you upload. You know its 2015 and this STUFF MS is doing..really? Been going on for YEARS! You just NOW reading the fine print? hehe..

    So yeah you keep uploading all your doing is giving someone all the info they need.. but again its WHAT your uploading. For ME torrents are way to easy to trace.
     
  14. Myrrh

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    Wait, what? Usenet still exists? I had no idea. :D
     
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  15. EFA11

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    still bigger than the internet :)