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  • Got a letter from ISP. Business Software Alliance. WTF??

    I got a letter from my ISP today. It says the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has informed them that I have been involved in the exchange of unauthorized copies of copyrighted software. WTF? They are threatening to cancel my HS internet service.

    I haven't called yet to see what the scoop is, but this is total bull****, on many levels. I'm pretty ****ed. Anyone know anything about this? Does this have any relation to the Patriot Act?
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  • #2
    kazaa user?

    prob just a cease and decist order..

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Walleye
      kazaa user?

      prob just a cease and decist order..
      I used to use Klite+ a while back. Is it loaded with spyware linked with this organization?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ppgt94
        I used to use Klite+ a while back. Is it loaded with spyware linked with this organization?
        klite isnt loaded with spyware, but they can look and see who is downloading what and when. kazaa in itself is not at all secure, and nothing can be done to make it secure. i suggest if you want to continue with file swapping, get into a waste group, or a private hub.

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        • #5
          You ISP probably sniffed some packets. Have you done and file trading recently? (past 6most - 1 yr)? Most ISPs reserve the right to check on you if they think you may be parttaking in illegal activity. Not a big deal, most the time anyways.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by judoGTI
            You ISP probably sniffed some packets. Have you done and file trading recently? (past 6most - 1 yr)? Most ISPs reserve the right to check on you if they think you may be parttaking in illegal activity. Not a big deal, most the time anyways.

            That is ridiculous. No big deal? They had absolutely no reason for suspicion. It's like searching a house with out permission or a warrant. The software they are claiming that I am trading is ridculous as well. I personly feel this infringes on civil libertys.
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            • #7
              write a letter to your congrasman
              -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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              • #8
                Originally posted by antimatter
                write a letter to your congrasman
                I guess that's one thing I can do. Am I the only one who feels this is a privacy issue? Big brother?
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                • #9
                  I suppose so. It's one of those things you kinda brush off untill you're effected personally, I guess.
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                  • #10
                    Bro i feel ya, but what can you do about it. Take this oppurtunity to dig in and take a stand
                    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                    • #11
                      what are they saying you were trading?
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                      • #12
                        I got a letter about a movie from my ISP. Just be careful. These scumbags may start suing in five or ten years. I'm keeping all my money in some businesses for now.

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                        • #13
                          Man...that sux...hopefully they're just sending these randomly...ISPs don't really want to be giving out info about their customers...could backfire and they could lose these same customers...write that letter!
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                          • #14
                            No, they are not sending them randomly.

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                            • #15
                              Most likely your ISP isn't snooping on you. What typically happens is organizations like RIAA, BSA, and MPAA keep an eye out for copies of their products floating around online. If you download stuff using bittorrent, kazaa/lite, DC++, or any other software sharing app that doesn't conceal your IP, they can easily get a list of who's downloading their product and send letters to the ISPs that the IP belongs to. The ISP then (sometimes) notifies the user.
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