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    A warning about p2p invites

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      A warning about p2p invites

      Please DO NOT sign up to this forum with the intention of asking for a demonoid or any other type of p2p invite, We are now running a zero tolerance policy on members signing up just to ask for invites for illegal p2p sites, you WILL be banned.

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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      about time it was knocked on the head theses invite threads was getting beyond a joke
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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      At long last, it has a been a big concern of mine for a while . Now perhaps we can get back to some normallity

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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      Playing Devils Advocate here.....

      Are the sites strictly "illegal" as there are benefits to them as per Linux distros etc?

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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      SatDish, Perhaps you should also mention that we should not post links to these sorts of sites either? Regardless of asking for invites or not?

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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      Quote Originally Posted by pjd2209 View Post
      Playing Devils Advocate here.....

      Are the sites strictly "illegal" as there are benefits to them as per Linux distros etc?
      To be honest, whilst there may be "some" legal fiiles on these sites, the majority will not be.

      Many Linux sites will no doubt have torrent files to download instead of using private sites.
      Plus you get the added saftey that you know that the files wouldn't have been tampered with - cos there are virii out there for Linux!!

      Anyway, totally agree with the stance of Satdish and Newsreader on this, if you want to sign up for these sites it is possible, you just need to try (but remember that they are illegal and we will find you)

      Oop's I mean they...

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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      Although that there are legal uses of p2p distribution, BBC iplayer, World Of Warcraft patch distribution, Xbox Live etc the FBI estimates that 90% of all p2p traffic is illegal in one way or another.

      Add to the fact that 60% of daytime internet traffic and 90% of night time internet traffic is now p2p filesharing that's a lot of illegal activity going on.

      Also the ISP's are getting worried as they pay for bandwidth used, p2p is putting a serious dent into their profit margins, yet FUP's are increasing the bandwidth given out with a package and I don't think any of us would go to the situation of paying per gig used.

      Anyways well done guys and I hope you can keep up with all the posts that get put on here.

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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      Quote Originally Posted by FibreOptic View Post
      SatDish, Perhaps you should also mention that we should not post links to these sorts of sites either? Regardless of asking for invites or not?
      I would personally think it best not to post links to P2P sites... could be seen as facilitating copyright infringement.


      Some interesting reading...

      TV Links shut down for linking | Technology | Guardian Unlimited

      Cops pull plugs on TV-links, claim 'facilitation of infringement' | The Register

      TV-Links man was arrested under trademark laws | The Register

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      Re: A warning about p2p invites

      Quote Originally Posted by Undecided Adrian View Post
      Although that there are legal uses of p2p distribution, BBC iplayer, World Of Warcraft patch distribution, Xbox Live etc the FBI estimates that 90% of all p2p traffic is illegal in one way or another.
      …and I wouldn't be surprised if the "invite-only" sites were closer to 100% illegal.

      At least we won't be getting anyone looking for an Oink invite any more…


     

     

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