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  Reply # 1374922 26-Aug-2015 22:30
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it looks like some people could be

https://torrentfreak.com/75000-popcorn-time-users-in-crosshairs-of-anti-piracy-group-150825/



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  Reply # 1375099 27-Aug-2015 10:50
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Brumfondl:
vexxxboy: have you ever seen popcorn running, it does not say anything about torrent  downloads or that you will be uploading data, you have to look pretty hard to find the settings. It just looks like Netflix , you click on a movie and it starts in 30 seconds or so.


The OP specifically states 'I knew it was a torrent site'. Nuff said.


Yes I knew it was a torrent site but haven't thought about it'd upload it back. I know if you download stuff from utorrent etc it'll start seeding unless you cancel the option. Popcorn time looked like you'd stream it online like any other website without seeding it back

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  Reply # 1375129 27-Aug-2015 11:44
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Like some other commenters, I haven't used torrent since the new law - to be on the safe side. However I do download from Usenet which I believe is not P2P and so not covered by the legislation. Can anyone confirm that please? And do others go to Usenet too??

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  Reply # 1375131 27-Aug-2015 11:46
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yudumcan:
Brumfondl:
vexxxboy: have you ever seen popcorn running, it does not say anything about torrent  downloads or that you will be uploading data, you have to look pretty hard to find the settings. It just looks like Netflix , you click on a movie and it starts in 30 seconds or so.


The OP specifically states 'I knew it was a torrent site'. Nuff said.


Yes I knew it was a torrent site but haven't thought about it'd upload it back. I know if you download stuff from utorrent etc it'll start seeding unless you cancel the option. Popcorn time looked like you'd stream it online like any other website without seeding it back

cheers

The thing with BitTorrent is that (quite apart from the seeding aspect after you've finished downloading) it's peer to peer so you're actually always sharing pieces with other users and they are sharing with you (i.e. it's not just from seeders to leechers). In a sense, you're always uploading. That's just how it works.

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  Reply # 1375247 27-Aug-2015 15:10
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NorthernZone: Like some other commenters, I haven't used torrent since the new law - to be on the safe side. However I do download from Usenet which I believe is not P2P and so not covered by the legislation. Can anyone confirm that please? And do others go to Usenet too??


I also use Usenet and believe it is a direct download so therefore the torrent monitors don't pick you up.




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  Reply # 1375276 27-Aug-2015 16:10
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littleheaven:
NorthernZone: Like some other commenters, I haven't used torrent since the new law - to be on the safe side. However I do download from Usenet which I believe is not P2P and so not covered by the legislation. Can anyone confirm that please? And do others go to Usenet too??


I also use Usenet and believe it is a direct download so therefore the torrent monitors don't pick you up.


NZ Copyright Law covers file sharing.  If you are only downloading from Usenet then you are not sharing and not in breach of the file sharing section of the copyright act.

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  Reply # 1375301 27-Aug-2015 16:54
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littleheaven:
I also use Usenet and believe it is a direct download so therefore the torrent monitors don't pick you up.


No, but some content rights owners do, and they can & do chase these down illegal downloads.
They arnt stupid , and there are companies setup to that will, for a fee, go monitor the usuall download sites & usenet sites and track down the downloaders

In an interview I heard with one PPV provider , he organised for illegal downloaders from certain sites to be proscecuted/fined . He said the owners of these 
certain cites are more than happy to hand over all info of who was downloading what, just to make the private investigation go away.



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  Reply # 1375308 27-Aug-2015 17:10
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Good to know. I've been using it for years for TV downloads. That's mainly been superseded by Netflix/Hulu now, but there's still the odd show you can't get on either - or can't get all of. Tends to be more obscure and not the latest hit stuff, though, which is easily available by legit services.




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