i've gotten a few letters. No legal action.
i download everything with torrents.
this is my sanctions to usa and eu
for admins: I'm not promoting pirates.
it's being monitored by the police, ofcourse. but not regulated or even punishable. frauds and CP will get you punished for sure, copyright violation by torrent downloads not so much, for now
I've downloaded atleast a thousand movies from The Pirate Bay and never got any message or notification from my ISP here in The Netherlands. Sometimes I would download 60-100 GB per evening and nothing.
Don't really think its punishable here unless they search your computer but even for that I think they need your permission of some sort
Downloading certain HBO series is a different story though, it's a well known fact that HBO contacts your ISP's and ask to warn you.
But that's about it, i don't think HBO would be able to do anything either.
I doubt around any country in south america there is any regulation for that kind (or any kind) of downloads. I don't really use torrents tho, since i don't download much stuff (music/movies/software) and the games i get are from steam. (._.')
I haven't heard anyone getting punished for torrents in my country.
But our PM just blocked twitter for all 12 million users in our country.Why? To stop people from hearing his leaked conversations about corrupted cabinet and his theft, even a tape where he orders his son to move 1 billion dollars of cash out of his house, which we hear him say on another tape later the day, "we have been working all they but still have about 30 mil. € of cash to go.Should we just buy houses with thoose?"
So i wouldn't be suprised if they tried to jail me for using torrents.
The torrent protocol is allowed. It is a common way do distribute linux distributions as an example. However, it is not allowed to download or upload copyrighted material (if they doesn't allow it of course). Doesn't matter if it is via HTTP, torrent or any other technology. The maximum penalty is two years in prison, minimum is fine.
Do they care about Björn, 15 years old, downloading the new Spiderman movie? No. They have caught a few end users just to "spread some terror". Media will write about it and people got scared. They have also taken down bittorrent-trackers here in Sweden. Don't think we have many left. Oh yeah, they are still trying to bring down thepiratebay, but it doesn't work very well.
So yes, people are still downloading a lot.
Downloading content is legal, sharing/uploading isn't.
Yep I download when I need something, tpb ftw :D!
Last thing I downloaded was SP: the stick of truth ^_^
controlling torrents? wait what?
Using private trackers, so really no chance.
As far as I know; downloading is legal but uploading isn't.
I got fined three times in three different apartments during the last several years. But for me it's ok, I downloaded hundreds of movies and episodes of HMYM and stuff. Even the amount which I had to pay each time was pretty small in comparison to the money I saved :D
i buy everything i read, watch or listen
Would they be able to fine you if you use a VPN while you torrent?
In Estonia only reproducing and then distrubuting is punishable and I have personally heard a few cases where one young man copied lods of Estonian music artists albumbs and uploaded them to web.
Only thing they care what goes on with torrents is tracking peophiles and their child porn
I have 1.3 TB downloaded and 5.3 TB uploaded in my acc on rutrackerTM
I have downloaded around 200 movies from torrents. Still waiting for the FBI to knock my door.
I've never heard of a guy getting punished or caught because they downloaded torrents, not in Denmark! ^^
piratebay is blocked by my isp :D
not in spain from what ive seen atleast
Theoretically is not legal to download via torrent in Romania but we have a very big torrent site here that everybody heard of. But they never had problems. I am downloading for more then ~3 years from it all kind of shit and I also never had any kind of problems.
I used torrents in 2005 now filehosters are safer and faster
Just like most other countries: Torrenting is illegal, the website is blocked.
Nothing out of the ordinary. People that gets fined are mostly (99%) only people with mass torrenting. Those people who UPLOAD the files and share them with others. People that uploads 100+ movies per day for everyone to download. Those are the ones that are mostly in danger.
Individuals downloading torrents on the other hand, the chances are slim as fuck, if not almost entirely impossible. (They will have to put up a lawsuit against you personally, it's ALOOOOOT of work for companies to cba going through on every individual. They will rather sue those guys who mass-upload stuff.
actually we dont know if its legal or not but we keep downloading torrent and other stuff that should be...illegal x)
We get letters all the time. Just throw them in the bin.
I think they have successfully prosecuted someone for uploading torrents and charging money for them...
Don`t use torents!...............when you play csgo :D
i'm downloading everything from torrents, except cs ofc.
I download at least 1337gb porn a day, no warnings.
I feel bad conscience using it, so I stopped :/
I download all them Child porns from them.
ain't nobody gonna touch my torrents doe.
dont use P2P shit without a vpn in germany aka torrent,emule and stuff like that.
One click hoster are pretty save tho.
i think its ok unless ur uploading torrents with movies etc, they u can have problems