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'Accidental' Download Sending Man To Prison

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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:01 AM
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Matt White says he accidentally downloaded illegal pornography from a file sharing program called Limewire.

Matthew White, 22, said he was surfing for pornography two years ago on Limewire -- a fire sharing application that allows users to trade music, movies, games and pictures -- when he discovered that some of the files he had downloaded were images of children.

Matt claims he quickly erased the files.

"It didn't appeal to me," he said. "I was looking for women my age, so I just wanted to download 'College Girls Gone Wild' and accidentally downloaded underage pornography."

About a year later, FBI agents showed up at his family's home. The family agreed to let agents examine the computer, and at first, they couldn't find anything.

Investigators later were able to recover the deleted images from deep within the hard drive.

"I asked them, 'Where did you get that? I don't remember that.' I asked them, 'Could I access that if I wanted to?'" Matt said. "They said no."

cbs13.com...


This is a sad story
Limewire is a P2P software
and it's so easy to share any file you wish and put any filename and description you wish, but the contents of the video could be who knows what




posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:27 AM
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That is a sad story, I wonder how they ended up catching up to him two years later ?? I thought once you downloaded something your ip address was removed.

I mean, it was deleted, obviously this guy's not a vicious child pornography kingpin or something.

The internet is becoming something scary.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:34 AM
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he should win that in court
they cant prove he downloaded in on purpouse , he was cooperating etc.

i guess you have to keep huge magnets close to computer now coz when they come its cheaper to just destroy the disks



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:37 AM
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A LOT about this story is very fishy. I have used Limewire in the past.

Feds don't just pop up at your house because you downloaded an untraceable porn image from a p2p program.

This image has no one sender but many who each sens a little bit of the file - no one knows who's computer is sending the file as many tons of people are sending it at once.. you don't know whose bits o files you get.. and no one knows and records who is getting what files. This is why people use p2p sharing programs like Limewire.

So it is Very unlikely a year later the feds will come to look for this picture that was deleted. The feds go after people regularly who are sending lots of child porn files and are stupid enough to get big enough to get noticed. That would not be the case with this kid.

Perhaps it's just a scare tactic.

That's why I stoped using Limewire. Limewire is famous for having files on it that are disguised as other files to trick you to download them.. thousands of people have downloaded child porn thinking it was a piece of music they wanted. The government knows this thier computer experts are not stupid.

[edit on 6-12-2009 by JohnPhoenix]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:56 AM
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Regarding the original post .

This smacks of " Urban Myth "


[edit on 6-12-2009 by mjtwelve]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 01:57 AM
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^ what?
ATS needs to start screening better.
This is getting ridiculous.

On Topic- Only part that raises my eyebrows is the 1 year part.
I can see them going after him after a year if he was pulling double time on the file sharing, but thats only one file.
I got a phone call one time from my cable provider telling me that someone turned me in for uploading media(which by default I was because with UTorrent you seed and you leech at the same time).
So he told me I had to turn off my uploading features on the filesharing program I had, and that next time they caught me doing it, that they could either fine me or throw me in jail. I just erased the file sharing program all together. That is, until I learned about proxies.

[edit on 6-12-2009 by Common Good]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:13 AM
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"Urban Myth " Look it up



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:25 AM
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HAHA. College Girls Gone Wild. Not sure who to believe on this one, him or the feds.

Also, @slaves2012, I have no idea what you said, but I want you to know that it literally made my brain hurt trying to decipher it. Not a headache, a brainache. I think my brain is bleeding now.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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sorry..I meant the guy above you...but you posted tooquickly and got caught in the middle. haha
But I will anyways. For you.

Urban Myth-–
noun
a modern story of obscure origin and with little or no supporting evidence that spreads spontaneously in varying forms and often has elements of humor, moralizing, or horror: Are there alligators living in the New York City sewer system, or is that just an urban legend?



