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The Hurt Locker Will blow Your Mind, Sue Your

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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The Hurt Locker Will blow Your Mind, Sue Your


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Turns out Voltage Pictures, the company that produced the movie that pretty much swept the Oscars this year, is tracking down some 5,000 people who illegally downloaded the film on file-sharing networks, with the intention of suing for damages and court costs. The creepy thing is that they found the people by following their IP addresses, which is that identification number that lets porn sites know where your computer is located; if the individuals’ Internet service providers give up the names,
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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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I think this is important for one reason. This is an example of some one coming after you with a law suite for basically clicking on a link. This will be unfolding in the months to come. Some might call in just another way for the PTB to take something from the little people. That might or might not be. But I do think there is some level of conspiracy at work. I hope as this happens people will post the thoughts, ideas and experiences here.

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posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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I'm not an advocate for the court of law, but I doubt they will actually sue these 5,000 people which seems like a low number or be able to.

And since I bought the movie I would publicly like to vouch for atleast one person who downloaded it.


[edit on 31-5-2010 by AProphet1233]



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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My brother and I, dare i say it, use to download music illegally.

Our teacher showed us how, which is ironic.

In the past year i have been spending a lot of time getting rid of the computer hard drives that hold illegal information, as well as making sure nobody in my family downloads anything.

Just goes to show our current system is wrong and unsustainable in every aspect.

I would advise anyone that downloads or watches movies online to stop.

That industry is about to fall, and anybody involved will pay with their Internet (no more access) or life in prison with a debt that can relate to the United states debt. Unplayable.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by RedGolem


I think this is important for one reason. This is an example of some one coming after you with a law suite for basically clicking on a link. This will be unfolding in the months to come. Some might call in just another way for the PTB to take something from the little people. That might or might not be. But I do think there is some level of conspiracy at work. I hope as this happens people will post the thoughts, ideas and experiences here.

beforeitsnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


More like they just want to sue people who downloaded it through a torrent to prove a lesson. Same thing the music industry tries to do. I don't know if that movie company is big enough to put pressure on the ISPs to release who owns the IPs, but it's been done before. No conspiracy about it.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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Who me?

PeerBlock is your friend. The only true way to be free and clear while surfing the web or downloading anything is to be behind a proxy server or to belong to a site that protects your ip address.

Of course I am still just a noob when it comes to these things, I still think there is no true way to be completely anonymous unless your government disallows ip trackbacks through their servers. Still unsure on all that, like I said, still a noob.

Heck, just a couple of months ago I found out about certificate verification here on ATS. I have done a search for that info and have found a discussion on another site ABOUT ME. On that thread I found out that sites can be spoofed if they can trick the certificate verification protocols. Now, I found the discussion because I had done a search on my avatar name and the person here that started that thread was discussing the implications and what I had to say on that thread. Still do not know all the implications but from what I can understand, there would be no way of knowing if you are even on the site you wanted to be. From what I understand it could be mirrored so to speak. Fed through a filter that everything you did or typed could be copied and codified specifically to your computer.

Now, here is my perception of the whole purpose of the entertainment industries endeavor.

Has anyone heard about the governments wanting to eliminate the anonymous nature of the internet? This is one of their avenues IMO.

Thanks for the read OP. S&F.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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"the company that produced the movie that pretty much swept the Oscars this year, is tracking down some 5,000 people who illegally downloaded the film"

Shouldn't they be happy the film was a success and won so many oscars?

It seems late in the game to be looking for illegal downloaders unless they are trying to set a precident which, like was already mentioned, is strange for such a small studio.

They should give back half of those golden statues to even out their karma or else let this one go.

[edit on 31-5-2010 by AProphet1233]



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:31 PM
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Well that’s a bit silly.

I assume that the people who watch movies online, can’t afford to go to the pictures in the first place... hence no MONEY

The movie company should be sending out thank you’s instead ...

“thank you for taking the time to view our movie online and for passing on your good thoughts to others, As you have saved us MONEY on advertising. As we at blah blah know that word of mouth is good for business.

But I live in a dream world... I like my world It’s nice here



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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Forgot to mention!



Did you know that the makers of the film are being sued for stealing the idea for the film?

'Hurt Locker' Sued Over Stolen Identity



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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Nothing to see here, keep moving.

Companies ALWAYS do this every now and then. They'll threaten action or fake action, release it to the media, and it will get thrown around for a while. Rarely does anything happen and when it happens, it happens to only a few people.

Fact is, they can't logically go after piracy. We pirates are too smart and too vindictive to allow them to win. If they somehow stop one method of piracy, a new one will pop up. New safe guards against piracy? The safe guards are hacked and broken within a week. They can only scare the average consumer who thinks they can safely go on limewire and download thousands of songs still.

They'll go after a couple people here and there, sue them for pretty much all they are worth, get the story in the media monster machine, and let nature take its course. There is no threat for a large majority of people who pirate because it would cost more money then it is worth to prosecute all of these people. Simply far too much.

I for one don't play into their scare tactics. They're meaningless.

Also Gandhi, legally they can prosecute you for any past downloads you have made. There is no statue of limitations. If someone cared so much, they would be able to figure out what you downloaded and when. Even if it was on napster 15 years ago.


Has anyone heard about the governments wanting to eliminate the anonymous nature of the internet?


Yeah, good luck with that. Far too many of us love the anonymous nature of the internet that any attempt would be the start of the first widespread internet war.

This wouldn't just be the group "Anonymous", channers, trolls, script kiddies or pirates against it. Hackers of all sorts will be against it.

Essentially, if any group tried to reign in the anonymous nature of the internet, there would be war. Many of us would rather watch the internet burn and die then see it corrupted in such a matter.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:55 PM
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Originally posted by Whateva69
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Well that’s a bit silly.

I assume that the people who watch movies online, can’t afford to go to the pictures in the first place... hence no MONEY

The movie company should be sending out thank you’s instead ...

“thank you for taking the time to view our movie online and for passing on your good thoughts to others, As you have saved us MONEY on advertising. As we at blah blah know that word of mouth is good for business.

But I live in a dream world... I like my world It’s nice here


I think I like your world too.

Can I come visit sometime? My world is full of, well you know...crap



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by endisnighe

Forgot to mention!



Did you know that the makers of the film are being sued for stealing the idea for the film?

'Hurt Locker' Sued Over Stolen Identity


Ahh, the beautiful, beautiful irony.

For those who deny karma, here's your proof



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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Hey, if I am to go to a movie, it has to be awesome.

Otherwise I wait til it comes out on disc.

Now, I have to link my thread I made about this since you brought it up.

Hoist the COLORS!

Well, it is kinda about pirates.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Thanks for posting everyone.


As to it being mostly scare tactics, I would like to think you are right. In this particular case I think the movie was not given a fair shot at the box office. But filing law suites against the little people just does not make a lot of sense to me. If you want to go after some one they should go after the sites that host it. There are probably the ones with all the money.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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Well I watched the film and I thought it was complete rubbish.

Can I take it back and get a refund as I could with any other product I purchase which fails to deliver ?



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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Off topic but I just wanted to say I like the name.

Was introduced to "A Prophet" in a Middle-Eastern studies class this past semester, was an awesome movie.

Peace homie.



posted on May, 31 2010 @ 06:02 PM
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They are trying a new tactic to sue people to recover funds on a tanked film.

[edit on 31-5-2010 by TaxpayersUnleashed]



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