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2015/03/10 22:49:25 (permalink)
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Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing)

The UK's second largest ISP is about to hand over the personal details of customers to a company known for demanding cash from alleged file-sharers. Sky Broadband says it will hand over the names and addresses of subscribers to TCYK LLC and warns customers that the movie company will probably ask for compensation.
 
http://****freak.com/sky-...ie-piracy-case-150310/
 
 
or
 
http://www.engadget.com/2...sky-tcyk-movie-piracy/
 
 
From doing a bit of googling it seems this company has done this many times over, demanding money from people who downloaded their films.  The general consensus seems to suggest chucking the letter in the bin as soon as it arrives.
 
 
post edited by wannabbig2 - 2015/03/10 22:51:10
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/10 22:50:17 (permalink)
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the stars are:  t o r   r e n t
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/10 23:42:14 (permalink)
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Straight in the bin with that letter mate.
 
 
 
 



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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 03:56:38 (permalink)
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Throw it in the bin, if I remember correctly under the EU data protection act, they cant say you did it without braking laws themselves, so technically the letter is to have you panic into admission.
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 06:14:32 (permalink)
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When the debacle that was ACS Law was happening the concensus was not to ignore but catagorically deny using an example template letter such as this:
 
http://beingthreatened.yolasite.com/letter-templates.php
 

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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 08:58:30 (permalink)
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Throw it in the bin, if I remember correctly under the EU data protection act, they cant say you did it without braking laws themselves, so technically the letter is to have you panic into admission.




I've thrown about 50 of these letters on the fire.. TV license, false debt collectors etc, I see other people lose their **** when they open them, break down and think their lives are over! If it wasn't recorded when it got delivered, then it's up to you to decide whether or not it was delivered!

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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 09:07:03 (permalink)
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Generally speaking is it worth paying for a VPN?  There was one I was reading about that was supposed to be good, can't remember the name unfortunately!
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 09:24:41 (permalink)
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I just watch online. Can't see the need to download it too.

 
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 09:48:55 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby don marcos 2015/03/11 11:02:25
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I've a free VPN & whilst it's good for assisting visiting certain places it does slow things down a fair bit. If you are a t0r3nt tart, then you might be better served with a paid for provider 

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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 10:28:15 (permalink)
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How does all the above work in terms of the way I do things? Not an issue here in Austria, but when I move back to the UK it may be.
 
Basically I go to sites that don't have an option to download the movie or tv series, just a free streaming site.
I then use an apple app, 'Download' to save the file to my ipad so I can watch it when on planes etc.
what happens is when you press the play button on the film etc, it starts to play, but then a pop up appears asking if you want to save the file.
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 10:38:22 (permalink)
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when connected to the net thru the vpn connection it will happen as it does now.
 
Not sure about tablets but on windows with the vpn active a person if they wished could go to the bay containing bandits with black patches over their eyes, select a t0r3nt & start it going, then shut the vpn off & it will continue to d/l thereby resuming normal net speeds. Of course though, you wouldn't then get the vpn 'benefit' of re-routing incoming traffic either
post edited by PartyBoy - 2015/03/11 13:31:55

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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 13:15:35 (permalink)
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31832137
 
Just wow. It will never cease to amaze just how naiive they are with the whole piracy thing

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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 13:27:54 (permalink)
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I just watch online. Can't see the need to download it too.




I had to LOL mate. Same thing :)



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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 13:31:50 (permalink)
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Generally speaking is it worth paying for a VPN?  There was one I was reading about that was supposed to be good, can't remember the name unfortunately!


I use vyprVPN, been using it for a few years its been fine for me. You can choose your location its pretty straightforward. I do turn it off if im gaming though as it can disconnect you sometimes but its just a click to reconnect.



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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 13:33:43 (permalink)
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If the film you streamed or watched online was utter crud, can you demand money back from TCYK LLC for watching a sh1te film
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 13:33:58 (permalink)
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I have a paid for vpn. If I am being super super cautious I'll also use tor browser.
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 13:45:35 (permalink)
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If the film you streamed or watched online was utter crud, can you demand money back from TCYK LLC for watching a sh1te film




Ive made similar points about this before.
 
I paid to watch Star Wars at the cinema, I then paid for it on DVD then they bring out a silver collection, then they bring out a Gold collection , then Directors Cut, HD Version and Probably super HD version. This is the same with nearly every film now its all a way of fleecing us.
 
They should just charge a bit for the upgrade but they charge the full price every time, Why there not reshooting the movie?
 
They are purposely holding stuff back so they can then charge for the same film again. I know we all have a choice we dont have to buy it again but I hate the way they scream piracy as if its all one way and dont get me started at the critics that are paid off to recommend some of this crap.
 
Theres not a film that comes out that doesn't have 5 stars from some magazine or review. Its not all one way.
 
 



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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 13:52:42 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby redwing 2015/03/11 19:18:47
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Agreed Redwing, my comment was tongue in cheek, but had some real undertones.
Similar to the comment someone made about the 3rd hunger games film. I personally enjoyed it, but it was obviously a filler that you have to watch if you want to see the final one.
Lord of the rings was the same, 2nd film was garbage, although 3rd was worse.
 
Then as per your point, 
directors cut, directors extended cut, producers cut, make up artists cut, Old Betty the on set toilet cleaners cut.
All about generating money, yet when people use there wit to save money, it is a big deal.
 
I understand the argument and that the film industry needs to make money and that it is our choice as to whether we buy all the extended or special versions and that everytime you download a pirate film an fairy dies, but come on. Give and take
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 15:04:48 (permalink)
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I just watch online. Can't see the need to download it too.




I had to LOL mate. Same thing :)


In terms of legality of course. But not stored as a file...

 
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Re: Sky to hand over customers' details due to court order (regarding file sharing) 2015/03/11 19:21:33 (permalink)
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I just watch online. Can't see the need to download it too.




I had to LOL mate. Same thing :)


In terms of legality of course. But not stored as a file...




Yeah mate your right. They dont care about if you store the file or not that's just personal choice. As soon as you watch something your downloading it if you store it or not is irrelevant.
 
Dont worry Steve as long as you didnt store that copy of Brazilian House boys I sent you well be ok :) 



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