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:33 AM
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Originally posted by slaves2012
SORRY I GET TYPE TONITE THIS WHAT I WAS SAYING LAST YEAR I WAS IN AUSTINE TEXAS WITH MY FRIENDS WE WAS WALKING TALKING IN A ALLY ABOUT N.W.O STUFF AND THIS GUY WALK UP TO US AND ASK CAN I SEE YOUR IDS"S PLEASE. I SAIDE WHY WE HAD A A CALL SOMEONE WAS DOWN TOWN TALKING BAD ON GROUMENT AND WE NEED SEE IF WAS YOU GUYS YOU OK HERE I SAIDE TO HIM I AM FREE TO SAY F*** I LIKE WHO ARE YOU ANY WAY HE AM FROM THE HOME LAND SECURITY WE NEED YOU TO COME WITH US TO THE WHITE SUV UNMARKED THEN I TOLD I WAS A FREEMASON CALL MY LOGE IN DAYTON HERE THE PHONE # HE DID WE GET OUT THAT SH** YES A FREEMASON 32 DEGREE MASON

[edit on 6-12-2009 by slaves2012]


Turn off caps lock and calm the hell down, what's wrong with you?



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:43 AM
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My apologies



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:49 AM
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You notice the only one saying they came after him one year after the fact is the suspect himself? The feds themselves haven't commented or issued any press release, so it could be they came after him right after he did the deed.

I'm guessing he fell into a fed sting, they do place illegal material online, then "trap and trace" anyone who obtains it. It was probably a well labeled file, "13 year old lolita" for instance, then they sat back and snagged every IP of anyone trying to download it. They don't necessarily have to go and arrest you right away, they probably were waiting to conclude their sting before going around and sweeping up all their suspects. I imagine they were going after the more prolific downloaders of child porn first, and just worked their way down the list. This case is a lot like those MPAA cases where they sue someone for sharing/downloading a movie or song. How do they get the downloader's IP? Because the original shared file came straight from one of the studios/artists lawyers as a sting (when going after downloaders), or was P2P'd to them (when going after sharers). I think they need to be the ones sharing, seeding, or dl'ing that file to make it evidence.

As a side note, if you're using any file-sharing services, it's a real good idea to routinely clean your HDD. Simply deleting a file doesn't remove it from your disk, and feds/police have forensic software that can recover anything. Your best bet is to use a tool like BC Wipe (it writes 0's and 1's over your data), and reformat and reinstall your OS. If you wanted to be truly safe on the web and not leave any traces of your surfing activity, use one of the flavors of Linux Live Disk installed to a CD or flash drive, once you remove the CD or flash, all traces of your web activity are gone.

[edit on 6-12-2009 by Blackmarketeer]



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:50 AM
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:56 AM
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Originally posted by slaves2012
ok i am a freemason sorry we talk in a werd way sorry slaves


Yeah, we gathered that from your all caps rambling gibberish. Obviously, grammar isn't a big deal at the lodge.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 02:57 AM
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Originally posted by diccolo

Originally posted by slaves2012
ok i am a freemason sorry we talk in a werd way sorry slaves


Yeah, we gathered that from your all caps rambling gibberish. Obviously, grammar isn't a big deal at the lodge.





posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:03 AM
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posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:10 AM
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Either the guy is extremely unlucky or he was telling tales and had actually downloaded and uploaded alot of child pornography. If everyone who had accidentally downloaded child porn on limewire was sent to prison there wouldn't be anywhere to put them all.



posted on Dec, 6 2009 @ 03:22 AM
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In the days of the first Napster you were caught because you shared copyright material. Basically the RIAA searched for infringing material. The RIAA got the IP and address from the ISP and sent letters on behalf of the Artist. I like a few other people out there traded MP3's. I received a letter representing the Artist demanding i stop sharing. I did and never had a problem.
The .gov will use honeypots that share illegal material such as child porn to help catch pedophiles. Entrapment but it passes because it gets the bad guys.
You can take any video file and rename it Collage Girls Gone Wild and share it just to mess with people. 2 girls 1 cup video renamed to Care Bears Christmas or something a child might search for and download concerns some people.

Just because you delete a file does not mean it is gone. DOD standards for deleating data tells you few things on that.

Collage guy downloading tons of porn 24/7... not hard to imagine.

Story is plausible in every way.



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