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kiwimate27
05-03-2006, 10:28 AM
Hi,
I just moved from the US and a lot of people used torrents as a way to get things that they liked such as music. My question is what is the deal with it over here. Are people being sued by anyone and put in jail?

I know in the US there were people that were being sued but I mean out of the millions using it over there is such a low chance of being caught that so many more people do it.

So whats the deal here?

Metla
05-03-2006, 10:30 AM
The deal is, Whatever your doing, Dont bring attention to it.

Like with a thread on what maybe one of NZ's most popular forums.

Generaly the only people getting stung are those that try and profit from it, But who knows whats on the agenda...........

kiwimate27
05-03-2006, 10:32 AM
Sorry for the confusion. I was speaking hypothetically.

pctek
05-03-2006, 12:31 PM
So whats the deal here?
Theft is illegal worldwide.

Renmoo
05-03-2006, 01:25 PM
Theft is illegal worldwide.
But different ways of punishment. Some get away with it while some have to pay the price - heavily, at times.

Cheers :)

Graham L
05-03-2006, 01:27 PM
The penalties are inversely proportional to the amount stolen. Steal enough and you could get a knighthood.

Nyuuji
05-03-2006, 04:55 PM
Hmm... Goldcorp springs to mind dosent it Graham.

Pato
05-03-2006, 05:03 PM
The penalties are inversely proportional to the amount stolen. Steal enough and you could get a knighthood.
Good one Graham. LOL.

Myth
05-03-2006, 05:46 PM
If one downloads copywrite material, one does it at ones own risk, wherever in the world you live.
Unsure if anyone in NZ has been busted for downloading such material, but I don't think so.
Usually the only busts we get here are the sick f*^$ers who d/load child porn and the odd hacker/hack attempt.

Mike
05-03-2006, 07:03 PM
If one downloads copywrite material, one does it at ones own risk, wherever in the world you live.
Unsure if anyone in NZ has been busted for downloading such material, but I don't think so.
Usually the only busts we get here are the sick f*^$ers who d/load child porn and the odd hacker/hack attempt.I have a feeling (I'm probably wrong though) that someone (or two or three) was busted just recently for downloading pirated software... but it was done in bulk...

hmmm...

Mike.

kiwimate27
05-03-2006, 07:19 PM
Yes I know about the whole piracy world wide thing but it is treated different in all countries. In the US thousands got law suits but I bet in Zimbabwe no one has been sued as of yet.

Cicero
05-03-2006, 07:49 PM
They are looking at Niger for that sort of thing,so far not much luck.
Only 12 computers.

CYaBro
06-03-2006, 08:33 AM
Theft is illegal worldwide.

That might change in France soon.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4770458.stm

Peterj116
06-03-2006, 01:30 PM
If they want a token bust in NZ, all they have to do is go onto TradeMe & look at all of the DVDs that (in broken English) "only play on computer".

:thumbs:

qyiet
06-03-2006, 01:56 PM
Theft is illegal worldwide.Yeah.. but as much as music/movie companies would love you to believe that downloading copy written material is theft it's not.. it is copy write infringement. Not that that makes it legal. However a last I heard even encoding MP3s from CDs you own was technically illegal in NZ.

As far as I know the only people who have been busted are people making money from copying stuff.

-Qyiet

andrew93
06-03-2006, 02:04 PM
If they want a token bust in NZ, all they have to do is go onto TradeMe & look at all of the DVDs that (in broken English) "only play on computer".
Or DVD movies that don't come with covers and the games that don't come with cases or manuals....

kingdragonfly
06-03-2006, 03:37 PM
I think Torrent sites are a more likely target for various anti-piracy organisations, like the MPAA.

andrew93
06-03-2006, 04:21 PM
Plus I heard from somewhere that they were being monitored. Can't remember the source....you'd be better off getting an invite to a private hub

ProMaz
06-03-2006, 11:26 PM
Any remember hearing about New Zealand's DC++ hub (i think it was SilverServer) got political attention?? But once again (like all DC++ hubs) they justified it by saying that it was a Chat Room and the files shared in that room were not the mod's fault.

And on that note, are Xtra still controling P2P sharing (and does this include Torrents)??

mikebartnz
07-03-2006, 10:41 AM
Hmm... Goldcorp springs to mind dosent it Graham.
Fay Ritchwhite.